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New Managing Director at Polypipe Building Services
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Polypipe Building Services, has appointed experienced water management systems (WMS) expert and civil engineer Andrew Cullum as managing director. Cullum is previously from Polypipe Civils, as the commercial division of Polypipe continues a year of transformation to meet the evolving challenges of the modern construction sector. After joining Polypipe in 2000, he has held a number […]

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Dogs Trust and Yale Make a Secure Team
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As the amount of dog theft seems to be on the rise, Dogs Trust turn to Yale for advanced security options and advice. In addition to providing advice on securing homes and gardens to ensure dogs are kept safe, Yale is also sponsoring the charity’s dog theft campaign, “Family Pawtraits”, which aims to raise dog […]

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Mental health takes centre stage at BMF Conference 2019
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Merchants and suppliers learned of the importance of focusing on their employees – and their own – mental health at the  opening session of the BMF All-Industry Conference 2019 last weekend (June 13 – 16). TV presenter Nick Knowles, mental health campaigners Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Layborne, security expert Richard Walton, IOD director Edwin […]

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Politics and Paralympics combined at BMF Conference second day
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Industry focus was the main part of the second day of the Builders Merchants Federation conference in Dubrovnik last weekend (June 13 to 16 2019). The session opened with presentations from a national merchant, a major independent, and manufacturer, followed by the opportunity to attend two of four break-out sessions on marketing, young merchants, mental […]

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Why should Builders Merchants and other distributors make a digital transformation?
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With technology advancing at a rapid rate it is no wonder that changes to the industry pose a greater threat to customer demand, internal procedures and service expectancy. The business landscape has witnessed an eye-opening change in recent years, which has impacted operations across countless industries. As a result of this, corporate bosses must recognise […]

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The IPG unveils its brand-new website
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The IPG, the industry’s largest and fastest growing membership group for independent plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists, unveil its brand-new website, following five successful years in business. Founded in 2013 and based in Littlehampton, The IPG works closely with industry-leading suppliers to deliver unparalleled support to its members. Founded on the belief that independent merchants […]

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Marley Sponsors Skillbuild to Support Tomorrow’s Roofers
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As part of its ongoing commitment to investing in future roofing talent, Marley is sponsoring SkillBuild, the UK’s largest running construction skills competition. As sponsor of both the regional qualifiers and final, Marley has also donated JB Red battens and tiles which will be used by trainees and apprentices competing within the Roof Slating and […]

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