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Builders merchants sales continue rising to end of 2020
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Builders merchants’ sales continued to bounce back from the April lockdown through the final quarter of 2020, figures published today (25 February 2021) in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) confirm. A strong performance in Q3 saw sales returning to near normal levels and the continuing positive trend took total builders’ merchants’ sales growth  […]

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Wolseley Plumb and Parts joins up with Gas App and Plumb App.
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Specialist lightside merchant Wolseley Plumb and Parts has partnered with Gas App and Plumb App to bring in-app improvements, exclusive member deals, and tailored information about events and services at their local Wolseley Plumb & Parts branches. Wolseley Plumb & Parts initially announced its headline sponsorship package with Gas App in January 2020. Both apps […]

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Kerridge CS welcomes Tim Bennett as Partner Alliances Manager
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Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has appointed Tim Bennett as its Partner Alliances Manager, where he will be responsible for accelerating relationships with key partners across the KCS group. Bringing over 20 years of experience to the role, Tim has successfully executed alliance and channel partner strategies for several large software companies in the ERP, accounting […]

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Keystone Lintels picks up Buildbase Supplier of the Year award
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Steel lintel manufacturer Keystone Lintels has won the ‘Supplier of the Year’ award from builders merchant Buildbase for 2020. The award follows on from the company’s allocade as Southern Division Supplier of the Year for 2019. Keystone Lintels’ sales director David Grace, said: “This is a great celebration of the robust and engaging partnership between […]

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Huws Gray Stockport branch goes up in smoke
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A branch of builders merchant Huws Gray in Woodford, Stockport went up in flames last night. Six crews from Greater Manchester and Cheshire attended the fire at the branch at around 6.15pm, on Monday February 8th. Residents in the area were advised to keep windows and doors shut as a precaution due to smoke. Crews […]

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Panel Systems invests to boost capacity
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Panel Systems, the manufacturer of architectural, decorative, lightweight, sandwich and composite panels, has invested in a new state-of-the-art CNC machining centre for its factory in Sheffield. The new SCM Morbidelli x400 Nesting Machine Centre, includes a 3.1m x 2.1m matrix vacuum flatbed which means the company can now fabricate and router panels up to 3m […]

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Bence adds new plumbing and heating branch
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Independent builders merchant group George Bence has opened its 6th branch in the Cotswolds, a plumbing & heating branch in Cheltenham. Managing director of the 167 year old independent, family run business, Paul Bence , says: “Our industry has been very fortunate to have been able to continue trading through this extremely difficult phase for […]

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