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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 […]

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BMF puts the building materials industry in the national spotlight

30/04/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is championing the value and significance of the building materials industry in a new regional and national approach. Ashbourne-based trade association specialist Shepherd PR has been appointed by the Federation to promote and amplify BMF’s key strategic goals nationwide. Activity will include a focus on the […]

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Surge in reported metal theft sparks trade body warning on the handling of gas cylinders

TRADE ASSOCIATION PR 30/04/2019 National trade body the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) is raising awareness of the procedures involved in handling returned gas cylinders. The move comes in light of a reported surge in metal theft, featured recently in the UK media. Doug Thornton, chief executive of the British Compressed Gases Association, (BCGA) is […]

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ANC workshop sets out best practice approach in sound insulation testing

TRADE ASSOCIATION PR 09/04/2019 Acoustic professionals shared best practice in sound insulation testing at a workshop organised by the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC). Almost 100 testers from ANC member companies attended the event, held in Birmingham. The ANC launched their Approved Document E Registration Scheme in 2003 to provide independent verification of pre-completion sound […]

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Association calls for academic and professional papers to support structural waterproofing debate

27/03/2019 National trade body the Property Care Association has issued a call for papers for a key event in the structural waterproofing sector’s calendar. Research, academic papers and/or posters and professional case studies are all sought for the PCA’s fourth annual International Structural Waterproofing conference, taking place at The Slate, University of Warwick, Coventry on […]