Tag Archives: Merchant

Robert Price opens sustainable centre


Created to showcase, inform and educate customers on sustainable building materials and construction solutions, builders merchant Robert Price opened its Sustainable Energy Centre in Newport, last month. The independent builders’ merchant has teamed up with Daikin, world-leaders in heat pump manufacturing to launch the centre in Robert Price’s Newport branch. …

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Alsford’s people investment gets recognised

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South East based builder’s merchant Alsford Timber Ltd has been shortlisted for The Award for UK Employer of the Year (250+ Employees) in The Investors in People Awards 2022. The Investors in People Awards celebrate the very best organisations and individuals from around the world across various organisational, people, wellbeing …

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Elec-Mec chooses NBG

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Accessing industry expertise and experience was the key consideration for joining National Buying Group (NBG), according to the organisation’s newest Partner, Elec-Mec. The bathroom, plumbing, heating, lighting and electrical merchant, which has branches in West London and Middlesex, has operated as an independent merchant for the past 25 years. Yet …

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Wavin and Wolseley strengthen partnership

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Global plumbing and drainage provider, Wavin, has strengthened its retail network through a new distribution partnership with Wolseley. The specialist merchant will now stock more than 380 ‘essential’ Wavin Osma above ground drainage products across its distribution centres, allowing for next-day nationwide delivery for customers. This new deal bolsters the …

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Timber industry and merchant collaboration is key to success

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Sanjit Dosanjh, West Fraser’s (Trading as Norbord) national sales manager for the UK & Ireland, examines the relationship between merchants and the timber industry. The relationship between the timber industry and the merchant sector has never been stronger. Through effective communication and understanding, we have navigated a turbulent market that, …

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Shortlist announced for BMF Young Achiever Awards

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has announced the shortlist for its 2022 Young Achiever Awards, for those under 35 working in either a merchant or supplier business. In drawing up the shortlist, the judges were looking for talented individuals who have both excelled in their role, and have made a …

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Selco to close for three weeks

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Selco Builders Warehouse has announced its branch network will close for the next three weeks due to the Covid-19 situation. Chief executive Howard Luft cited the welfare of customers, colleagues and suppliers as paramount after reaching the decision to suspend trading at the company’s 68 branches until mid-April. In the …

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Selco gives backing to Swansea women’s group

A Swansea charity which helps create a brighter future for women in the city has been given a helping hand by a local builders merchant. Selco Builders Warehouse’s Swansea branch, based on Upper Fforest Way in Llansamlet,  has provided Growing Real Opportunities for Women (GROW) Cymru with sand and cement …

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Bradfords launches campaign to help ‘get Spring done’

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Bradfords Building Supplies, the oldest builders’ merchant in the UK and number one builders’ merchant in the South West has today launched its Spring Campaign, which this year has the slogan ‘Get Spring Done’. As Bradford’s celebrates its 250th anniversary, it’s made a substantial marketing investment to kick off its …

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Simon Acres makes charity donation following KBB

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Simon Acres Group donated £5,000 to three designated charities, following its successful first year at KBB Birmingham 2020. The company committed to not use any plastic for marketing merchandise for the duration of KBB, donating the money they would have spent, estimated to be £5,000, to wellness charities. Visitors to …

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