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New training facility for online courses at Grant UK Training Academy
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Grant UK’s Training Academy in Devizes has reconfigured part of their facilities onsite to allow for the development of a new training area which will be used for the delivery of online training courses via the Grant eLearning Academy. The Training Academy at Grant UK’s head offices in Devizes, Wiltshire, has been established for almost […]

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Makita expands LXT range with new LM001CZ lawnmower
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For professional landscapers and groundskeepers, having the freedom to move around the work area without restriction is key to achieving quality results. The LM001CZ is powered by Makita’s leading LXT cordless technology so it offers maximum flexibility and increased safety, as there is no need to transport fuel and no emissions are released during operation. […]

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Global timber shortage hits housebuilders hard
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Global timber shortages have put the UK housebuilding industry’s supply chain in the eye of a perfect storm – with faltering availability and rapidly rising costs of basic materials such as roofing batten, presenting a serious challenge to the housebuilding industry – and one they must face and deal with together. The National Federation of Roofing […]

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Selling, selling, selling…Sold
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Most people sell their souls, And live with a good conscience on the proceeds Almost 11 years to the day since Travis Perkins’ then CEO Geoff Cooper surprised the markets with a bid, subsequently successful, for the BSS Group, his successor bar one, Nick Roberts, has overseen the long-touted divestment of the Travis Perkins  Plumbing […]

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Graham Plumbers’ Merchant appoints new national contract sales director
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Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has appointed Asa Finnegan as its new national contract sales director. In his new role, Finnigan, who joined Garam in 2017 as an area director,  will oversee the contract sales team and support Graham’s current and new business opportunities within the new build, social housing and commercial sectors.  With 27 years of […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Travis Perkins sells P&H division
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Builders merchants group Travis Perkins has sold its plumbing & heating division, which includes PTS Plumbing Trade Supplies and City Plumbing Supplies to H.I.G Capital. The sale follows the demerger of Wickes, last month and the sale of plumbing & heating wholesaler Primaflow F & P in January 2020. Nick Roberts, Travis Perkins Chief Executive, […]

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Purdy produces new pail
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Painting tools manufacturer Purdy has launched its Purdy Pail, a one litre capacity paint bucket designed for convenience and efficiency which comes with different grip options, a brush magnet, and a mini roller ramp. To reduce hand fatigue, the Pail comes with a multi-grip option, including a coffee-cup style adjustable hand grip for pouring and […]

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