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Aggregate Industries launches truck design competition image
Aggregate Industries launches truck design competition
26 January, 2021
Aggregate’s truck design competition for primary school children will run from 26 January until March 1st,
Construction makes urgent new year bid to recruit and retain talent image
Construction makes urgent new year bid to recruit and retain talent
Government-backed recruitment platform, the Construction Talent Retention Scheme, helps get candidates and employers matched online.
Actis welcomes Government's response to Part L consultation image
Actis welcomes Government's response to Part L consultation
The changes, expected to come into force in mid 2022, will see new homes required to achieve a carbon emissions reduction target of 31% over the current rate.
School leavers invited 'To Be More' at Tobermore image
School leavers invited 'To Be More' at Tobermore
Tobermore Academy Apprenticeships give the opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’ by combining on-the-job experience with study at college.
Cowal Building and Plumbing Supplies acquires Catherwood Construction Materials image
Cowal Building and Plumbing Supplies acquires Catherwood Construction Materials
Scottish building materials supplier, Cowal Building and Plumbing Supplies has acquired Catherwood Construction Materials in a deal that will "strengthen both brands".
Better Data, Safer Building: CPA launches consultation on new Product Information Code image
Better Data, Safer Building: CPA launches consultation on new Product Information Code
The Code, made up of 11 clauses, aims to set the benchmark for how product information is presented and marketed by manufacturers.
Wickes chooses Team ITG for mission-led customer experience image
Wickes chooses Team ITG for mission-led customer experience
Wickes will build a rich foundation of data, identifying customer activity and preferences to facilitate the delivery of highly engaging, impactful omnichannel experiences.
Russell Roof Tiles reveals confident start and investment plans image
Russell Roof Tiles reveals confident start and investment plans
Work is about to starting on its 11-acre site at Lochmaben which will be completed at Easter this year.
Broadcaster Jason Mohammad to host BMF All Industry Conference image
Broadcaster Jason Mohammad to host BMF All Industry Conference
The BMF has announced that broadcaster Jason Mohammad will host its 2021 All Industry Conference, which is due to take place in Yorkshire in June.
Grant UK donates £10,000 to Wiltshire Air Ambulance image
Grant UK donates £10,000 to Wiltshire Air Ambulance
Grant UK has donated £10,000 to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, a local charity to the company that Grant UK staff has supported since 2019.
Knightsbridge donates to local homelessness charity image
Knightsbridge donates to local homelessness charity
Knightsbridge has donated a percentage of the sales revenue from its weatherproof range to Signposts, a Dunstable and Luton charity dedicated to supporting the homeless in the company’s local area.
Saint-Gobain awarded Top Employer 2021 image
Saint-Gobain awarded Top Employer 2021
The accolade recognises employers who have implemented policies and practices that have had a positive impact on their employees and the business.
Builders’ merchants’ sales grow nine per cent despite second lockdown image
Builders’ merchants’ sales grow nine per cent despite second lockdown
Sales to builders by Britain’s builders’ merchants in November saw their largest year-on-year increase since March 2019, despite stricter Covid-19 restrictions being in place for most of the month.
Everbuild lays the foundations for a succesful new year image
Everbuild lays the foundations for a succesful new year
Everbuild will continue to invest in its e-commerce and digital offerings and has recently established a dedicated e-commerce team.
NFRC gets go-ahead to facilitate roofing placements for young people image
NFRC gets go-ahead to facilitate roofing placements for young people
The Government incentive will create six-month work placements in the roofing industry for young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are at risk of long-term unemployment.
Construction bouncing back despite double-dip recession image
Construction bouncing back despite double-dip recession
The Construction Products Association’s latest Construction Industry Scenarios sees a ‘W’-shaped economic recession and recovery as its main assumption, with construction output expected to rise 14% in 2021 and 4.9% in 2022.
Industry support charity raised to 2020 challenges image
Industry support charity raised to 2020 challenges
In a year that saw the country in turmoil as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic and three national lockdowns, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity provided support to 2399 families in crisis.
National Buying Group welcomes twelve new Suppliers image
National Buying Group welcomes twelve new Suppliers
National Buying Group (NBG) has increased its offer for 2021, adding twelve new Suppliers across the Plumbing, Heating & Showrooms, Brick & Block, Tools & Workwear, Civils & Landscaping and Decorating, Hardware & Kitchens categories.
Ibstock switches to 100% renewable electricity image
Ibstock switches to 100% renewable electricity
Ibstock has become the first building products manufacturer in the UK to procure 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.
New regulator to ensure safety of construction materials image
New regulator to ensure safety of construction materials
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced the creation of a new regulator that will ensure construction materials used are made safer.


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