Tag Archives: Training

Travis Perkins launches its “Trade Talk” podcast

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Travis Perkins has launched a podcast entitled ‘Trade Talk’ – the three-part series is hosted by podcast and radio presenter, Sally Wallace. In the first episode Wallace talks with Karl Conway, of KLC Builders from South Manchester, and Jake Keenan, a Travis Perkins branch manager at Congleton, about their experiences …

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BESA appoints director of specialist knowledge


Rachel Davidson has been appointed to the new position of director of specialist knowledge at the Building Engineering Services Association. Davidson will have a particular focus on the Building Safety Act and its implications for BESA members and the wider specialist building services sector. “The new Act is just starting …

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NMBS achieves apprenticeship milestone

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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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Jewson support mental health awareness in construction with its “Big Brew”

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Jewson has announced that more than 40 of its branches became hubs for mental health support earlier this month, as the builders merchant teamed up with charity Band of Builders to host The Big Brew. The event was designed to raise awareness of mental health challenges in the construction industry, …

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Baxi launches air source heat pump training

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Baxi has launched its full suite of air source heat pump training courses to support heating engineers and installers, as it looks to become more familiar with and qualified to install the technology. The new ASHP courses, which are available at Baxi’s network of training centres across the UK, offer …

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Simon Acres takes Gamble on merchant training modules


Andy Gamble, former managing director of RGB, and recently retired with over 40 year’s builders merchanting under his belt, has joined forces with training provider Simon Acres Group on an online training programme for builders merchants. An Introduction to Builders Merchants by Andy Gamble is suitable for anyone considering a …

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Forest Garden presented the first King’s Award for Enterprise – for Innovation.

Forest Garden are presented with the Kings Award for Enterprise for Innovation

Forest Garden has welcomed a host of dignitaries to its Worcestershire headquarters for its presentation of the first ever King’s Award for Enterprise – for Innovation. Forest chairman Guy Grainger and CEO Sam Smith were presented with the award, which is the highest and most prestigious given to UK businesses, …

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CCF supports supply chain with ASFP passive fire experience

CCF South Ruislip hosts ASFP passive fire experience

CCF, supported by ROCKWOOL and Promat, is providing a series of ASFP passive fire protection product training sessions for its customers at CCF branches across the UK. The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) mobile classroom is scheduled to visit five CCF branches in Harmondsworth, South Ruislip, Cardiff, Exeter and …

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Jewson launches hub to support housing associations

Second on the right Scott Cooper managing director of JPS

Jewson Partnership Solutions has launched its second AVAIL Housing Hub, its aim is to help housing providers in Leeds – it opened at the end of September. This follows its launch of its first AVAIL Housing Hub in Newcastle earlier this year, the one-stop-shop building and maintenance hub in Leeds …

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Selco hosts apprenticeship graduation celebration

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Selco Builders Warehouse has announced it has hosted its event to mark the achievements of more than 60 colleagues who have completed nationally recognised qualifications, it took place at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales. The majority of the apprentices came from Selco’s Rising Stars scheme, a management training programme designed …

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