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BMA delivers a direct message to legislators image
BMA delivers a direct message to legislators
16 September, 2021
The association urged legislators to have a joined up approach to green retrofitting, to reduce carbon, create jobs and improve building safety.
National Buying Group Suppliers work together to supercharge green initiatives image
National Buying Group Suppliers work together to supercharge green initiatives
The collaboration between EV Future Solutions and Lakes Showering Spaces demonstrates the commitment from NBG Suppliers to work together to build sustainable and efficient solutions for the future.
New MKM Derby branch aiming to be the ‘pride of the park’ after official opening image
New MKM Derby branch aiming to be the ‘pride of the park’ after official opening
Derby trade and public now have a first-class, customer-focused merchant on their doorstep.
Sceptical Brits finally warming to the idea of hydrogen boilers image
Sceptical Brits finally warming to the idea of hydrogen boilers
Half of Brits are open to owning a hydrogen boiler but despite 90% knowing they are more sustainable than existing natural gas units, most would rather someone else try one first.
Manufacturers voice concerns over ‘dumping’ of cheap foreign heat pumps into the UK image
Manufacturers voice concerns over ‘dumping’ of cheap foreign heat pumps into the UK
British industry is increasingly concerned that quotas for heat pump sales will lead to a loss of British jobs and an influx of cheap foreign imports being dumped on UK consumers.
HiB invests in expanding operations at distribution site image
HiB invests in expanding operations at distribution site
The new semi-permanent structure is the latest in a series of investments the company has made to enhance operations and customer experience.
Toolstation's new distribution centre to create 250 jobs image
Toolstation's new distribution centre to create 250 jobs
The new centre will allow Toolstation to serve more customers through its 500+ branches and digitally.
Sale of Pimlico Plumbers reportedly close to completion image
Sale of Pimlico Plumbers reportedly close to completion
Neighborly, a US-based provider of home services, is seen as one of a number of potential buyers reportedly interested in buying the 42-year-old business.
Lighthouse Club issue Impact Report 2020 image
Lighthouse Club issue Impact Report 2020
The report provides the charity's annual opportunity to share the impact it is having and how donations are helping to make a difference to those in need.
Wolseley unveils new training academy image
Wolseley unveils new training academy
The bespoke facility will provide opportunities for current and new employees to learn new skills and develop existing ones.
Russell Roof Tiles celebrates sustainability performance  image
Russell Roof Tiles celebrates sustainability performance
The company’s long terms ambition is to reduce emissions that damage to the environment and improve its operational efficiency, while strengthening the wider community.
Merchants urged to join in ‘Big Brew’ to tackle mental health crisis in construction image
Merchants urged to join in ‘Big Brew’ to tackle mental health crisis in construction
The Big Brew encourages tradespeople to connect and talk over a cuppa in a bid to remove the taboo around mental health across the construction industry.
Travis Perkins branch relocation creates ten new jobs  image
Travis Perkins branch relocation creates ten new jobs
The new site includes a tools and plant hire section, up to 50 different types of bricks and an extensive landscaping display.
Construction businesses in North East urged to attend emergency materials shortages summit  image
Construction businesses in North East urged to attend emergency materials shortages summit
The summit is a direct result of discussions between CAN, the North East Procurement Organisation and Civil Engineering Contractors Association to discuss price inflation and shortages which continues to stall or ground to a halt the sector’s progress.
Actis backs calls to move construction 'out of the dark ages'  image
Actis backs calls to move construction 'out of the dark ages'
The move comes five years after the publication of the Modernise or Die review stating that the industry must radically change its processes.
 CEMEX further enhances sustainable rail operation with summer investment programme image
CEMEX further enhances sustainable rail operation with summer investment programme
There has been significant investment into track improvements and extensions at three depots; Attercliffe, Small Heath and Bletchley.
BMF and BMN continue search for top 100 merchant influencers image
BMF and BMN continue search for top 100 merchant influencers
An influencer is someone who has the power to affect the decisions of others because of their authority, knowledge, position, or relationship with their audience.
Marshalls and SigmaRoc collaborate to deliver new  ultra-low carbon product portfolio image
Marshalls and SigmaRoc collaborate to deliver new ultra-low carbon product portfolio
The aim is to share learnings in the application of current technologies while working together to develop new low carbon methods of production.
Marshalls begins work on £20 million investment image
Marshalls begins work on £20 million investment
The dual block plant is in addition to the existing plant at St Ives, and is expected to create an additional 200% manufacturing capacity.
Selco aims to ease HGV driver shortage image
Selco aims to ease HGV driver shortage
The builders' merchant is aiming to create dozens of newly-qualified HGV drivers by applying to complete a Level 2 HGV Apprenticeship.


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