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A Scott Parnell employee has raised more than £4,700 for the neonatal care charity, Bliss, after completing the London Marathon in memory of her daughter, who died at six weeks old.

The JCW Acoustic Supplies Roadshow is touring the UK in May, June and July, giving local trades a chance to access expert advice.

Despite uncertain market conditions, Travis Perkins reported strong merchanting like-for-like sales growth of 10.6%.

H&B member M&J Builders Merchants has received planning permission for a new storage and distribution hub.

Wienerberger has acquired BPD Holdings Limited, which manufacturers roofing and construction membranes, natural ventilation and specialist building products.

Britain’s oldest merchant, Bradfords Building Supplies, has unveiled its focus on building Bradfords to become the favorite building materials partner in the South West.

Ibstock plc has launched of a new brand identity and which will ensure the breadth of the company’s extensive product and service offering is more clearly recognised.

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Brighton has helped charity supporters from Newick RFC in East Sussex raise £35,000 for Cancer Research during a special rugby match.

National Merchant Buying Society will be addressing Finance Directors and Chief Financial Officers from across the country during a prestigious two-day Finance Leaders’ Summit event in London.

Smith Brothers is inviting customers to its open day to celebrate the official relocation of its Oldham branch.

The Builders Merchants Federation is championing the value and significance of the building materials industry in a new regional and national approach.

Construction industry charity CRASH has created an additional bedroom at Richard House Children’s Hospice.

Studies across 13 CEMEX quarries have discovered more than 100 wildlife species, including a variety of wildflowers, butterflies, rare birds and protected mammals.

Marley Alutec has recently secured a new Scottish independent merchant stockist and federation membership.

Prime-time TV personality Nick Knowles is the final speaker to be confirmed for the BMF All-Industry Conference in Dubrovnik in June.

Powering water; Stuart Turner has announced a series of low water pressure boosting roadshow events.

Border Merchant Systems is “delighted” to welcome four new users of its CounterAct system.

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.

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