Tag Archives: Awareness

Walsall Wheelbarrows help raise money for prostate cancer

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The Walsall Wheelbarrow Company Ltd, the only remaining UK-based and UK-owned manufacturer of wheelbarrows has teamed up with charity Prostate Cancer UK to launch a wheelbarrow to increase awareness and raise funds. The Walsall Wheelbarrow Company Ltd have launched the UK’s first wheelbarrow designed to help Prostate Cancer UK, the …

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Trade sector urged to ‘open the door’ to mental health

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Employers in the trade sector are being urged to make changes in the workplace on this year’s World Mental Health Day, to create an environment that encourages an open door policy for employees to talk openly about how they feel The message comes from Boiler Guide and its founder, David …

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World Suicide Prevention Day

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September 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), a day in which organisations across the world raise awareness about suicide prevention. With over 6,507 suicides registered in the UK last year alone, it is vital we open up this conversation.   In response to the latest report released by the Office of National …

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Travis Perkins wins ‘Livery of the Year’ Award

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Travis Perkins won this year’s ‘Livery of the Year’ award in the annual Motor Transport Awards. The award,  sponsored by Pirelli Truck (Prometeon), was presented at a glittering Awards Dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 3 July 2019, where over 1,400 industry experts were gathered to watch Claudia …

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Rudridge planning 50km walk in memory of colleague

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A team of staff from the materials and groundworks supplier Rudridge will be walking up to 50km in memory of a much missed colleague.   Tony Marshall, who worked at the company’s Farnham branch for many years, suffered a fatal stroke in 2016. The company is now hoping to raise …

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Mates in Mind calls on industry leaders to transform mental health

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Mates in Mind believes business leaders are in a good position to address mental health in the workplace, but encourages them to consider that delivering meaningful change to their workforces should be effectively aligned to their business priorities. Mates in Mind were encouraged by the level of engagement driven by …

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Blue Monday Awareness: Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity Figures

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Construction Industry Helpline provides £1.254M of charitable services to support the wellbeing of the construction workforce and their families in the UK and Ireland 2018 was a difficult year for the construction industry and the human impact of the stress and strains of working in such an environment is clearly …

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BMF All Industry Conference looks to change conversation on mental health

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 The Builders Merchants Federation will be addressing the important issue of mental health at next year’s BMF All Industry Conference.  Speaking on the main platform on Day One, award-winning mental health campaigners Neil Laybourn and Jonny Benjamin MBE will share their story and offer practical advice on how to work …

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Halogen Bulbs banned from 1st September


From 1st September 2018 the ban on importing or producing halogen light bulbs comes into effect as a final phase of the EU Energy regulations 2018 bans them from sale.  But according to a news report from Which a recent consumer survey has reported that 64% of UK consumers are …

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