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James Hargreaves supplies supporters for Burnley FC
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An independent plumbing and heating firms  has figured out a novel way to get football fans back into the main stand at Turf Moor, home of Premier League team Burnley FC. An imaginative community project, instigated by James Hargreaves Plumbing Depot, has resulted in a new generation of ‘supporter’ – made out of sinks, pipes, […]

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BMF elects two new board members
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Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation has appointesd two new Board members. Frank Elkins, Chief Operating Officer at Travis Perkins plc and Lee Harwood, Group Finance Director at Bradfords Building Supplies Ltd have been elected to the Board of the Builders Merchants Federation. Elkins takes up his position on 1 April 2021 and […]

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SIG re-opens Cambuslang branch
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Specialist building products distributor, SIG UK, is re-opening its branch in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire. The 30,000sq ft premises, just outside Glasgow, has been completely refurbished and will hold up to £1 million in stock and have 30 permanent members of staff when it opens on March 29, 2021. David Hope, divisional managing director for the […]

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Merchant sales stay strong through third lockdown
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Builders merchants’ sales remained strong as the country went through the third lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest Builders Merchants Building Index report. Merchants’ sales to the interior trades have not fared well during the third lockdown, according to the BMBI. Year-on-year growth was driven primarily by three product categories: Timber […]

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Merchant plumbing & heating sales slow up in January
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Specialist plumbing & heating merchants’ sales in January were down 5.0% on January 2020 according to the second Plumbing & Heating Merchant Index report. Month-on-month sales were positive with sales up 18.5% in January compared with December 2020. This was helped by three more trading days in January, but after adjusting for trading days, sales […]

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Strategic partnership to herald exciting new era for Euramax
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Euramax has entered a strategic partnership with Purplex, the leading full-service marketing agency in the fenestration and construction industries. The move follows hot on the heels of Euramax’s acquisition by Modular Group Investments and is the next step in an exciting new era for the Barnsley-based company. Purplex will assist Euramax as it looks to […]

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BMJ INDUSTRY AWARDS 2021: OPEN FOR ENTRY NOW
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The BMJ Industry Awards 2021, the industry’s only awards event that is decided by merchants and suppliers, is now open for entry. The past year has thrown so many obstacles and difficulties in the way of merchants and suppliers and they have risen to the chalkenges phenomenally. So now it is the time to recognise […]

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