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TTF guides members on the Code of Construction Product Information image
TTF guides members on the Code of Construction Product Information
21 April, 2021
A suite of materials will be made available to help TTF members to navigate the CCPI.
James Burrell navigates year of Covid uncertainty image
James Burrell navigates year of Covid uncertainty
The independent builders’ merchant has had a strong start to 2021 following newly filed accounts for the year to October 2020 delivered an upbeat trading performance and strengthening of its balance sheet.
Ibstock commitment targets 40% reduction in plastic use by 2025 image
Ibstock commitment targets 40% reduction in plastic use by 2025
To help meet its target of reducing its use of preventable plastic packaging, Ibstock is seeking to remove at least 200 tonnes of plastic shrink wrap from across the Group by the end of 2021.
BMF Sustainability Forum to launch in June image
BMF Sustainability Forum to launch in June
The Forum will bring together merchants and building material manufacturers for regular briefings and discussions to share progress and best practice.
Jewson increases wellbeing support for employees image
Jewson increases wellbeing support for employees
A partnership with SIX MHS will provide Jewson employees with a range of services designed to improve their wellbeing and encourage positive mental health.
Online roofing store announces extra £1 million tech investment image
Online roofing store announces extra £1 million tech investment
Roofing Megastore has announced the launch of a £1 million investment campaign for new software and technology.
BMF’s covid response shortlisted for two awards image
BMF’s covid response shortlisted for two awards
The BMF is shortlisted in the Best Covid-19 Crisis Response and Best Membership Support During Covid-19 categories of the Association Excellence Awards.
Russell Roof Tiles rolls out EV trial image
Russell Roof Tiles rolls out EV trial
This is the latest initiative from the company, that has been dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint over many years.
Saint-Gobain partners with Supply Chain Sustainability School to ‘Make the World a Better Home’ image
Saint-Gobain partners with Supply Chain Sustainability School to ‘Make the World a Better Home’
Saint-Gobain will actively participate in three main groups: Home, Construction and Off-Site.
Top Mind Coach confirmed for BMF All Industry Conference image
Top Mind Coach confirmed for BMF All Industry Conference
Jamil Qureshi, author of the acclaimed The Mind Coach, one of the foremost practitioners of performance-enhancing psychology and an expert in high-performing teams, is the latest speaker to be confirmed for the BMF All Industry Conference 2021 taking place in November.
Derbyshire insulation manufacturer lands £250,000 funding image
Derbyshire insulation manufacturer lands £250,000 funding
YBS Insulation (“YBS”) has received a £250,000 from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (“MEIF”) East & South East Midlands Debt Finance Fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”).
Bradfords goes the extra mile for mental health image
Bradfords goes the extra mile for mental health
Bradfords Building Supplies is launching a 10,000-mile challenge to mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (11-16 May), encouraging its staff to get moving outdoors across the region while raising £10,000 for its partner charity, Mental Health UK.
Scotland: Builders call on next Government to prioritise construction skills image
Scotland: Builders call on next Government to prioritise construction skills
The next Government must build Scotland’s construction industry and unlock new jobs by prioritising policies that back local builders, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Scotland
BMF to launch Team Leader Supervisor apprenticeship image
BMF to launch Team Leader Supervisor apprenticeship
The Level 3 Team Leader Supervisor apprenticeship will support those taking the initial step to becoming a manager, or who have recently been appointed to a junior management role, and will see the apprentice take on extra responsibilities such as project management or leading a team of other employees.
IBC smashes fundraising goal to support youth charity image
IBC smashes fundraising goal to support youth charity
The IBC Buying Group team has smashed its fundraising target and raised £7,000 in support of Unitas – part of the national OnSide Youth Zones charity.
PM’s Net Zero Business Champion to speak at BMF Members’ Conference image
PM’s Net Zero Business Champion to speak at BMF Members’ Conference
Andrew Griffith MP will be the main speaker within a segment of the Conference dedicated to sustainable construction and the drive to net zero.
New scheme links NHS heroes to discounts at builders’ merchants   image
New scheme links NHS heroes to discounts at builders’ merchants
For the next six months, NHS Discounts will be offered by 33 BMF merchants who between them operate 1,225 branches throughout the country.
Mannok increases earnings in 2020 despite twin challenges of Covid and Brexit image
Mannok increases earnings in 2020 despite twin challenges of Covid and Brexit
Mannok’s 2020 performance review shows a robust post lockdown recovery and a positive outlook for 2021, with the company posting an increase in gross earnings of 17% to €31.1 million for the 12 months ending 31 December 2020.
Somerset Country Cricket Club and Bradfords building for the future image
Somerset Country Cricket Club and Bradfords building for the future
The initial one-year agreement will see Bradfords help Somerset CCC build for the future by becoming the Club’s Official Pathway Partner.
Construction recovery needs long-term plan for green homes, says FMB  image
Construction recovery needs long-term plan for green homes, says FMB
Increased construction output in March is welcome but needs to be sustained with a long-term National Retrofit Strategy to green our homes if the Government is to hit its climate change targets, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the latest construction PMI data.


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