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Kerridge Commercial Systems acquires EDP
14 August 2018 Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has announced the acquisition of EDP, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

MTX stands up to Lake District weather
13 August 2018 In order to protect hikers, climbers and visitors to the Lake District, Coniston Mountain Rescue has been patrolling the territory for over 70 years. Pivotal to their job is the ability to store lifesaving equipment, such as stretchers, warm clothes and ropes, in the mountainous region, which is why they have constructed their iconic blue boxes throughout the region.

James Jones’ pallets and packaging business expands
13 August 2018 James Jones & Sons (Pallets & Packaging) Ltd has announced the acquisition of one of the UK’s leading pallet collar manufacturers, Billington International Ltd.

New appointments strength BWF Executive Board and Council
10 August 2018 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has made new appointments to the BWF Council and its Executive Board.

Grange makes management changes
10 August 2018 Fencing and decorative garden structures supplier, Grange, has announced two changes to its UK management team with immediate effect.

TIMco in big expansion project
08 August 2018 TIMco, one of the UK’s largest independent wholesale suppliers of screws, fixings and power tools accessories has invested in a new 30,000ft2 warehouse space.

Last chance to enter TTJ Awards’ judged categories
07 August 2018 Companies have their last opportunity to enter the TTJ Awards 2018, with the judged awards entry deadline being extended to August 17.

Bradfords acquires Solo
07 August 2018 Bradfords Building Supplies has announced the acquisition of Archmartin Ltd, trading as Solo Building Supplies.

Howard Morris promoted to MD of Trade Fabrication Systems
06 August 2018 Howard Morris has been promoted to MD of Trade Fabrication Systems Ltd (TFS).

Obituary - John Vincent
06 August 2018 The owner of Vincent Timber, John Vincent, died on July 14. He was 64.

Norbord’s European division reports “best results ever” in Q2
03 August 2018 Norbord’s European operations recorded a more than doubling of EBITDA year-over-year in Q2 to US$21m, reflecting robust markets.

GP Wood starts plans to rebuild fire hit Lissarda mill
03 August 2018 Irish sawmiller GP Wood has initiated plans to rebuild its plant in Lissarda, which was badly damaged by a major fire on July 13.

B&Q reinforces commitment to kitchens/bathroom market by recruiting 800 new staff
02 August 2018 DIY retailer B&Q is reinforcing its further commitment to the kitchens and bathrooms market by commencing recruitment of 800 new staff for its showroom areas to help customers.

TTF panels conference to examine prospects for growth
02 August 2018 Water-resistant OSB, fire resistant board and preservative treatment are just some of the topics being covered at the Timber Trade Federation’s UK Wood Panels Conference on November 7.

Ridgeons recognises long service
01 August 2018 The Ridgeon Group recently held its Long Service Awards to celebrate 67 colleagues who have dedicated a total of 860 years to the company.

New commercial director at W Howard
01 August 2018 The W Howard Group has welcomed new group commercial director, Simon Fleet to the business.

Teknos appoints Sotherton
01 August 2018 Peter Sotherton has joined the business development team at Teknos having previously worked for Crown Paints and B&Q.

Tilhill Forestry wins multiple awards - again
01 August 2018 Tilhill Forestry has won multiple awards across different categories in the 2018 Woodlands Competition at the Royal Welsh Show.

Covers supports youth football
01 August 2018 Covers Timber & Builders Merchant has donated £5,000 to Portsmouth FC Academy following a charity match, which saw Covers FC take on former players from Portsmouth FC.

New head for ABP
01 August 2018 ABP has announced the appointment of Henrik Pedersen as its new chief executive.