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Construction trade body welcomes COVID-19 plans

22/05/2020 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A trade body has welcomed the phased route map approach announced by the Scottish Government to ease lockdown restrictions. According to the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), the plans set out by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday (21 May) will enable its members to gear-up to meet demand when construction works are […]

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Thousands of construction jobs protected after trade credit guarantee announced

13/05/2020 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A leading construction trade body says thousands of jobs have been protected after the Government pledged to protect Trade Credit Insurance. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) says the decision by Government announced today (13 May) to guarantee business-to-business transactions will ensure confidence in the construction industry supply chain. Construction is one […]

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BFM welcomes Chancellor’s new furlough plans

13/05/2020 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR The British Furniture Manufacturers has welcomed the government’s new furlough scheme announcement. The trade body says the extended scheme will help protect the sector’s investment in its workforce and prevent significant redundancies. Nick Garratt, BFM’s MD said: “Over recent years shortage of skills has been one of the challenges our industry […]

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Trade bodies monitor construction supplies to iron out demand and production

04/05/2020 Leaders in the construction sector are joining forces to ensure confidence in the multi-billion-pound building products supply chain, to meet increasing demand in the re-opening period. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is working with the Construction Products Association (CPA) to monitor the manufacturing and distribution of their respective members, in order to meet the […]

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Michelin shares tyre care advice during the COVID-19 restrictions

01/05/2020 Michelin has issued guidance for motorists whose vehicles have been parked for extended periods during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brian Porteous, Michelin’s Technical Manager, says some simple actions taken now can help to ensure vehicles can be quickly put back into use in the future, without the need to replace tyres unnecessarily. He said: “Tyres can be damaged if certain precautions are […]

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Royal Crown Derby ‘Make a Mug, Make a Difference’ campaign gives youngsters the chance to use artistic skills to support the NHS

20/04/2020 A competition has been launched by Royal Crown Derby to encourage young people to use their artistic skills to celebrate the NHS – and leave a lasting legacy of the vital role of healthcare professionals in these unprecedented times. The company has created the ‘Make a Mug, Make a Difference’ competition, which will see […]

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Builders’ merchants unite to provide vital equipment to the healthcare sector

10/04/2020 Builders’ merchants across the UK are joining forces to deliver much-needed personal protective equipment to NHS staff. With intense supply chain pressures affecting the ability of healthcare professionals to source the equipment, national trade body the Builders Merchants Federation is co-ordinating a response across its membership They are appealing for merchants to donate visors […]