Lily Owsley MBE, part of the Olympic gold medal-winning women’s hockey team from Rio 2016, has officially opened the new £1m EH Smith ‘Local’ branch in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham.
Dunlop has kicked off its Multi-Skill Champion Competition to find the best multi-skill construction student in the UK with a series of regional college heats.
Redland is investing in the future of the pitched roofing sector with the launch of a programme to support young roofing students.
Small construction firms enjoyed rising workloads in the first quarter of 2017, despite growing concerns over the cost of labour and materials, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
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WernerCo donates to charities in the construction industry
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Rachael Colling has joined the Stelrad Radiators brand specialists team, looking after a territory that covers the north east and Cumbria.
GROHE welcomes two new employees to UK team
Two new team members join GROHE UK with roles in its e-commerce and sales departments, helping to build on the brand’s success and drive sales of its sanitaryware and water products.
Construction industry beats post-Brexit expectations
Activity in the construction industry is rising at a faster pace following the EU referendum than initially expected, according to the latest forecasts by the Construction Products Association (CPA).
Government indicates continued commitment to EU energy efficiency laws
The government has issued positive statements indicating its continued commitment to the existing EU legislation surrounding energy efficient products.
Fix Radio launches for the trade
A new radio station dedicated to tradespeople will be giving out 20,000 bacon butties to builders after it launches later this month.
MKM enjoys strong growth in 2016
MKM Building Supplies has announced strong annual results for the financial year ended 30 September, 2016, with growth in both revenue and profits.
BSW Timber invests in material handling equipment
BSW Timber has started a major investment programme in its material handling equipment by commissioning eight new side-loader ‘Bulmor’ vehicles for its sawmill in Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys.
Johnstone’s Trade announces finalists
Johnstone’s Trade has announced the four successful finalists in its Community Makeover competition 2017.
Champion Timber supports Youth Fest with material donation
Champion Timber’s Edenbridge branch was delighted to donate plywood to support an event that aimed to inspire local youngsters to follow their dreams.
Covers raises £564 in a ‘close shave’ for charity
A group of staff at Covers depots in Chichester, Gosport and Portsmouth have raised a total of £564 for Comic Relief after undertaking a range of activities, including bake sales and a sponsored shave.
Kent Blaxill appoints Bury St Edmunds manager
East Anglian building supplies company Kent Blaxill has appointed Jason Brightman as manager of its Bury St Edmunds store.
Huws Gray makes first acquisition in Yorkshire
Huws Gray Builders Merchants has announced its first acquisition in Yorkshire, having recently completed the purchase of James Wilby Builders Merchants.
BMF opens second North West Regional Centre at Sentinel
The Builders Merchants Federation has launched its second Regional Centre of Excellence in the North West, at Sentinel Performance Solutions' facility in Warrington.
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