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Travis Perkins launches data apprenticeships to boost future skills

Travis Perkins plc, one of the largest suppliers of building materials and equipment, and a leading partner to the construction industry, has launched two new data apprenticeships, including a data fellowship and an advanced data fellowship. These ... 
26 October 2021

BHETA advises housewares, garden and DIY members on bladed items legislation

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is updating members on the implications of the latest information from Government on the timing and scope of the proposed Offensive Weapons Act (OWA). The proposed legislation affects the sale ... 
25 October 2021

Covers OTBS employee completes 50km challenge for Kent Hospice in memory of partner

An employee from Covers OTBS in Bexleyheath has completed a 50-kilometre challenge for charity in memory of her partner. Zoe Elms, a sales representative at the Orpington timber and builders’ merchants, embarked on the Thames Path Challenge ... 
20 October 2021

Travis Perkins and Northampton Saints celebrate 20 year partnership with special anniversary match

Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials to the building and construction industry, alongside all Travis Perkins plc businesses, will celebrate its 20th anniversary as Principal Partner of Northampton Saints Rugby Club at the ... 
19 October 2021

Toolstation wins £50,000 share of £500,000 prize in annual advertising competition

Toolstation was among the winners in Ocean’s annual digital creative competition for its bold out-of-home advertising with ‘The World’s Most Supportive Poster.’Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies won third ... 
15 October 2021

Covers donates £30,000 to hospice charities

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has donated £30,000 to hospice charities, following the return of its hugely successful fundraising initiative Help for Hospices. The money will be divided between twelve charities. The charities that have ... 
14 October 2021

Onduline develops Acoustic Rain Simulator to show its roofing sheets are 4x quieter than metal sheeting - on show at Wickes

Customers at a number of Wickes stores are being invited to test the acoustic properties of Onduline light weight roofing solutions using a specially created ‘rain machine’.The Acoustic Rain Simulator has been developed by Technical Manager Ardit ... 
13 October 2021

New MKM Peterhead Branch A Big Hit With Customers

MKM Building Supplies’ new Peterhead branch was music to the ears of the trade and general public earlier this week, when the merchant officially opened the doors of its new flagship branch in North East Scotland.Customers that attended the launch ... 
12 October 2021

Official opening of Tile Mountain's Liverpool showroom by DIY expert Craig Phillips

Tile Mountain, the UK's fastest growing tile retailer is officially opening its Liverpool store on Saturday 25th September. Located in Unit 211, Edge Lane Drive, the new showroom spans 12,000 sq ft across two levels and showcases over one thousand ... 
11 October 2021

Kingfisher releases half year results for the six months ended 31 July 2021

Highlights include strong financial performance and improved competitive position in key markets; effective management of product availability, logistics and inflation pressures; rapid progress made with ‘fixing’ issues from previous years; delivery ... 
8 October 2021

The countdown to LANDSCAPE 2021 is on

The UK’s premier landscaping exhibition is less than a month away - have you registered yet? Hall 12 on 3rd & 4th November at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham - make sure it's in your diary! The LANDSCAPE Show provides the first in-... 
7 October 2021

Sniffe & Likkit signs up Anna!

Fast-growing British dog grooming, gifts and treats firm Sniffe & Likkit has announced a partnership with renowned pet behaviour and nutrition expert, Anna Webb. Regularly featured across media such as SKY 1 (for its ‘A Different Breed’ show), ... 
7 October 2021

Job Vacancy - Key Account Executive - Barrettine Products

Within this role the Key Account Executive will be working closely with the Divisional Director to drive Barrettine brand sales and develop and target strategic accounts.The Key Account Executive would work closely with Marketing and Lead R&D to ... 
7 October 2021

Job vacancy - Digital Marketer

We are an ambitious group of private companies with several websites which we are seeking to optimise and grow sales through. One of our sites is a major success story we want to replicate across the group and grow further.Our sites include ... 
6 October 2021

Making an impact: How to create double-sided window graphics

Window graphics are now regarded by many brands as a key part of the marketing mix. These graphics are an inexpensive form of advertising that retailers can easily apply - themselves - to windows in order to capture the attention of passers-by.But ... 
5 October 2021

Home renovation spend rises as homeowners invest in kitchen projects, Houzz survey finds

Home renovation spend has grown 36 percent in the last year to a median £15,000, according to the 2021 Houzz & Home survey of more than 3,000 UK respondents. Higher budget projects (with the top 10 percent of project spend) reached £100,000 or ... 
5 October 2021

Covers reaches finals of trade awards

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has reached the finals in four categories of the BMJ Industry Awards 2021. Organised by the Builders Merchants Journal, the awards aim to celebrate the UK merchanting industry and highlight the businesses, brands ... 
4 October 2021

Rothley marks growth by moving premises to double warehouse space

Interior accessories manufacturer Rothley has moved to new, bigger premises as a further demonstration of its position as market leader in the hardware sector.Following a period of continued growth, the Rothley team have taken new warehouse and ... 
30 September 2021

HMG Paints announce new decorative distributor Hashtag The Paint Shop

Recently opened painting and decorating merchants, Hashtag The Paint Shop, are supplying trade professionals with HMG Paints decorative coatings. Out of their large shop in Macclesfield, and online at www.hashtagthepaintshop.co.uk, the paint ... 
29 September 2021

What More UK work with MPs to gain a positive amendment to new tax proposals

In the UK it is estimated that five million tonnes of plastic is used every year, nearly half of which is packaging. The UK Government brought in measures to address wastage and benefit the environment, including the complete ban on 1 October 2020 ... 
28 September 2021
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