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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 […]

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Notts MP sees the opportunities for a low carbon future in city homes

04/06/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR MP for Nottingham South Lilian Greenwood saw first-hand how the building materials industry can play a key role in delivering a low carbon future for the city. Ms Greenwood discussed how modern advances in home heating products can deliver significant improvement to air quality and energy use across the region during […]

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Acoustics awards shortlist revealed

29/05/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR National trade body the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) has revealed the shortlist for its acclaimed awards programme. Judges comprising of a panel of academics, professionals and representatives from sponsor companies have listed 16 entries under the six categories for this year’s awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony […]

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Trade body’s gardening tips for Invasive Species Week

15/05/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A national trade body is marking Invasive Species Week with an appeal to gardeners and householders to play their part in stemming non-native weeds. Dr Peter Fitzsimons, technical manager at the Property Care Association (PCA) Invasive Weed Control Group, has produced five top tips to get the message across about the […]