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James Donaldson and Sons has announced its recent investment in Automated External Defibrillators for all 31 of its sites throughout the UK.

The Builders Merchants Federation has announced the shortlist for the 2019 BMF Young Achiever Awards, which recognise and reward talent, commitment, innovation and achievement in the next generation of managers.

A team of staff from the Portsmouth and Gosport depots of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has volunteered for the day at the Sidlesham Cat and Rabbit Centre.

Keyline’s Warrington branch is now trading out of a brand new 3.5-acre site in Widnes, as it plans to strengthen its network in North West of England.

RGB Building Supplies’ annual golf day raised £3,908 for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.

Colleagues at Selco raised thousands of pounds by trekking 26 miles along the banks of the River Thames.

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity Club has just published its third annual impact report which shows how the charity is helping to make a difference to the lives of construction workers.

The Howarth Timber Group has revealed its aims to raise £5,000 for its charity of the year, Cancer Research UK, from its annual fundraising trek.

Velux will expand its headquarters in Scotland next year, in a project worth £7 million.

Beale & Co and Reds10 have become patron partners with CRASH, the construction industry charity.

Young members of the LCD Taekwondo club in Stirling, Scotland, got a big kick out of a recent sponsorship by Norbord.

Sudbury-based Specflue's Christmas appeal is raising much-needed funds for Crisis, the UK national charity for single homeless people. This will be the second Christmas the company has raised money for this worthy charity.

Free tap water will be available at UK Construction Week to crack down on single-use plastic and support a water charity in Nairobi.

Scott Parnell has agreed to support a new golf society which will help raise funds for children with cancer.

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Redring has announced a new partnership with heating and plumbing merchant, Plumbase, to launch a major water heating initiative for installers.

Midlands-based independent merchant Emerys Timber and Builders Merchant is the latest recruit to H&B buying group.

John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation, has welcomed the election of Jo Swinson MP as the Leader of the Liberal Democrats by calling on her to help shape the debate in upgrading UK’s housing stock towards a more sustainable future.

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee is holding its first evidence session as part of its follow-up work on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.

Ibstock Brick has been announced as a winner in the category of Most Ethical/Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year at the 2019 at the Made in the Midlands Awards.

HiB won three accolades at the Fortis Awards: Fortis Supplier Account Manager of the Year (Ash Chilver), Fortis Brassware Accessory & Furniture Supplier of the Year and Fortis Supplier of the Year.

Tuesday 27 November is #GivingTuesday, an event to raise awareness of what the charity sector does – and businesses are being called upon to take part.

Elliotts has raised over £6,800 for Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity.

The Builders Merchants Federation has announced the finalists for its 2019 Supplier Engagement Award. 

Dakea is taking its latest product, Ultima, on a three-month roadshow of more than 70 UK builders’ merchants.

For most construction firms it will be difficult to escape the impact subdued economic growth, rising inflation and falling real wages will have on the industry over the next two years. In addition, negotiating unprecedented uncertainties as the UK leaves the EU is expected to result in little growth, with output expected to rise 0.7% in 2017 and remain flat in 2018.

Fearless employees from Huws Gray’s head office recently took on a tandem sky dive to raise money for the UK Sepsis Trust.

BSW is the latest member to join the Builders Merchants Federation.

The Builders Merchants Federation led a fact-finding visit for its counterpart trade bodies in Belgium, Spain, Portugal and several merchants from the Iberian peninsula.

The Builders Merchants Federation raised a fantastic £25,000 for charity during the Gala Dinner that concluded its sell-out All Industry Conference in Dubrovnik last weekend.

The deadline to get nominations in for the Builders’ Merchants Awards 2019 is Friday 30 August 2019, so now is the time to enter.

Three builders’ merchants are celebrating one year of partnership with National Buying Group, a buying group for independent merchants.

Staff, suppliers and customers at Selco Cardiff displayed their golfing prowess to raise more than £5,000 for charity.

A Bognor Regis community group has received a donation of materials from Covers Timber & Builders Merchants.

The Door & Hardware Federation has called on the industry to ‘do better’ with regards to training and compliance, following the tragic death of a six-year-old boy who was crushed to death by an automated gate.

The Builders Merchants Federation is delighted to welcome its newest merchant member – AVS Fencing and Landscaping Supplies.

The IPG has united with Newline Plumbing & Heating Supplies, Plumb Inn, and Gas & Plumb Bits to launch their newfound flagship stores across the UK.

Ibstock Brick has teamed up with Miller Homes to help rebuild a community in Malawi.

Marley Alutec has launched its new and updated website designed to provide merchants with a range of useful tools, with a dedicated resources section and online estimating tools.

Leading worktop and bathroom panel manufacturer Bushboard has recruited ex-military personnel for several key roles within the company.

The Pavestone Rally starts on 5 September from Reims in Northern France to Stuttgart, Salzburg, Venice and finishing on 8 September in the beautiful setting of Lake Como.

Proteus Facades has helped raise thousands of pounds for charity after more than 80 amateur golfers including local businessmen, football legends and a professional boxer, came together to take part in the manufacturer’s annual golf day.

Stakeholders at every level of construction must acknowledge the growing risks posed by ageing drainage infrastructure, poor maintenance schedules and increasingly volatile weather patterns, warns water drainage specialists ACO Water Management.

Building materials supplier CEMEX has invested £1 million in a new readymix plant at its Bramshill Quarry in Hampshire.

Huws Gray Ridgeons March held a fun-filled ‘Discover What’s New’ trade week to showcase the recent changes and a series of improvements which were made to the branch.

Travis Perkins has confirmed it plans to demerge DIY chain Wickes, and has also announced the sale of its Plumbing and Heating division is “well underway”.

Three charities are hoping to be the recipients of £500 after being shortlisted in the latest round of NYEs Building Supplies campaign ‘Proud to be Local’.

Staff from Tudor Griffiths are celebrating after the firm was named as one of the fastest growing businesses in the county.

As part of its ongoing carbon neutral accreditation, XL Joinery is supporting a variety of initiatives overseas which will aid both the planet, as well as the local workers.

The Builders Merchants Federation is delighted to welcome its newest service member – EazyStock.

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