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Dura Products appoints new business development manager

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Dura Products has announced it has appointed Andy Robinson as its business development manager, which is a newly-created role. Robinson will focus on promoting Dura products’ range of recycled plastic kerbs and drainage systems, with the goal will be to increasingly reach local authorities, merchants, designers and housebuilders. Andy Robinson, …

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Toolstation launches advertising campaign

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Toolstation announces it will launch a national brand advertising campaign from the August 26 to coincide with its peak trading period in September. The campaign is designed to showcase Toolstation’s ability to help trade and expert DIY customers conquer their jobs, through its speedy click and collect service proposition. Angela …

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Brett Martin invests in new fleet of vehicles

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Brett Martin announced it has invested in a new fleet of vehicles and help with point of sale, the local team is focused on giving merchants the level of service they need, right on their doorstep. The new delivery trucks and offer a delivery service of two to three working …

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Travis Perkins sees first half sales and profits fall

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Builders merchant group Travis Perkins has posted a fall of 2.5% in revenue and 31% in adjusted operating profts for the six months to June 30 2023. The announcement today (August 1) showed sales were £2,472m and operating profit £112m  reflecting weak market volumes in private domestic RMI and new …

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Mark Vitow Ltd adds new regional sales managers

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Mark Vitow Ltd has appointed Matt Smith to regional sales manager for the South West and Adam Hewlett to regional sales manager for London and the Home Counties. Matt Smith is a business graduate with 11 years’ experience as a sales professional. He has significant experience within the Plumbing and …

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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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Neoperl UK appoints new sales manager for UK & Ireland

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Neoperl UK has appointed Chris Neath as sales manager for UK & Ireland. He brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked for the business for almost a decade. Neath joined Neoperl UK as a sales administrator in 2013, progressing on to business development manager in 2017. Neath’s …

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Volumes down by -5.3% according to latest PHMI

PHMI Q2 2022 Report

Figures released by the Builders Merchants Federation in its latest Plumbing & Heating Merchants Index (PHMI) shows that sales values in Q2 2022 increased by +2.7% against Q1 2021, with one less trading day this year. The increase came entirely from price inflation (+8.4%), with volumes down by -5.3%. However, …

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Price inflation drives Q2 record merchant sales


The BMF’s Builder Merchants Building Index (BMBI) latest report on sales of building materials in the UK, once again underscores the impact of price inflation on the sector.  Overall sales revenue in Quarter 2 2022 was the highest since the BMBI started in 2015 but, just as in the first …

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Aqualisa hires new director of sales for specification division

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British bathroom specialist Aqualisa has hired Glenn Payne as director of sales within its specification division. In this new role, Payne will report to Aqualisa sales director Tim Creedon, and will spearhead the expansion of its business in the specification, housebuilder and developer channels. Payne joins Aqualisa from construction materials …

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