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The European Association of National Builders Merchants Associations and Manufacturers has announced that BMF member TECHNONICOL will be Platinum sponsors of this year’s UFEMAT Congress in Montreux.

Groups of local litter-pickers have cleaned up Morpeth’s act by collecting bags of rubbish, with support from MKM Building Supplies.

Ensuring the level of service matches its craftsmanship has helped Quest Joinery almost double its business in the last year.

Crown Paints recently welcomed MP for Rossendale and Darwen Jake Berry and Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss MP, to its headquarters in Lancashire.

SIG Roofing is supporting 11 apprentices through the Re:allies Framework, an initiative which helps people find training and employment in their local communities.

Graham Plumber’s Merchant has launched its second edition of Trade Saver - a quarterly brochure outlining the fixed prices of the company’s most popular lines.

Plumbase has launched a rewards scheme to support plumbing professionals visiting their trade counters across the UK or buying their trade supplies online.

Scott Parnell has secured its first accreditation with procurement and supply chain management service Constructionline.

Roof window manufacturer VELUX® has been awarded Best Services Product at this year’s Housebuilder Product Awards for its smart home technology product, VELUX ACTIVE.

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association’s recent ‘Meet the Buyer’ day was a big success.

Staff from Tudor Griffiths have beaten their ambitious fundraising target thanks to generous donations.

A new production line has been installed at Polyco in Wales.

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.

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.

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.

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