Archive | 2020

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North West construction products business helps build stronger community with The Brick

10/12/2020 A £9,000 cash pot earmarked for Christmas celebrations at a company with its headquarters in Wigan has been given to a community project in the town. Construction Products Group (CPG) UK donated its festive fund to The Brick – a charity which works with people facing crisis across Wigan and Leigh. The Brick will […]

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Construction trade body raises concerns over port capacity

05/12/2020 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A leading construction industry trade body is looking into claims that building products shipped in containers from the Far East are struggling to get to the UK. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) – whose members represent a £38 billion slice of the construction industry supply chain – is acting on concerns […]

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Acoustic innovation showcased at trade body event

10/12/2020 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR Acoustic consultancy professionals gathered online to see first-hand examples of innovation from across the sector in the Association of Noise Consultants annual awards programme. In line with Covid-19 restrictions, the ANC’s Acoustic Awards were held in a virtual format. For eight years the ANC, the voice of professional consultancy in acoustics, […]

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Consultants appointed to key trade association role

28/10/2020 Two specialist consultants have been appointed to the Board of a national trade association. The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) welcomed the new appointees who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the Board. Louise Beamish of WSP joins the Board for the first time, while Rob Adnitt of Adnitt Acoustics, returns to […]


Short term growth ahead of uncertain times for furniture sector

16/10/2020 The latest British Furniture Manufacturers’ Economic Review points to a third of the British public spending more on home improvements – including furniture – in case of further lockdown restrictions. Managing Director of the BFM, Nick Garratt, has examined reports from the British Retail Consortium, the Bank of England and the EY Item Club […]

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Michelin Development funding available to boost growth across Dundee and South Angus

25/09/2020 Michelin Development is urging growing businesses in the region to apply for funding that could pave the way for expansion and employment. Small- and medium-sized enterprises located in and around Dundee, Coupar Angus, Forfar, Arbroath, Carnoustie, Leuchars and Cupar could receive unsecured, subsidised loans and free expertise – if they have the potential to […]


Figures set out Brexit scenarios on UK building materials industry

24/09/2020 New figures reveal a ‘no deal’ Brexit could have a significant economic impact on the manufacture and supply of building materials across the UK in 2021. Forecasts from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) point to a 2.8 per cent increase for the sector next year if an agreement is not reached, against a 5.9 […]


BFM economic review looks at steps to take in buoyant market

21/09/2020 BRITISH furniture businesses are being urged to ‘build up their balance sheet’ in case of difficult times ahead. National trade body British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM), has issued the message as part of its monthly economic review for the sector. Fuelled by pent-up demand and a consumer focus on homes, the furniture industry has generally […]

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Acoustics expert elected to key role at trade body

09/09/2020 An expert in acoustics consultancy, particularly in railways and monitoring, has been elected to a key role at a national trade association. Paul Shields will serve as Chair of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) for the next two years. With 30 years’ experience in acoustics consultancy and research, Paul leads a team of […]


Research project to support the future of advanced ceramics in the Midlands

05/09/2020 A group looking to position the Midlands as a world leader in advanced ceramics is undertaking a research project to engage the wider business community in the process. According to the Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group, placing the region at the heart of the international advanced ceramics sector will ultimately contribute towards growth of 4,200 […]