Tag Archives: Scotland

NMBS achieves apprenticeship milestone

Joshua Purcell Silverton apprentice

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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MGM Timber opens St Andrews branch

MGM Timber opens St Andrews branch as it invests in retail experience across Scotland

MGM Timber has announced it has opened a new branch in St Andrews, this is the merchant’s 15th branch in Scotland. The company explained that it opened its branch after extensive customer research, its new store has been designed to reflect the insights customers provided to offer an improved experience, …

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Jewson and Polypipe announce winners of Scottish youth sports kit giveaway

STRANRAER FC JENKINS U21 development squad 3 1

Jewson and plastic pipe manufacturer Polypipe have awarded nine youth sport teams across Scotland dual-branded sponsored strips as part of a competition. The winning teams have been announced as Wigtownshire Youth Rugby and Stranraer FC Youth in Stranraer; Livingston Rugby Boys’ Team in Falkirk; Drumchapel United in Paisley; Oban Galaxy …

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Grant UK appoint sales support engineer

Steven Paton appointed Grant UKs Sales Support Engineer

Grant UK is pleased to announce that Steven Paton is the company’s new sales support engineer for the North of England and Scotland, providing technical sales support to customers and assisting their renewable heating projects. Paton first joined Grant UK in May 2022 as the area sales manager for the …

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Grant UK appoints two Area Sales Managers

Jim Moody

Grant UK has appointed two Area Sales Managers, Jim Moody and Terry Townend, the former for central and southern Scotland and the latter for the Midlands. Moody has a background in plumbing and in 2017 he stepped away from the tools after two decades to join a heating manufacturer as …

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Stelrad Radiators appoint new business development manager

Tom McGrory Stelrad

Stelrad Radiators has announced that Tom McGrory will be its new business development manager in Scotland. McGrory joins from Worcester Bosch where he was Technical Area Sales Manager and Key Account Manager for Scotland, prior to that he worked for British Gas for 26 years. McGrory hails from Motherwell and …

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Russell Roof Tiles completes £1 million manufacturing upgrade

Russell Roof Tiles completes 1million manufacturing upgrade to its Lochmaben site

Russell Roof Tiles has announced it has officially completed its latest £1 million manufacturing upgrade, the investment is to improve the efficiency of the facility. The investment follows a £2 million utility plant investment at the site last year, which involved the firm’s first robotic packer helping to increase production …

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SBS has opened its Dundee branch

SBS Dundee

SBS opens its 35,000 sq ft unit in Dundee, located within Claverhouse Industrial Park on Charles Bowman Avenue. The Dundee brand is due to open in Q2 2023 and it follows on from the opening of the merchant’s Glasgow branch in 2020. SBS regional manager, Iain Mills, said: “Having two …

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AG has made three new appointments


UK and Ireland specialist paving and building products company, AG, has appointed James Jack as head of sales for Scotland, it has also appointed a new digital marketing manager and a new specification consultant. Jack has spent 25 years working in the construction industry, in both the manufacturing and distribution …

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BMF opens third Regional Centre of Excellence in Scotland at Superglass

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched its 22nd Regional Centre of Excellence (RCoE), and the third in Scotland, at Superglass Insulation in Stirling. The growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence is making training courses and regional meetings more accessible to BMF members throughout the UK and Ireland. …

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