Jane Anderson with some of the children she met on the trip.
Crown Paints’ Jane Anderson has returned from a trip of a lifetime to help underprivileged children in a remote area of Vietnam.
Alex Clifford has been appointed as BMF’s regional manager for London and the South East.
The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed Alex Clifford as regional manager for London and the South East with effect from 1 June, 2016.
Somerset-based timber supplier demonstrates aggressive growth with a new purpose built timber yard and a recruitment drive for additional staff.
Huws Gray has recently invested in the Uni-Roll 750 joist press at its Llangefni truss and easi-joist manufacturing plant. This is following their recent investment in the extension of the truss press to 36m and investing in a randek saw in 2015.
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Warren Mackie joins BJ Waller as specifications manager
Architectural ironmongery specialist BJ Waller has announced the appointment of Warren Mackie as its new specifications manager. Mr Mackie’s arrival emphasizes the company’s dedication to working closely with architects, joiners and main contractors.
BMBI Report: Quarter 1, 2016
The Builders' Merchant Building Index, a definitive monthly analysis of the changes in the builders' merchant market, has now released its report for Quarter 1 of 2016.
Jewson announces Building Better Communities 2016 finalists
Jewson has announced the finalists for the Building Better Communities 2016 competition. The winners will share a prize fund of £250,000 and will be announced at a ceremony on 4 July at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.
Mike Lemmon to oversee Dryseal Scotland
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CPA supporting the Lighthouse Club Charity Summer Ball
The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and, in recognition of its history, the CPA is continuing its long-term support of the Lighthouse Club Charity, which is celebrating 60 years of delivering financial and welfare support to construction workers and their families.
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Meyer joins the BMF
Meyer has joined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) and will also host the next BMF Timber Forum at its state of the art training centre in Stoke on Trent on 29 November.
BSS scores safety award
BSS has won an award in recognition of its contribution towards health and safety from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). RoSPA honoured the company with the Silver Achievement Award in its 2016 Health & Safety Awards.
NBG surveys shows positive results
A key part of the recent National Buying Group (NBG) Partner Day was the presentation of surveys carried out among both partners and suppliers. The surveys were designed to benchmark NBG’s performance against a series of business KPIs and against other buying groups and nationals.
80% of builders will base EU decision on broader personal beliefs, says FMB
More than 80% of bosses of small construction firms will overwhelmingly base their decision to remain or leave the EU on their broader personal beliefs instead of their business interests, according to a new poll by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
Winners of the Wienerberger Brick Awards 2016 announced
The winners of the Wienerberger Brick Awards 2016 have been announced, in the following categories: Residential Use, Public Use, Re-Use, Urban Infill, and Special Solution. In total, more than 600 projects from 55 countries had been submitted, a new record participation. An independent pre-jury panel narrowed down the submissions to 50 nominations and, from this shortlist, a jury of four architects selected the winners.
Midlands project to supply 100m more bricks nationwide
Ibstock Brick will increase its capacity to produce an additional 100m bricks a year thanks to a major project delivered by G F Tomlinson.
Doors open on new timber business
TFC Supplies has opened it’s doors this month, supplying both the trade and public with products from timber, fencing and cladding to stables, gates and concrete products. Located at the Moorfields Industrial Estate, Cotes Heath, Stafford, TFC Supplies has also launched an ecommerce site offering nationwide delivery.
Abacus goes with the Flow
MP Moran turned to Abacus Manufacturing Group to help create a display at one end of its new Flow Luxury Bathroom showrooms. Created at MP Moran's head office in Kilburn, the showroom was officially opened by television personality, Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen.
Pland grows apprenticeship scheme
Pland Stainless is continuing to grow its apprenticeship scheme, which started 20 months ago. The company now has apprentices across many disciplines in the business, who are able to contribute to Pland’s continuous development. The apprentices are seen as strategic to Pland’s development and are an important part of the succession plan for the company.
Property value boost adds to solar success, says Rexel
This month, research in The Independent revealed that solar panels can increase a property’s value by almost a fifth. Rexel is reminding the industry that the financial case for solar still holds a huge appeal regardless of cuts to the Feed-in Tariff.
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