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Honeywell is proudly supporting Wolseley’s 40-date ErP roadshow, which kicked off with its first event this week.

Richard Carter, managing director.

As Britain prepares itself for another General Election, one manufacturing firm is celebrating having been in business throughout every single political office, since the first British Prime Minister Sir Robert Warpole back in 1740.

As each political party broadcasts its Manifesto in the approach to the General Election, Knauf Insulation has reflected on the announcements so far.

The proposal for a new law to tackle fair payment, contained in the Scottish National Party’s (SNP) Manifesto, has been welcomed by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Plumbing and heating merchant, Williams & Co, has been acquired by the company’s management team and staff for an undisclosed sum.

Bond It's new compounding plant.

To help facilitate its on-going success and expansion, Bond It has made two six figure investments with a total value of almost £1/2m into its production capabilities.

Wienerberger has sold the former site of its Baggeridge Brickworks to David Wilson Homes.

Wienerberger has recently sold the former site of its Baggeridge Brickworks to national housebuilder David Wilson Homes – a move that is set to bring 350 new jobs to the area.

L-r: Plumb and Parts Center’s product manager, Karl Baggott, Jason Donoghue, customer marketing manager – construction and Adrian Keats, national account manager for Honeywell Analytics.

‘A carbon monoxide alarm can save your life’ – this was the hard-hitting message to employees at the Leamington Spa HQ of Plumb and Parts Center, during an awareness day.

Chandlers Building Supplies will be carrying out flat roofing demonstrations at its Ringmer branch.

The Ringmer branch of Chandlers Building Supplies is inviting local tradespeople along to its showroom on Tuesday 28 April for a free demonstration about fibreglass roofing from Cure It.

L to r: Stephen Crabb, Mark Davies and Simon Hart.

The Rt Hon Stephen Crabb, Secretary of State for Wales, and Simon Hart, Conservative PPC for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, visited LBS Builders Merchants at its Pembroke Dock branch on 21 April to hear how the sector is ensuring a strong economic outlook for Wales.

Tradespeople will be offered an opportunity to promote their business to an audience of tens of thousands for free.

The NMBS Exhibition, which took place on 16 April, enjoyed record exhibitor numbers, record visitor levels and a record value for deals done on the day.

Polyco has invested in new equipment, which will help boost its activity and recruit new staff.

Newtown-based business Polyco, which was acquired by the W. Howard Group in 2009, has committed to expansion in the town by investing in new equipment, which will enable it to boost its activity and recruit new staff.

The Conservatives recently took the lead in a pre-election opinion poll conducted by UK Construction Week, despite 71% of respondents claiming that the needs of the construction industry have been ignored by the key political parties.

Leisure Sinks has invested in a new sink press at its factory in Long Eaton.

Leisure Sinks has increased its productivity thanks to a new £1.2m sink press at its factory in Long Eaton.

Following a strong year of growth in the rail sector, Burdens will be returning to Railtex from 12 to 14 May to share its latest news in product developments and project expertise.

John Newcomb, managing director of the BMF.

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has welcomed proposals in the Liberal Democrats' manifesto, which announced an ambitious target to build 300,000 new homes each year, as well as recognising the need to expand and increase quality vocational training to achieve this.

The importance given to housing in the Conservative Party manifesto should be applauded, but it will be important for the next government to remain focused on housing supply as well as housing ownership, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Hope's current apprentices (l-r): Daniel Repton, Henry Wilde and Matthew Richardson.

Hope Construction Materials is on the lookout for top young talent to join its £300m business in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and the North East.

The Labour Manifesto, published yesterday (13 April), shows a welcome recognition of the economic and social importance of building more homes, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

AkzoNobel’s Decorative Paints business recently welcomed His Royal Highness the Duke of York to its offices in Slough.

Parker Building Supplies has announced that it is now an official sponsor of the Uckfield Community Technical College (UCTC) Equestrian Team.

Portherm Clay Blocks.

Chandlers Building Supplies is inviting tradespeople to attend their sustainability training sessions that are taking place in April and May.

L-r: Elliotts’ managing director Tom Elliott, Harry Redknapp, Elliotts’ chairman Stuart Mason-Elliott, and Christchurch branch manager John Tague.

Elliotts, the independent supplier of building products for the trade and public, is set to open a new branch in Dorset on 20 April.

The Alfa Laval training was completed in BSS' BOSS training room.

Distributor BSS Industrial has teamed up with Alfa Laval, one of its diamond status suppliers, to provide in-depth product training on gasketed plate heat exchangers (GPHE) to ensure the best possible solutions are passed on to customers.

Paul Bence and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

George Bence & Sons has extended its presence beyond Cheltenham with the opening of a new kitchen and bathroom showroom and decorating centre in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Deliveries from Wolseley UK distribution centres to branches are becoming more efficient than ever, thanks to the introduction of geofencing digital mapping technology.

MKM Building Supplies has launched what the company believes is Glasgow's largest landscaping display.

Long Rake Spar has announced its appointment as preferred decorative aggregate supplier to NBG and Bradfords groups.

Wolseley UK has rejoined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). The distributor of plumbing and heating products formally became a member on 1 April, 2015.

L-r: CFO Brian Beausang, chairman Tony Mullins and CEO David Kerr.

Following Quinn Radiators’ recent acquisition, its new management team is re-launching the business – unveiling a fresh vision for the future and reaffirming the company’s leading position in the heating sector.

Metsä Wood UK’s attitude towards forklift safety has been highly commended by the materials handling industry in the Fork Lift Truck Association’s (FLTA) Annual Awards for Excellence.

The Walsall Wheelbarrow Company has invested more than £1.2m in its manufacturing facilities.

Bristol-based Siniat is upping its recruitment efforts following a string of new business wins.

The Green Party has pledged to cut VAT on housing repairs and renovations.

TIMco has achieved more than 1m sales through its new website, which was launched less than six months ago.

Kingfisher Group has announced that it will close around 60 B&Q stores – 15% of its UK space – as part of a number of “sharp decisions” as it reorganises the company.

Pagets Builders' Merchants has become an accredited Living Wage employer.

Kris Robinson, national sales manager presenting the new SLIM shower waste.

Wirquin has announced more dates for its breakfast mornings held in plumbers’ merchants nationwide.

The new decorating centre at Gibbs & Dandy’s St Ives branch.

The St Ives branch of builders' merchant Gibbs & Dandy has opened a specialist decorating centre after partnering with ICI Paints Akzo Nobel.

The Institute of Builders Merchants has elected Allan Durning as its new president.

The Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) is gearing up for a year of growth and increased engagement with the election of a new president.

The Plumb and Parts Center team, led by branch manager Aled Parry, at the new Anglesey branch.

Plumb and Parts Center has opened a new branch on Anglesey which means customers no longer have to cross the Menai Bridge to visit their nearest branch.

The team at Vecta Sales Solutions are celebrating once again after picking up another award for its VECTA combined Sales Analytics & CRM service at the recent 2015 IT Europa awards ceremony.

Tate Britain won an Award

Tate Britain has won the Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards 2015, with architectural ironmongers Allgood and architect Caruso St John jointly scooping the top prize.

The Symphony Group, one of the UK's largest privately-owned fitted furniture manufacturers, has joined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

Kelkay, a leading manufacturer and distributor of aggregates, paving, fountains and garden features, has become a supplier member of the National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS).

Kelkay, a leading manufacturer and distributor of aggregates and paving, has made a £1m investment in new machinery. The investment completes the commissioning of its Pollington, East Yorkshire plant, and has been made to enable Kelkay to increase efficiency, improve its products and enhance customer service.

Nicholls & Clarke (N&C) has announced its sponsorship of the prestigious 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship, as part of its 140-year anniversary celebrations.

Saint-Gobain, in association with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is launching a new Entrepreneurship Foundation to help small businesses embrace sustainable building.

Wolseley UK’s 2015 Management Training programme is now open for applications.

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