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The Hadleigh Timber Group have acquired Timbmet

Meyer Timber Ltd are pleased to announce that the Hadleigh Timber Group have acquired Timbmet.

Founded in 1942, Timbmet is a leading supplier and processor of a range of hardwood and special products, having won the coveted ‘TTJ Timber Trade Trader of the Year Award 2016’. It will join Meyer, Panelco and Premium within the Hadleigh Timber Group.

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Mick George Ltd celebrate their new website with a £5,000 giveaway

With such hectic lifestyles, rarely do we get a spare moment, but when we do, we’re all guilty of reaching for our phone, tablet or laptop and subconsciously browsing the net to make sporadic purchases.

Which subsequently validates why online sales in the UK are now valued in excess of £114bn per annum. Kind of ironic, when you consider that many of us also share in common, the continuous disgruntlement at the lack of disposable income which we possess. 

Read more: Mick George Ltd celebrate their new website with a £5,000 giveaway

Ground-breaking ceremony for new student village

A group of VIPs officially marked the start of construction work on a new student village in a ground-breaking ceremony at the University of Sussex yesterday (Wednesday 17 May 2017).

Professor Michael Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University, and David Swarbrick, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty, were joined by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Pete West, and Maureen Chowen, the High Sheriff of East Sussex, at the site at Falmer.

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Groundhog day set to stay at Mobile Mini following further investment

Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, with its global operations based in Arizona, USA and UK headquarters at Stockton-on-Tees, has made a further £1m investment into its range of industry-leading, energy-efficient, mobile welfare units. 

The company, which has 16 branches nationwide, from Glasgow to Southampton, has continued to strengthen its partnership with South Wales-based Genquip Groundhog, and will see the size of its fleet of Groundhog GP360 Fusion units increase by 50% in the first half of 2017.

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Student builders breeze through skills contest

Two Sunderland College students have been crowned the best brickies in a regional skills challenge.

Construction students Jordan King and Stephen Urwin won first and second place in the North East Inter-Colleges Bricklaying Competition, held at New College Durham.

The contest involved students from four colleges who were tasked with a complex bricklaying challenge which had to be completed in five hours.

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Construction super campus phoenix rises from the ashes in The Smoke

The University of Wolverhampton celebrated its investment of £100 million in a construction super campus at a prestigious event at the House of Lords in London.

The investment is part of the University’s ‘Our Vision – Your Opportunity’ £250 million ambitious project to invest in world class education and training in support of economic growth in the region. The regeneration of the former Springfield Brewery in Wolverhampton has brought together businesses and the education sector with the aim of creating jobs and providing technical and professional experts required by the industry.

Read more: Construction super campus phoenix rises from the ashes in The Smoke

Bull Products to exhibit at FIREX International 2017

Bull Products, a manufacturer of fire protection equipment, is preparing to showcase a range of innovative products at FIREX International – an annual event that connects the global fire and security markets.

Taking place from 20-22 June at Excel London, Bull will be exhibiting at stand F80, and will be showcasing its Cygnus Wireless Alarm System – a major innovation in wireless emergency fire alarms for construction sites. 

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New dolly lightens the load thanks to Olympia Tools

Moving heavy and bulky items is set to a get a whole ‘load' easier thanks to Olympia Tools. 

In line with its commitment to offering products which help to simplify and expedite common trade and DIY tasks, the leading distributor of hand tools and workwear has extended its already comprehensive range with a new transport dolly.

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New construction training partnership builds a better future

The launch of a brand new partnership between Tyne Metropolitan College and FIS Skills (the specialist skills delivery arm of Finishes & Interiors Sector Ltd) was supported by Mary Glindon MP at a recent open event at the College’s specialist construction campus, TMC, in Benton. The collaboration illustrates a joint commitment to plugging sizeable construction industry skills gaps. 

According to the latest Construction Skills Network report , construction output is expected to grow by 1.7% over the next five years, with 179,000 jobs to be created.

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Embrace the change - Mick George launch new website

We live in an evolving world that is encapsulated by the technology that surrounds each and every one of us daily. Like it, or loathe it, there’s no getting away from it. The ability to access online content has changed the way we live, with research indicating that the average adult spends up to 9 hours a day crawling the internet, a period longer than most people sleep per day.

Commercially, this is music to the ears of savvy business operators who embrace the advancements. It allows organisations yet another channel to connect with a greater audience, but also provides an opportunity to do so, in a much more dynamic and targeted way than ever before.

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Lighthouse Construction charity launch mental health initiative

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and the Considerate Constructors Scheme have launched a new initiative to help support the mental health agenda in the construction industry. 

Considerate Constructors Scheme registered sites, companies and suppliers can now provide their workforce with handy wallet-sized Construction Industry Helpline cards, as well as displaying posters to advertise the services.

Read more: Lighthouse Construction charity launch mental health initiative