Tag Archives: Anniversary

NMBS achieves apprenticeship milestone

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NMBS has achieved its target to recruit 60 apprentices in its 60th Anniversary year – and is now set on reaching 100 new recruits by February 2024. The apprentices are studying at NMBS members including Gardner and Scardifield Ltd, YARD Direct and Silverton Builders Merchants Ltd, as well as other …

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Brian Conley hosts NMBS 60th anniversary celebration

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NMBS has announced it has celebrated its 60th anniversary; at its annual Dinner Dance which took place on October 28 2023, in the Great Room at Grosvenor House in London. NMBS chief executive officer Chris Hayward took to the stage to welcome guests and thank them for their continued support …

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Selco Bradford celebrates 15-year anniversary

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Selco has announced it is celebrating its 15-year anniversary of its Bradfords branch, lord mayor councillor Gerry Baker was invited to join-in the celebrations. It also held a charity raffle and a cake sale, in aid of Cancer Research UK, while there was a special darts competition held for customers …

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Tarmac celebrates 120-year anniversary

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Tarmac is celebrating its 120th year anniversary since it was founded in 1903 by Edgar Hooley, the Nottinghamshire surveyor who perfected how to make roads “stick”. Originally founded as the Tarmacadam Patent Syndicate Limited in 1903, Tarmac quickly became synonymous with roads and supported the national effort in both the …

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BMF announces its Young Achiever and Marketing Awards shortlist

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The Builders Merchants Federation has announced its shortlists for its 10th annual Young Achiever Awards, and for a new award for Marketing Excellence – the winners will be announced at its BMF Annual Conference and Awards dinner on September 21. The BMF Young Achiever Awards are open to anyone under …

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Employee from family of brickyard workers celebrates 50 years’ service

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At its Annual Long Service Awards ceremony, held at St. Ermin’s Hotel in London, leading building products manufacturer Forterra celebrated Peterborough employee Keith Coulson, who represents the third-generation of Coulsons to have worked for the company. Coulson began his career in 1972, but has memories of the old brickyard from …

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Covers aims to raise £30,000 for local hospices

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Covers Timber & Builders Merchants is aiming to raise £30,000 for hospices across the south of England during the company’s annual Help for Hospices week. Between September 12-16, Covers’ 14 depots will be fundraising for 11 hospices that provide vital care and support to people in the communities where they …

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Three generations give Three Cheers for Bradfords’ 250 years campaign

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 The oldest builders’ merchants in the UK, Bradfords Building Supplies, has launched its ‘Three Cheers’ campaign in celebration of its 250th birthday. The ‘Three Cheers for 250 Years’ campaign is also about raising a glass and recognising the value of collaboration, partnership and everyone in the industry looking out for each …

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Bradfords celebrates 250th birthday

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Bradfords Building Supplies, the oldest builders’ merchants in the UK and number one builders’ merchant in the South West is celebrating its 250th birthday in 2020.  The company had a turnover of £150 million in 2019 and currently employs 700 staff across 42 branches. David Young, CEO of Bradfords Building …

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Polypipe turns the big 4-0

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More than 300 Polypipe Civils employees gathered to mark the 40th anniversary of operations at the company’s flagship manufacturing site in Horncastle, Lincolnshire. Since opening in 1979 as a 5,000 square ft. factory housing one machine and twelve employees, the site has expanded to become one of the most advanced …

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