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Fibo UK is now sole supplier of wall panels to plumbing and heating merchant T Patton.

CRASH Charity helped Spitalfields Crypt Trust completely refurbish its Recovery Hub, as well as renovate several living spaces at its supported housing accommodation.

XL Joinery has partnered with Carbon Footprint to sponsor the planting of 100 trees at a Bradford school, creating wildlife habitats and encouraging biodiversity.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, Britain’s best known Paralympic athlete, joins the line-up of speakers from the worlds of business, politics and sport at the BMF All Industry Conference in Dubrovnik in June.

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management has joined the Builders Merchants Federation.

Aggregate Industries has opened a new high-capacity ready-mix concrete plant on the outskirts of Sheffield.

There will be another chance for charities, community groups and worthy causes to benefit from £500 cash courtesy of NYEs Building Supplies.

Staff from Marley Alutec took part in a week full of activities to raise money for local chosen charity, Keech Hospice Care.

Grafton Group has conditionally agreed to acquire Polvo, a Dutch company, for €131 million (£113 million).

The 2019 NMBS Exhibition was the biggest event of its kind to date, with more than 1,000 people attending.

Kent Blaxill raised £2,400 in 2018 for its chosen charity, Help for Heroes.

Flame Heating Group has continued to develop its branch network after launching its second bathroom showroom.

Merchants can attend roof ventilation training days from Klober at its Castle Donington site.

Lawsons, Keyline, and Grant & Stone are the merchants with the biggest pay gaps in favour of women, while EH Smith, JT Atkinson & Sons and City Plumbing Supplies favour men the most.

Garage door manufacturer Garador has undertaken two new projects to help keep school children out of danger.

Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing, will speak at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Members’ Annual Conference on 19 September 2019. 

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show domestic brick manufacturing continuing to rise steadily.

Staff from a Shropshire firm have given up their free time to help a colleague prepare for a mammoth charity rally challenge.

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched Building Materials Careers, a new, improved website to encourage more people to join the building materials sector by highlighting the wide range of careers available both in merchant and supplier businesses.

Insulation and interior building products distributor, CCF, has opened a new 18,000 sq. ft. branch in Scunthorpe.

BMI Group has opened its new multi-million pound Technology Hub in Reading.

The next generation of tradespeople in Milton Keynes are laying the foundations for their future careers – thanks to a helping hand from Selco.

K.F Supplies has become the latest addition to Huws Gray’s roster, its first acquisition in East Yorkshire.

Evie Clover died from an aggressive brain tumour when she was aged 13. She wrote “Written by the Stars", a story of young girls overcoming centuries of a patriarchal society, when she was 12.

Kent Blaxill is proud to support City College Norwich with its new Painting and Decorating Courses.

Ronseal, proud sponsor of the Rugby Football League, is giving away hundreds of great rugby prizes in a massive competition to celebrate Great Britain Rugby League’s tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Dutch boiler manufacturer Intergas has completed its renovation of its new training centre and invited Mark Garnier, MP for Wyre Forest, to officially open the centre.

HiKOKI Power Tools has become a member of the British Merchants Federation.

West Building Supplies has expanded outside its native Bridlington for the first time.

Flame Heating Group is celebrating continued success after winning a prestigious business award.

The Builders Merchants Federation has announced plans to further professionalise training within the building materials supply sector with the launch of its own training brand, the BMF Learning Academy.

Building solutions manufacturer Wienerberger has announced the acquisition of UK based BPD Holdings Limited.

Rolawn has been hard at work fundraising £420 for the Greenfingers Charity Garden Re-Leaf day.

BHETA is accelerating its member engagement programme and re-organising its management structure.

Following an intensive programme to develop a forecasting model specifically aligned to the UK merchant sector, the Builders Merchants Federation has published the first edition of the Builders Merchants Industry Forecast, covering the period 2019-2021.

Aggregate Industries has become the first construction materials supplier to achieve PAS 2080 verification after demonstrating its ongoing commitment to supplying low carbon solutions to infrastructure projects.

W. Howard has introduced 100% biodegradable wrapping for all its delivered products.

SR Timber’s Trading Director joined business leaders to tell Conservative Nicky Morgan MP about the stark realities that businesses are facing as the uncertainty around Brexit continues.

Chandler Building Supplies has announced its sponsorship of this year’s Seven Port Challenge, with six of its staff members taking part.

The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants hosted its annual City & Awards luncheon this year at Grocers’ Hall in London.

John Carter has stepped down at CEO of Travis Perkins, with Nick Roberts, currently CEO of Atkins, succeeding him.

The Apprenticeship Levy is exacerbating the construction skills shortage and must be reformed urgently, according to the Federation of Master Builders. has launched a new trade arm offering rewards for customers of its specialist online superstores.

MAM, TIMco and HB42 will all be appearing at the NMBS Exhibition on 10 April at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Three National Buying Group partners from across the UK have expanded their offerings with new sites, extended showrooms and new website features.

Isleworth merchant Seccombe is holding a breakfast event to meet landscaping suppliers on 25 April.

Michael Caulfield Msc, one of the UK’s leading sports psychologists who has worked with England football manager Gareth Southgate, as well as teams and players in both the Barclay’s Premier League and international and domestic cricket, has been confirmed as a headline speaker at the BMF All-Industry Conference in June.

A long-standing joinery customer is getting set to swap joists for Jamaica after being selected as the winner for Gibbs & Dandy’s seasonal getaway giveaway promotion.

NMBS has updated the NMBS Creative website to make it even more intuitive and user-friendly for independent merchants.

Door distributor JB Kind is throwing its weight behind a charity providing support for families affected by dementia.

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