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Joseph Parr invests £1m in North Tyneside

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Leading independent timber & builders merchant, Joseph Parr has completed its £1m investment into the north Tyneside area. Joseph Parr (Middlesbrough) covers the Northeast area with two branches & a newly refurbished 4000ft² showroom in Stockton on Tees. David Anderson, managing director, said: “Our Benton site had outgrown itself and …

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England’s home World Cup quest gets Selco backing

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Selco Builders Warehouse has joined the three England teams preparing for the Rugby League World Cup which kicks off next weekend. The builders merchant has become an official partner of England Rugby League and will see its branding feature on the playing shirts of the Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair teams …

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Volumes down and inflation rising, according to July BMBI

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The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales were virtually flat (+0.2%) in July 2022 compared to the same month in 2021. As in previous months, volume sales were down (-12.8%) yet price inflation remained high (+15.0%). 10 of the 12 categories sold more …

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Beesley & Fildes opens new £2m distribution centre

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Beesley & Fildes has opened a new £2m distribution centre in Widnes to accommodate the growth in demand for building products. Situated near key strategic highways, including the M56, M62 and M57, the facility will support the business’s 11 north west-based branches and its online click and collect customers. The …

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h&b Development Group adds new recruit

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Yorkshire-base independent builders merchant Woods of Hornsea has become the latest recruit to the h&b Development Group. Woods of Hornsea is a single branch mixed merchant based in the Yorkshire coastal town of Hornsea run by husband-and-wife team Nick and Mandy Tudor. The Tudors took over Woods in 2016 when …

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Lords extends Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club sponsorship

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Lords Builders Merchants’ long-standing partnership with Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club has been extended for the seventh consecutive season. For the forthcoming 2022/23 Championship Rugby campaign, Lords will remain the club’s key partner and as such, will continue to have their branding on the home and away kits and on a …

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Bradfords renews partnership with Cornish Pirates

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Bradfords Building Supplies has renewed its partnership with the Cornish Pirates for the new rugby union season, as part of its ongoing support for regional sports. Last season’s inaugural Bradfords Community Cup saw some 250 school children participate in a festival of rugby at the Cornish Pirates’ ground in Penzance, …

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Saint-Gobain puts Jewson on the market

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Builders merchant Jewson, is being put up for sale by its parent company Saint-Gobain, the Paris-listed global conglomerate.  JP Morgan has been tasked with looking into the possibility of hiving off the merchant business. The 400 branch builders merchant was acquired by Saint-Gobain in 2000, when it bought Meyer International. …

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Jewson opens new showroom in Kilmarnock

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Jewson has opened a new kitchen and bathroom showroom in Kilmarnock supporting the Ayrshire area. Located on Queens Drive, the branch is the largest of its kind in Scotland and will be open to trade customers and members of the public from September 5. The new showroom will display Jewson’s …

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Collier and Catchpole invests in Ipswich shop

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Independent builders’ merchant Collier and Catchpole has invested over £200,000 in refurbishing its Ipswich shop and sales office, together with reconfiguring the yard layout. Tim Rowbottom, manging director, said: “Our business is very much based on the people we employ but without the correct tools and facilities they will always …

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