Plaswood wins prestigious industry award
Plaswood (part of RPC bpi recycled products) is proud to have won a prestigious Horners Award for Plastic Innovation and Design. Winning one of only two highly commended positions, the award is in recognition of its lock gates made from Plaswood.
What will 2018 have in store for the construction industry ?
“This time last year, I shared my thoughts on what would dominate the construction agenda in 2017. Some of the observations I made, such as Brexit being linked to skills shortages, were fairly safe, while others, like losing one of the major contractors due to decreased investor confidence, were a little more risky.
Construction pay trends reflect confidence in sector
Hudson Contract has today revealed that self-employed builders in England and Wales have seen a year-on-year increase* in average weekly earnings of 3.8% - with the biggest uplift experienced by those working in the East of England (3.8%).
Mighton appoints David Lambert
Mighton Products has appointed David Lambert as its new Warehouse Manager. The news follows a recent announcement from the hardware specialist stating that the company’s new additonal on-site warehouse, and improved trade counter, are now complete.
Maxtop hammers it home with training award win
Maxtop Quartz Ltd has been crowned winner of the Training Excellence category in the On The Tools Awards 2017, following a national roll out of its training programme earlier this year.
Fashion over Function: Should You Compromise?
What springs to mind when you think of protective work clothing? Garish colours and unattractive, uncomfortable fabrics that make you stand out from the crowd… in a bad way?
Mind the Gap!
tackling industry age gap is key for hire industry Attracting the younger generation to careers in the tool, plant and equipment hire sector is the biggest challenge to businesses in the short to medium term says Hire Association Europe (HAE).
The future of wood-burning - TODAY
The SIA (Stove Industry Alliance) recently used the services of a research company, Kiwa Gastec whose report shows that modern clean burning Ecodesign stoves, including those in the Charlton & Jenrick range, can reduce particulate emissions by up to 90% compared to an open fire, and 80-84% compared to an old stove.
Industry Welcomes New Japanese Knotweed Code of Practice
The UK trade body dedicated to the UK Invasive species industry INNSA (Invasive Non-native Specialists Association) has launched a new Code of Practice for managing Japanese Knotweed, which has been welcomed by national remediation specialists
Customer care is king for kitchen installers
Customer satisfaction and care, rather than ease of work and time spent on the job, are top priority for kitchen installers according to the latest research from kitchen and bathroom worktop manufacturer, Maxtop Quartz Ltd.
Bond Bryan shortlisted for Architectural Practice of the Year and Innovation in Teaching and Learning
Bond Bryan are delighted to be shortlisted for two awards at this year’s Education Estates Awards. These awards focus attentionon some of the most important issues within the Education sector and recognise the very best companies, collaborations and projects – sharing best practice and inspiring others to adopt new and better ways of working that deliver outstanding results.
Sika Liquid Plastics appoints new product manager, Gavin White
Preston based Sika Liquid Plastics – a leading manufacturer of high performance liquid roofing membrane technology - has strengthened its team following the appointment of Gavin White as Product Manager.
UVEX SAFETY (UK) LTD Partners with North American Safety Innovator HexArmor to Expand PPE Offerings in the UK
Following the announcement in October 2016 that the uvex safety group had acquired a substantial interest in HexArmor enabling its re-entry into the North American safety market, uvex and HexArmor are pleased to announce their partnership in the United Kingdom.
Leicester Based WorkStuff UK Launch Brand New Website
WorkStuff UK, a leading supplier of high quality workwear and personal protection equipment for over 20 years, have just launched their brand new website to meet the growing needs of their customers.
Irwin Tools says thanks to tradespeople up & down the country
IRWIN® Tools, a leading manufacturer in hand tools and power tools accessories, is celebrating the UK and Ireland’s trade professionals with the return of its National Trade Appreciation Day.
Snickers LITEWork Working Clothes for Summer
The innovative new fabric in these working clothes makes them a must for the summer months.
Helifix dixie micro-piles support award winning Chelsea Garden
Best Show Garden at the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show was awarded to the M&G Garden, for which Helifix supplied some unseen, but critical, components.
Ibstock offers one lucky builder the trip of a lifetime
Builders are being offered the chance to win a trip of a lifetime worth £2,000 as part of a nationwide competition from Ibstock to celebrate the upcoming launch of two new bricks to its Tradesman range.
Wolfcraft Scoops top German Award
Proud to distribute award-winning German tool brand as wolfcraft scoops top gong. Available in the UK through Hyde, tool manufacturer wolfcraft has won the prestigious German Brand Award 2017.
Bostik becomes official partner of Tour de France
Bostik has signed up as an official partner of iconic cycling event, the Tour de France. The new sponsorship agreement upgrades the firm’s previous participation as an official supplier in 2015 and 2016 and will run for the next two years.
Trade body awards celebrate top flight acoustic performance
The skills and ingenuity of UK-based acoustic professionals working on national and international projects across a variety of environments were celebrated at a trade body awards.
VEKA reservist soldier celebrates Reserves Day with Certificate of Commendation
Mark Schofield, a VEKA employee who also serves in the Army Reserve has been commended for his Distinguished Service as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.
Polypipe embarks on exciting three-year partnership with Help for Heroes
Polypipe has confirmed a three-year partnership with Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes, which will see the UK’s leading manufacturer of plastic piping, rainwater systems, and underfloor heating help raise funds to support those with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces.