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Graham adds strength to sales and operations
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Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has announced the addition of two new roles to its directorial team. Rob Haining has been appointed as regional director for Scotland and Asa Finnigan as contract sales director. The company previously split the UK into just two regions, North and South. Haining’s appointment recognises the need to tailor its offering and […]

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Baxi works with MENtalk on back to work playlist
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With the plumbing and heating industry beginning to return to work, boiler maker Baxi and MENTalk have launched a charity playlist challenge to raise money for The OLLIE Foundation and help motivate tradespeople as they get back to working life. The #TradesTopTunes playlist challenge has been created to encourage installers to share their favourite feel-good […]

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New Sewers Code for Adoption provides  greater merchant choice, says Polypipe
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Merchants will benefit from the most significant change to below ground drainage product regulations in recent years, with all water companies agreeing to a standardised approach to the construction of foul and surface water drainage systems, according to Polypipe Building Products. The company is advising its merchant partners that the new arrangements for the adoption of […]

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Normal people
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I dreamed that as I wandered by the way Bare Winter suddenly was changed to Spring It may not be what we recognise as normal, but it’s definitely an improvement of sorts. Slowly but surely, things are changing. It was only in November that the first case of coronavirus was found in China – or […]

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Merchant sales slide confirm coronavirus effect
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Sales for builders merchants in the first quarter of 2020 were negatively impacted by the  Covid-19 pandemic and Government measures to reduce transmission of the virus. That’s according to figures released by the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI). Figures for Q1 2020 show a decline of -6.7% in total builders’ merchants’ sales compared with the […]

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Border Merchant Systems – experts in e-trading solutions
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Border Merchant Systems offers an industry leading e-trading solution to their customers.  CounterAct customers can have a trading website developed in a Magento 2 platform that’s fully integrated with their CounterAct system. Phil Davies – Commercial Manager at Border Merchant Systems explains why Border is ideally positioned to offer this expertise. “Border is part of […]

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AWARDS DOUBLE FOR NEW KID ON THE BLOCK – ALFIE
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An innovative new wall mounting device for bar shower valves and other brassware is not only proving a commercial success with plumbers and consumers, but has also scooped two awards at a prestigious industry event in London. Alfie, available within the Coolag product range, is the invention of Ty Harding which he named after his […]

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