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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


North West business figurehead to retire from trade body role

19/02/2020 A North West business figurehead, who has carved out an inspirational career in the building industry, is set to retire from a key industry trade body. Peter Hindle MBE is retiring as Chairman of the Builders Merchants Federation at the end of March, after six successful years in the role. During his tenure as […]


Degree apprenticeship puts advanced materials on the map

13/02/2020 A new degree apprenticeship will help open-up opportunities for trainees in materials science across the UK. After two years in development, the Materials Science Technologist (Level 6) Degree Apprenticeship is now approved and ready for delivery. The national programme, which provides a bachelor’s degree qualification and extensive workplace experience, has been approved by the […]

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Michelin Development relaunched to support jobs growth

06/02/2020 Michelin is relaunching a scheme which will help create hundreds of jobs in Dundee and Angus. Michelin Development will provide funding and advice to firms with the potential to expand – providing high-quality, long-term employment. The news comes as civic and business leaders from across the region attend an event today to learn more […]