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Huge surge in landscaping product sales reported across the UK

01/09/2020 Latest figures from builders’ merchants across the UK show sales of landscaping products soared. According to the Builders Merchants Federation’s Builders’ Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report, sales grew by more than 50 per cent during June this year, compared with the same month in 2019. The trade body says DIY customers are behind much […]

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We’re recruiting!

15/07/2020 We have an opportunity for a videographer to join us over summer, as well as a digital apprentice. Read the full details for both roles below, and to apply, email your CV to jane@shepherd-pr.com. PR Apprentice We’re looking for an apprentice to join our busy social media team. Ideally, we are looking for someone […]

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New ANC guide sets the direction in sound measurement of rooms

14/07/2020 The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) has produced a new document, offering guidance on the appropriate methods of measuring sound within a building. A working party of ANC members has produced the technical note ‘Measurement of Sound Levels in Buildings’ which is available for free download from the Association’s website. The new guide draws […]

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BMF Back in the Office

08/06/2020 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been working extensively with the Builders Merchants Federation to help them support their members through the crisis. We’ve developed regular video briefings from CEO John Newcomb, assisted in creating an online information hub relevant to the industry and produced press releases at a […]

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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 […]