Archive | 2019


UK building sector trade body sets out value of European relations for future success

20/11/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR One of the UK’s most influential trade associations has set out a blueprint to support industry connections with Europe over the next 12 months. The move comes as John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), completes one year in the elected role as President of UFEMAT, the European Association […]


BFM flies the flag for British furniture manufacturing with new brand design

18/11/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) is flying the flag for the sector with the launch of a strong new brand identity. The trade association has implemented a bold new look across the organisation, designed to take the BFM forward and ensure it remains at the heart of the British furniture industry for […]


Trade body advice to protect homes from flooding

18/11/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR National trade body the Property Care Association has drawn up a timely list of measures householders can take to protect their homes against flooding. With heavy rainfall being a dominant seasonal theme, the PCA says properties across the UK could be under threat again this winter. The association has drawn up […]


Kilburn director in careers advice spotlight

10/10/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A Kilburn director is taking centre stage under a national campaign to raise awareness of career opportunities in the building materials sector. Bart Murphy, Operations Director of MP Moran Builders and Plumbers Merchants, which has its headquarters in Kilburn High Road, has been appointed an Industry Ambassador by trade body, the […]


Updated BFM service makes access to legal advice easier for members

10/10/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR The British Furniture Manufacturers has updated its legal advice service, offering members access to industry-leading support geared up to the specific needs of the sector. The BFM Commercial Legal Helpline has been revised to ensure the service offered remains of significance and value to members. Company law, commercial agency, contracts, consumer […]


Rich tones on the style radar this Autumn

10/10/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR Colour experts have singled out 12 show-stopping shades set to enrich homes across the UK this autumn. The season’s on-trend colour palette will include rich tones and neutrals with a twist. For householders planning to update their interiors, colour is key to creating a stylish new look. The Pantone Color Institute, […]


Data figures reveal Q2 sales slowing at UK builders’ merchants

27/08/2019 Changing weather patterns are being cited as a factor behind new figures from the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI), which report the first negative growth in sales through the industry since data collection began in 2014. In value terms, total merchant sales for the second quarter of 2019 were down -1.2 per cent […]


Lucideon appointments fuel business growth

30/07/2019 The world-leading materials technology company Lucideon has made two key appointments, to support the business in reaching its full global potential. Buoyed by success in national and international markets across the aerospace, defence, construction, nuclear, healthcare and technical ceramics sectors, the company is now looking to the next stage in its ambitious journey – […]

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Acoustics professional elected to trade body role

03/07/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR ANC, the Association of Noise Consultants, has elected a new President. Graham Parry, Managing Director of ACCON UK, takes up the role from retiring President Peter Hepworth, who held the post for four years. The honorary position involves supporting the ANC’s Chair and Board of Directors. Graham has played an active […]