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National Home Improvement Month has announced TV presenter and former host of DIY SOS and 60 Minute Makeover, Julia Kendell, to be an official ambassador.

NMBS has been re-approved as a supplier under the Procurement for Housing framework.

New research suggests consumers are interested in merchants that also provide recommendations for tradespeople to carry out their home improvements.

Members of the Builders Merchants Federation attending the BMF Brexit Forum this week had a clear message for Theresa May – go back to Brussels and renegotiate the exit deal.

National Buying Group has welcomed Putney Builders’ Merchants and its parent company Alloway Timber as new partners.

IKO PLC has announced its new IKO Ambassador: Paralympian tennis player Jordanne Whiley MBE.

MKM Hartlepool is thanking its customers, staff and local community after its 2018 ‘Gift a Gift’ collection topped previous years.

A conference to provide practical advice and inspiration to new and seasoned exporters is taking place in March.

David Young, Managing Director of Bradfords Building Supplies and Tony France, Sales Director of Ibstock Brick will take part in in a lively Industry Forum debate at this year’s All-Industry Conference.

Halton Haven Hospice installed a new roof on its conservatory thanks to CRASH, meaning patients can now enjoy time with their family and friends, out of their bed.

For the fifth year, Ideal Bathrooms has launched its annual customer incentive, offering bathroom retailers the chance to win a VIP trip.

BC Designs and Bayswater London W2 have become the latest manufacturers to join the Independent Plumbing Group.

After winning Graham Plumber’s Merchant’s College Refresh Scheme, City College Norwich has upgraded its heating and plumbing training facilities with the £10,000 prize win.

New advice videos give recommendations for SME owners to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of their staff.

A new Jewson branch is set to be built in Cheltenham, which could create 15 jobs in the area.

MKM has officially cut the ribbon on its new branch in Elgin - becoming the merchant’s northernmost branch.

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched its 24th Regional Centre of Excellence with the support of Xtratherm.

Ninety-four new independent merchants joined the National Merchant Buying Society in 2018 – the highest number ever to join in one year.

An online builders’ merchant says its sharp increase in revenue could indicate a move towards customers sourcing materials online, rather than from bricks and mortar merchants.

Covers Timber & Builders’ Merchants has agreed to sponsor the 2019 Sussex Heritage Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

A competition is running once again to find out which is the toughest trade in the UK – will plucky plasterers be usurped?

The amount of aid provided to construction workers from an industry mental health charity rocketed by 75% in 2018 to £1.25 million.

To help businesses navigate through the possibility of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, FTA Logistics is hosting a webinar to explain how transporting goods would work.

A group of Falkirk Scouts has thanked the team at Norbord's Cowie plant for helping them take to the floor for even more community activities.

Independent retail wholesaler groups and the Builders Merchants Federation are putting their weight behind April’s consumer awareness campaign, National Home Improvement Month.

A new report on the UK kitchen market suggests kitchen sales will rise by £50 million this year, with customers moving towards more personalised designs.

The 2019 BMF Members Annual Conference and Awards, which takes the theme 'Together we are Stronger', will be hosted by the TV broadcaster and garden designer David Domoney.

Lifesaving charity, Shropshire.Staffordshire.Cheshire Blood Bikes, has received a £6,000 donation from Russell Roof Tiles.

Scott Parnell as raised £3,500 for the Teenage Cancer Trust during a charity poker night.

They say one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure – and that is certainly the case for the artist who repurposes Selco’s rubbish.

CRS Building Supplies is set for a further year of expansion with their tenth branch opening in Bridgewater this month.

A community charity event organised by SR Timber has raised £1,229.88 for the British Heart Foundation.

The latest trading update from the Grafton Group show an increase in revenue of 8.7% last year, ahead of analysts’ predictions.

The government must not be complacent about the damage a ‘no deal’ Brexit would cause, amid positive signs of growth in the UK construction industry, says the Federation of Master Builders.

The Builders Merchants Federation is gaining independent accreditation for its training courses through the globally recognised CPD Certification Service.

A difficult construction landscape has led SIG’s revenues to drop in the last year. 

Nominations are now open for the Midlands G4C Awards, rewarding outstanding young talent in construction.

Online Home Retail Limited, which trades as Plumbworld, has just completed a successful management buyout from the Grafton Group.

OX Tools UK is the latest supplier to join the Builders Merchants Federation.

Covers Timber and Builders Merchant has agreed to continue its sponsorship of Alresford Rugby Club for 2018/2019.

A former Commander at New Scotland Yard is to speak at the Builders Merchants Federation’s All-Industry Conference in Dubrovnik in June.

The interests of smaller housebuilders are not recognised at Westminster, and that must improve if housing targets are to be met, according to the Builders Merchants Federation.

Charitable D.W. Nye has helped a 14-year-old complete a Lego replica of his school, plus awarded £500 to a Scout group.

A Portsmouth care home will be hoping to get its residents ‘all aboard’ for its new project - with the help of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants.

The Federation of British Hand Tool Manufacturers has joined the British Home Enhancement Trade Association.

Leadax, a product by Cromar Building Supplies, has been awarded the Veluwse innovation prize of 2018.

The Group Managing Director of Marshall’s has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

A new initiative from Russell Roof Tiles will see it match fund the amount of money its staff raises for charity.

A total of £40,000 has been shared out between Jewson customers as part of its Big Cash Giveaway.

The Bodmin branch of RGB Building Supplies is the new sponsor of the Bodmin Beasts U11 football team.

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