On 30 November, Saint-Gobain Building Distribution exchanged contracts and completed the acquisition of Benchmark Building Supplies.
IronmongeryDirect is on the hunt for graduates to join its Graduate Management Scheme, as expansion across the business continues.
Sprue Safety Products continues to go from strength to strength with the appointment of five new specification managers, all tasked with enhancing the presence of the trade-only brand Sona.
Knauf Insulation has expanded its dedicated merchant support team, to provide even more support to its customers. The team now consists of four field-based sales representatives, two in the North and two in the South.
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Graham expands with new branch openings
Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has continued to extend its network by investing in a number of relocations and new branches.
Breedon announces acquisition of the Sherburn Minerals Group, alongside trading update
Breedon announced it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the Sherburn Minerals Group for a total consideration of up to £15.7m.
NBG is on the right page
NBG is launching Merchant Pages, a new online product data service for its merchant partners and suppliers.
JTL appoints new head of marketing and communications
JTL has appointed Cathie Foster as its new head of marketing and communications, based at its Birmingham Centre of Excellence.
ASSA ABLOY holds successful apprentice day for second year running
ASSA ABLOY has hosted a locksmith apprentice open day at its Portobello site in the West Midlands for the second year running.
Keyline plays major role in £745m transport project
Keyline has partnered with the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) Construction Joint Venture as new works contractor and Aberdeen Roads as principal contractor to supply drainage and heavy building materials throughout the construction phase of the AWPR/B-T, a new bypass for the north east of Scotland. Work on the AWPR/B-T started last year and the project is planned to open to traffic by winter 2017.
The W.Howard Group purchases Balcas Kildare
W.Howard Group has acquired Balcas Kildare, which has been manufacturing decorative mouldings since 1988.
More internal promotions and new recruits for Kelkay
Kelkay has enjoyed significant business growth in recent years and has responded with investment in new plant and machinery to cope with growing demand. The business has now taken a look at the management and staff it needs to secure long-term growth plans which has resulted in a number of new key appointments and internal promotions.
Howarth Timber reports successful Trade Day in Leeds
Howarth Timber and Building Supplies held its Trade Day at Elland Road in Leeds on 24 November, where exhibitors had the chance to meet more than 1,000 visitors from across the industry.
Abloy presents ISIA Locksmith Award
Abloy UK has presented Crothers Security with the Locksmith of the Year award at the recent Irish Security Institute Association (ISIA) Awards 2016.
Bond It supports The Lighthouse Club event
Bond It has lent its support to a fundraising initiative staged by The Lighthouse Club. The Lighthouse Club John O’Groats to Land’s End Run is a biennial road rally, which sees participants raising sponsorship by driving from one end of the country to the other.
Greenworks at Jewson Live 2016
Greenworks is inviting Jewson Live visitors to attend a guest speaker slot by commercial director Marcus Jefford and Martin Taylor from Local Authority Building Control, who will be explaining building compliance and addressing the pitfalls that those involved in housebuilding can encounter.
RGB race day raises over £450 for Prostate Cancer UK
Customers, suppliers and staff from RGB Building Supplies raised £464 for Prostate Cancer UK during the company’s annual race day, held at Exeter Racecourse on 9 November.
The IPG hosts annual Members’ Dinner
Buying group The IPG recently held its annual Members' Dinner at the Alexandra House Hotel in Wiltshire.
Travis Perkins’ P&H division joins the BMF
The Plumbing and Heating (P&H) division of Travis Perkins, which includes City Plumbing Supplies and PTS along with six other brands, has joined the Builders Merchants Federation.
Industry triumphs at the BMN Awards
The builders’ merchant industry has come together to celebrate its achievements at the annual BMN Awards.
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