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Lighthouse lunch raises £210,000 for construction community image
Lighthouse lunch raises £210,000 for construction community
7 December, 2021
The money will go towards the charity's vital helpline services, supporting its national awareness campaign 'Help Inside The Hard Hat' and developing the Building Mental Health programme.
MKM invests in green fleet vehicles image
MKM invests in green fleet vehicles
MKM Building Supplies has invested in six IVECO compressed natural gas (CNG) HGVs, as part of its wider commitment to sustainability.
Scottish trade body champions named image
Scottish trade body champions named
Eight builders’ merchants have been identified among the Top 100 Merchant Influencers.
Travis Perkins signs up to Disability Confident scheme image
Travis Perkins signs up to Disability Confident scheme
Travis Perkins has joined the Disability Confident scheme run by The Department for Work & Pensions, which encourages companies to improve how they recruit, retain and develop employees with disabilities and long term conditions.
Cheltenham Mayor open relocated Travis Perkins branch image
Cheltenham Mayor open relocated Travis Perkins branch
The brand new 2.5 acre site includes a Benchmarx kitchen showroom, a new plumbing, heating and bathroom range and a tool hire service.
MKM announces children's competition winner image
MKM announces children's competition winner
As a result of a competition to find the design for its 2021 Christmas Card, MKM Building Supplies has confirmed eleven-year-old Summer-Lynn, from Kent, as this year’s winner.
Roper Rhodes acquired by Svedberg Group image
Roper Rhodes acquired by Svedberg Group
Roper Rhodes Ltd has been acquired by Swedish bathroom supplier Svedbergs Group.
KBBG adds big brand distributor to its portfolio image
KBBG adds big brand distributor to its portfolio
The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG), part of European buying group Der Kreis, has expanded its members’ offering with the addition of Swift to its portfolio.
Wolseley Infrastructure acquires Jointing Technologies image
Wolseley Infrastructure acquires Jointing Technologies
This acquisition will help Wolseley Infrastructure and Jointing Technologies capitalise on the growth potential in the electricity market as it evolves.
Local 'footballing legend' opens relocated MKM branch image
Local 'footballing legend' opens relocated MKM branch
Former Middlesbrough and Premier League footballer Colin Cooper helped officially open the branch in support of charity Zoë’s Place Middlesbrough.
Minster strengthens in the north with new branch opening image
Minster strengthens in the north with new branch opening
The move is an important strategic expansion, amplifying the distributor's capacity to support projects across Yorkshire.
Cycling challenge to unite industry for young people image
Cycling challenge to unite industry for young people
IBC Buying Group has launched a new charity cycling challenge to help provide opportunities for young people to learn new skills and develop their careers.
Sustainable cement production facility secures £500K grant image
Sustainable cement production facility secures £500K grant
A Scottish-based manufacturing facility which will enable the production of lower carbon cement products has secured a £500,000 award from Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular Economy Investment Fund.
Permagroup celebrates most successful year to date image
Permagroup celebrates most successful year to date
Four consecutive record-breaking months from January to April, a first in the company’s history, and strong figures for November have resulted in an overall annual turnover increase of 37.5% when compared to 2020.
Davroc and Carron enter nationwide distribution partnership image
Davroc and Carron enter nationwide distribution partnership
Davroc has announced a new strategic partnership for nationwide distribution of the full Carron Bathrooms range.
West Fraser launches 24 days of Christmas competition image
West Fraser launches 24 days of Christmas competition
West Fraser (formerly known as Norbord) has launched festive campaign giving customers the chance to win prizes.
Grant UK achieves Cyber Essentials Plus Certification image
Grant UK achieves Cyber Essentials Plus Certification
Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme that aims to help organisations to protect themselves against online threats.
Demand continues to outstrip supply in construction sector  image
Demand continues to outstrip supply in construction sector
John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products Association, co-chairs of the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group, issue statement.
Construction industry charity launch festive e-cards image
Construction industry charity launch festive e-cards
The Lighthouse Construction Industry charity has three new e-card designs that they will personalise with your company logo in return for a donation.
Strong sales continue at UK builders' merchants through Q3 image
Strong sales continue at UK builders' merchants through Q3
Total sales in Q3 2021 were +17.2% up on the same period last year, with one less trading day this year.


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November 2021