Russell Roof Tiles has raised over £5,500 recently at its annual charity golfing day, for its nominated charity of the year, Shropshire & Staffordshire Blood Bikes (SSBB).

A team from Solarlux Systems has recently undertaken a cycling journey from their UK office in Welwyn Garden City to the company’s new headquarters in Melle, Germany. The ‘The Crazy British Cycling Tour’ saw the Solarlux team begin on 3 September, reaching their final destination in Germany on 6 September.

The Swansea branch of Selco Builders Warehouse staged its annual golf day at the Gower Golf Club, raising more than £7,000 in aid of the company’s nominated charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

The construction industry’s hopeful football stars will be able to swap their toolboxes for their shin pads and show off their skills at this year’s UK Construction Week, in a football tournament held by Construction United.

Renovations are now complete at Nottinghamshire’s HOPE Community Services thanks to the work of CRASH and its supporting companies.

Brett Martin Plumbing & Drainage has announced that the overall winner of its Footie Mad competition is Drain Depot in Swindon, the lucky recipient of a £1,500 season ticket prize fund for the 2016-2017 football season.

Schoolchildren from across Shropshire will perform the official opening of the new Bridgnorth branch of Tudor Griffiths.

Warwickshire’s cricket stars warmed up for this weekend’s big domestic cup final appearance at Lord’s by delivering a masterclass to primary school children.

Dunlop has announced the winner of its #wheresdunlopman photography competition.

Knauf sent two teams to take part in the Construction Cup in early September, a charity football tournament organised for the Construction Youth Trust.

Ridgeons shares a milestone anniversary with Macmillan Cancer Support, its elected charity, as both celebrate turning 105 years old.

A group of Jewson employees after tackling the Tour in 2015.

Builders’ merchant Jewson is welcoming riders in its sixth annual Tour de Jewson charity bike ride, which sees the company’s employees, customers and suppliers come together to raise money for charity.

Kraig Seymour, yard sales manager of the new Weybridge Champion Timber branch is readying himself for his second and final charity fundraising challenge of the summer.

Stax Trade Centres has given fans of the Scottish Premier League (SPL) the chance to turn their football knowledge into top prizes, with the launch of a free-to-play predictor game.

Some of the strongest men from across the UK went head to head in a battle of strength and endurance at the Rudridge Ultimate Strongman Giant event in Belfast over the recent bank holiday weekend.

Landscape installer, Dan Grimes of Winslade Landscapes, is the final winner to be announced in a national competition to mark the 60th anniversary of hard landscaping manufacturer, Bradstone.

L-r: Anne Jones, Carl Jenner, Jonathan Wade, Jonathan Hill, Nick Scully, Claire Husband, Brett Simms, Martin Simpson, Alan Sweap and Karen Dixon.

Customers of buildings supplies company Kent Blaxill raised £2,136 for Macmillan Cancer Support at a recent charity auction held in Colchester.

As part of its 150th anniversary celebrations, Baxi has already beaten its £150,000 fundraising target for its national charity partner Marie Curie.

Grant UK has confirmed that it will be continuing as a business partner of Bath Rugby for the new 2016-17 season, as well as becoming a new shirt sponsor for the team.

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants will be aiming to raise £25,000 to help local hospices.

A team from Chandlers Building Supplies is taking part in September’s Vado Rally 2016 and will be driving across Europe for three days in an old banger to raise money for the Rainy Day Trust.

Macmillan Cymru is very close to the heart of LBS and its employees. Last year was a difficult time for LBS, with three of its colleagues sadly lost due to cancer. Early in 2016 several branches suggested money should be raised to support Macmillan’s in memory of their lost colleagues and the whole company got behind the idea.

For any installers previously unsure of where to find Plumb and Parts Center on Twitter, it has officially relaunched itself as @plumbcenterUK.

Are you an electrician, builder, technician or plumber? Would you like to win £250,000, a car, a motorbike, a boat and a whole lot of other goodies? Then the UK Worker of the Year competition is just what you are looking for.

Barnsley-based pipe and concrete product manufacturer Naylor recently held a successful golf day and raised £2700 for charity.

RGB Building Supplies recently raised £2,035 for its nominated charity, Prostate Cancer UK, during a golf day held at Bovey Castle in association with Exeter City FC.

The Lewes branch of Chandlers Building Supplies is delighted to announce its continued sponsorship of Lewes Ladies FC player, Bex Thompson-Agbro.

Whole Again Communities is the latest winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund following a public vote where the local community was asked to show their support.

Huws Gray has announced a further two-year extension to its’ sponsorship of the Cymru Alliance football league, having signed a new deal which will run to the end of the 2017/18 season.

Werner has announced that it will be continuing to sponsor Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, following a successful partnership in 2015 with the 16 time darts World Champion. The renewed sponsorship deal is the third year for the partnership designed to promote the Werner brand to professional installers, trade audiences and end consumers.

Naylor has been accredited with Investor in People since 1998 and recent years has seen the company reach higher levels of certification. Naylor obtained Bronze status in 2013, and Silver in 2014 with the 2016 assessment having just taken place, revealing that the business has become one of the very few to have attained Gold standard.

Travis Perkins and British Military Fitness are celebrating a year of partnership, which forms part of Travis Perkins’ commitment to employees’ health and wellbeing. The partnership has resulted in 120 dedicated British Military Fitness lunchtime sessions with Travis Perkins and Wickes over the last 12 months.

Ridgeons has raised over £2,000 during Macmillan Cancer Support’s Go Green Week. Employees and customers from the company’s 26 branches took part in the fundraising week to support Macmillan, Ridgeons elected charity of 2015-2017.

Rudridge has announced that, for a third consecutive year, it will be the sponsor of the Rudridge Ultimate Strongman Giant Weekend when the event takes place at the end of August in Belfast.

This year's Parker Building Supplies Charity Golf Day, trade morning and celebratory dinner, has broken all records and raised a fantastic £25,000 in aid of its partner charity Teenage Cancer Trust.

Peter Burrell, assistant manager at Rudridge.

An employee from Rudridge has raised £825 for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care after successfully completing the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on 31, July, 2016.

Kraig Seymour, the newly promoted yard sales manager of the recently opened Weybridge Champion Timber branch, has completed a 100m abseil of the Spinnaker Tower for charity.

Kerridge Commercial Systems celebrates at the Marlborough Jazz Festival.

Staff and customers of merchant software provider, Kerridge Commercial Systems, were ordered by the CEO, Ian Bendelow, to “go and have fun” in Marlborough recently, as they left the company’s drinks reception in the Town Hall and set off into the sunshine.

A team of 11 potential senior leaders from Hanson UK’s career development programme rolled their sleeves up to make a series of improvements at Jamie’s Farm in Rowlestone, Herefordshire.

An employee from ROCKWOOL – a CCF supplier.

Colleagues from the Didcot, Reading and Cardiff branches of CCF recently challenged themselves with a gruelling 19 days of cycling, which raised a combined total of over £2,550, in-support of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The ‘Tour de Robert Price’ saw a team of staff walk from Brecon to Merthyr, via Pen-Y-Fan, then cycle to Cardiff Bay – a total distance of over 50 miles – to raise money for Cancer Research Wales and Torfaen Mind, the Torfaen & Blaenau Gwent branch of national charity Mind.

Over 200 members of staff from ventilation manufacturer EnviroVent took part in a community day recently, volunteering on projects in Harrogate, Knaresborough and Nidderdale.

Chandlers Building Supplies is delighted to announce its sponsorship of Cycle Seahaven allowing it to buy new jerseys so its members can stand out during town and countryside rides.

Jewson has helped bring the Isle of Wight’s Ryde Arena back to its best after severe weather damaged the building and its roof.

A family-owned Shropshire business has unveiled a unique new vehicle in a pledge of solidarity with local dairy farmers.

Installers and stockists still have more than two months to walk away with a £15,000 holiday, as part of JG Speedfit’s promotional giveaway, ‘ain’t no Pipe Dream…’ featuring JG Layflat pipe.

Kellaway Building Supplies’ operations and commercial director Sean Morgan completed his first Ironman by swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and running a 26.2 mile marathon to help raise money for the company’s chosen charity: Children’s Hospice South West. 

Viessmann has unveiled a new Infomobile display vehicle which will demonstrate its technologies to installers throughout Great Britain and show consumers how they can save energy and lower fuel bills. The Infomobile is now visiting merchant branches throughout the country, as well as visiting retail premises, town centres and outdoor events.

Expectations were high as over 600 people arrived at the Honorary Artillery Company in the heart of London to celebrate the Lighthouse Club’s 60th anniversary at this year’s Summer Ball on 9 July.

On 2 July, Grant UK’s staff were welcomed by Paul Wakefield, managing director, to Farleigh House, the home of Bath Rugby Club, to enjoy an anniversary summer party to mark 20 years of trading.

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