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West Port recruits Nielsen as operations director 08 March, 2021
Arvid Nielsen has joined West Port Timber Windows & Doors as operations director. His focus will be on streamlining and improving a variety of processes and systems, which will ultimately deliver benefits to all existing and future customers.
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Ryan joins WPA
Monday, March 08, 2021 Neil Ryan has joined the Wood Protection Association (WPA) team in the new role of regulatory affairs adviser. Mr Ryan is an independent consultant (and managing director) at Woodable and as part of his portfolio, he will be working with the WPA and its members in an advisory capacity.
BMF All Industry Conference moves to November date
Friday, March 05, 2021 With national lockdown restrictions scheduled to be lifted on June 21, the Builders Merchants Federation has confirmed a change of date for the 2021 BMF All Industry Conference, which will now be held from November 4-7.
APF 2021 postponed
Friday, March 05, 2021 Due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding Covid-19 and after consultation with sponsors, exhibitors and visitors, the directors of APF 2021 have taken the decision to postpone the event for a further year. The show will now take place from September 22-24, 2022 at the same venue at Ragley Estate.
Vandecasteele sets up UK company
Friday, March 05, 2021 Vandecasteele Houtimport has created a UK registered company to minimise post-Brexit administration and streamline service for customers.
UK economy predicted to return to pre-Covid levels by middle of 2022
Thursday, March 04, 2021 The UK economy is forecast to return to pre-Covid levels by the middle of 2022, with growth of 7.3% next year, according to UK chancellor Rishi Sunak.
National Timber Group expands further with strategic acquisition of Hymor Timber
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 The National Timber Group (NTG) has acquired Hymor Timber Ltd, a £4.5m annual turnover (2020) timber merchant located in Stoke-on-Trent.
Travis Perkins posts pre-tax loss after year of unprecedented challenges
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 National merchanting group Travis Perkins (TP) has posted a group pre-tax loss of £7.7m (2019: £180.8m pre-tax profit) for the year ending December 31, 2020 after facing a year of unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Archwood boss speaks out on Brexit challenges
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Josh Burbidge, managing director of the Archwood Group, has spoken out about the pressures companies are facing from long delays and extra costs due to Brexit and urges a more “streamlined” approach to paperwork.
New small-format AXYZ router has enhanced performance-to-cost capability
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 CNC routing/cutting systems supplier, AAG has introduced the new small-format AXYZ Innovator machine. It replaces the Z-Series of machines and provides an enhanced performance-to-cost capability founded on new and improved design characteristics.
Kullik & Rullmann acquires Newcastle-based Quay Timber
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Leading timber agent Kullik & Rullmann AG (K&R) has acquired UK-based Quay Timber Ltd in a move which accelerates development of the group’s online business.

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