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H+H achieves BES 6001 Excellent ranking image
H+H achieves BES 6001 Excellent ranking
27 May, 2022
The standard requires manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with and oversight of many aspects of environmental and sustainability performance.
Cowal goes for growth with Cameron’s acquisition image
Cowal goes for growth with Cameron’s acquisition
The acquisition makes Cowal one of the largest general merchants in the West of Scotland with six sites and more than 60 employees.
BMBI introduces new Executive Summary report for busy industry professionals image
BMBI introduces new Executive Summary report for busy industry professionals
Ideal for builders’ merchants and other construction executives who want to stay informed about the latest trends in Repair, Maintenance & Improvement building activity, the Executive Summary is available for all monthly reports.
John Nicholls Building & Timber and Plumbing & Heating Merchants grows presence  image
John Nicholls Building & Timber and Plumbing & Heating Merchants grows presence
New Towcester Plumbing & Heating Branch now open with a Kitchen & Bathroom Showroom to follow in the summer.
Russell Roof Tiles secures Planet Mark certification  image
Russell Roof Tiles secures Planet Mark certification
The company’s ambition is to be a leader in sustainable and environmental practices.
PHG celebrates its suppliers image
PHG celebrates its suppliers
PHG, the plumbing, heating and bathroom buying group, hosted its supplier awards at the Carden Park Hotel in Chester on 19th May 2022, following a day of golfing, track driving and outdoor team building activities.
Sovini Trade Supplies commits to becoming a net zero carbon champion  image
Sovini Trade Supplies commits to becoming a net zero carbon champion
Independent builders’ merchant kicks-off net zero carbon commitment with Everton in the Community.
Häfele launches industry whitepaper on functional kitchen design image
Häfele launches industry whitepaper on functional kitchen design
The findings provide kitchen studios, designers and installers with advice on how to capture greater market share with great-looking, functional kitchen designs.
Lighthouse Club partners with Ford to “Make It Visible” image
Lighthouse Club partners with Ford to “Make It Visible”
The charity unveils a suicide prevention campaign that cannot be missed.
Industry influencers to join new IOBM Mentoring Platform image
Industry influencers to join new IOBM Mentoring Platform
One hundred of the merchant industry’s leading influencers are set to play a key role to advance the profession of merchanting.
All Lords businesses demonstrate financial and operational progress image
All Lords businesses demonstrate financial and operational progress
A strong set of maiden full year results shows Lords has delivered record revenue and earnings growth.
Mannok publishes its 2030 Vision  image
Mannok publishes its 2030 Vision
Sustainability strategy highlights include decarbonisation focus, zero waste and eliminating lost time accidents.
Howdens commits to company-wide emissions reductions image
Howdens commits to company-wide emissions reductions
Howdens’ commitment signifies its intention to develop an SBTi approved pathway to halve emissions by 2030 and to achieve net-zero by 2050.
James Burrell invests extra £2 million into fleet image
James Burrell invests extra £2 million into fleet
James Burrell Builders Merchant are investing £2 million into expanding its delivery fleet as part of its plans to improve customer service across the North East and Yorkshire.
NBG Chairman gets on his bike to support disadvantaged students image
NBG Chairman gets on his bike to support disadvantaged students
David Szymanski looking to cycle from Lands’ End to John O’Groats in nine days.
Bradfords launches latest Building Sustainable Communities event image
Bradfords launches latest Building Sustainable Communities event
Designed to inspire, inform and engage the South-West on achieving long-term environmental and social sustainability for the built environment, the series launched with its inaugural event back in November.
h&b to launch ESG training programme image
h&b to launch ESG training programme
h&b is launching what it says is the merchanting industry’s first Environmental, Sustainability and Corporate Governance (ESG) programme to help to put sustainability at the core of every h&b members’ business.
Jewson joins up with Melanoma UK for nationwide campaign image
Jewson joins up with Melanoma UK for nationwide campaign
Its ‘Hard Hat Your Skin’ campaign sees it become the first builder’s merchant in the country to stock sun cream nationwide.
Latest State of the Roofing Industry survey delivers bleak outlook image
Latest State of the Roofing Industry survey delivers bleak outlook
Contractors increase tender prices amid spiralling costs of materials, labour and energy, says NFRC.
Laker forklift fleet goes fully electric  image
Laker forklift fleet goes fully electric
Laker Builders Merchant have taken delivery of electric Combilifts, completing the transition to a fully electric forklift fleet across all branches after the acquisition of the electric forklifts last year.


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