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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Trade body advice sets out the building blocks to a successful career for school leavers

27/06/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A national trade body is signposting school leavers in the Midlands to a career with a bright future in the building materials industry. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched a new website to showcase the wide range of roles and opportunities the sector has to offer. Although often under the […]

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Trade body develops specialist course on Japanese knotweed

19/06/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has developed specialist training to support property professionals in the identification of Japanese knotweed and other invasive species. The ‘Invasive Plant Identification Course’ gives a comprehensive overview of the key issues surrounding certain plants listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside […]

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TV host presents acoustic excellence awards at trade body event

18/06/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR Acoustic professionals gathered in Manchester for an annual event that promotes and recognises excellence in their industry. Projects across a variety of environments were celebrated at the Acoustic Awards, organised by ANC, the Association of Noise Consultants, held at the Crowne Plaza, Manchester. The winners were presented by renowned television and […]