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As part of their ongoing support for Cancer Research UK (CRUK), staff at Kohler Mira recently staged a football fun day at Cheltenham Town FC to raise funds for the charity.

The Build Show, part of UK Construction Week, returns for the third year to the Birmingham NEC, 10-12 October, 2017.

Camden based charity, Spread a Smile, held their fundraising dinner on Wednesday 28 June at the London Marriott Hotel in Swiss Cottage.

On 30 June and 1 July, 1,000 visitors attended the Frank Howard Tool Show at Chelmsford City Racecourse.

Construction workers are being urged to “Cover Up, Mate” and protect themselves against ultraviolet (UV) damage as part of a new NHS campaign being supported by Jewson.

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is continuing its programme of investment with a new, larger store in Tottenham and a full refurbishment at its Derby branch.

Following a public vote, Holsworthy Primary School has been announced as the latest winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund.

Jewson has announced the winners of its 2017 Building Better Communities competition, giving two Trade Heroes and 24 regional projects from across the UK a share of the £250,000 prize fund.

The Government’s decision to support the continuation of CITB, is the right decision for our industry, but only if it is subject to fundamental reform, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Jewson has announced the winners of its 2017 Building Better Communities competition, giving two Trade Heroes and 24 regional projects from across the UK a share of the £250,000 prize fund.

The Myers Group is pleased to announce the opening of its latest branch - Myers Building Supplies at Knaresborough.

The builders merchant opened the doors at South Cardiff – the company’s second branch in the Welsh capital – Thurrock and Warrington at the same time.

For the first time, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has partnered with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) to reward some of the best merchants in the country, alongside the UK’s best builders in the Master Builder Awards.

Symphony has picked up the Showroom Supplier of the Year award from long-term customer, Jewson. Having worked together supplying their own brand premium ‘By Design’ kitchen offer, showroom colleagues were asked to vote for their preferred supplier based on a number of criteria, with Symphony receiving 50% of the total votes - the next nearest receiving only 18%.

Bond It is celebrating its success after winning a coveted business accolade.

The latest Construction Products Association (CPA) State of Trade Survey reveals that UK construction product manufacturers are becoming increasingly pessimistic of future growth, as input costs rise and uncertainty grows.

In the builders’ merchant industry, the relationship between merchants and suppliers is crucial to get right to ensure the customer gets the best possible deal.

Gibbs & Dandy has unveiled a nationwide charitable partnership with children’s charity, Barnardo’s.

Somerset’s Joe Stradling has won the title of Redland Apprentice of the Year against stiff competition as one of ten of the country’s best roofing apprentices. In a West Country double, Cornishman Tom Knight was awarded Highly Commended.

AkzoNobel announced the acquisition of UK-based Flexcrete Technologies Ltd, whose products are primarily used for the protection and repair of concrete substrates.

A group of employees from TIMco have raised more than £4,500 for Claire House Children’s Hospice by completing a 50-mile Chester bike ride.

May saw the Christchurch branch of Elliotts builders merchants taking its first delivery of products from YBS Insulation.

Ridgeons has launched a new e-commerce website with click and collect from any of its 26 local branches within two hours of ordering and new incentives for customers to open accounts online.

Membership of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) continues to rise, with the Federation welcoming Cardiff-based FW Morgan as its 600th member on 1 July.

Worcester, Bosch Group is inviting installers to take on the Boiler Box Challenge, after taking ex-England stars Wayne Bridge and Kyran Bracken back to their roots for its 'Rely On' campaign.

Flame Heating Spares launches three new trade counters in Scotland, following a £300,000 investment.

Keyline staff member Scott Kilmer is being hailed a hero after saving the life of a man who suffered a major cardiac arrest.

Nine children’s community projects in Essex have entered a competition to win a £10,000 makeover of their premises. The projects include nurseries, infant schools and sports clubs, among them four from Colchester and two from Braintree.

Four years since its founding on 4 July 2013, Grown in Britain, the British-grown timber marketing campaign, has the support of nearly 200 organisations in 15 different sectors from construction companies to wildlife organisations.

Abode’s managing director Darren Holiday and two of his friends climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is supporting a new marketing qualification developed for those working in and around the construction industry by the world’s leading professional marketing body.

A team of golfers from Keyline, and one of its suppliers Wavin, took part in a Longest Day Golf Challenge and raised £2,000 for Prostate Cancer UK and also Macmillan Cancer Support.

Bostik has signed up as an official partner of iconic cycling event, the Tour de France. The new sponsorship agreement upgrades the firm’s previous participation as an official supplier in 2015 and 2016 and will run for the next two years. The event will be used as a platform to communicate and promote the Bostik brand to a large global audience.

An event in support of Essex children’s hospice Little Havens, featuring former West Ham players Tony Cottee and Tony Gale, has raised over £5,000 for the charity.

Actis have welcomed a report published stating that the government urgently needs to improve thermally inadequate homes to help it achieve its 2050 energy efficiency targets. Actis recommend one practical way to do this is by retrofitting loft insulation.

It's a sporting event that guarantees gasps of disbelief – the UK's Strongest Man 2017 takes place this summer, and once again it's being sponsored by groundworks and civil engineering distributor Rudridge.

Methven has appointed a new Area Sales Manager for its central region as it continues to strengthen its reputation as a market leader in shower design and spray technology.

A group of apprentices are building business skills for the future at timber and builders merchant Covers.

Students studying for qualifications in the construction sector have been presented with awards for their hard work during the Construction Prize Giving 2017 at Chichester College.

Use Wood Wisely’s website www.usewoodwisely.co.uk tackles environmental issues affecting the UK and the wider world, debating the pressing need for sustainable and renewable energy sources.

Ridgeons recently honoured the long service and achievements of 64 employees at its 20th annual Long Service Awards reception.

A System Group apprentice working for CEMEX UK is on the road to success after scooping a top prize at the Talent in Logistics Awards, reflecting her commitment to training as she pursues a career as a driver at one of the UK’s leading suppliers of building materials.

The Mayor of Winchester, Cllr David McLean, joined the Bishop’s Waltham community to celebrate the launch of the new, super-sized Elliotts branch last night.

The Boards of NBG and H&B have confirmed that they have ended discussions around a potential merger of the two organisations. This decision follows consultation with both memberships.

With the skills deficit continuing to grow, Aggregate Industries believes that breaking down gender barriers is vital to safeguarding the future of the construction industry – and has laid some firm foundations to encourage more women into its own workforce.

JT Dove Ltd, a North East-based builder’s merchants, have swapped tools for trainers for a series of charity fundraising efforts with the goal of raising £20,000 for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund at the Freeman Hospital.

Michelmersh has announced its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Carlton Main Brickworks Limited for a net consideration of £31.2 million.

Arthur McArdle, National Vice President of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), will present a builder's view of Brexit at the Builders Merchants Federation's (BMF) Members' Day in September.

An ingenious idea to help raise money for merchants' own local charities from Marsh Industries is now running successfully in more than 200 branches across the UK, raising thousands of pounds for worthy causes close to merchants' hearts.

Linda Clarke of MKM Building Supplies has been named ‘Woman of the Year (Large Business)’ at the Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Awards.

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