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Great response to local industrial supplies product catalogue

Local Industrial Supplies, the website that is backed by the THS Tools Group, has had a great response from engineers and contractors since it was launched just over three months ago.

The website is backed by a new product catalogue, which features 2,000 branded hand and power tools, with 19 dedicated sections, including Maintenance & Consumables and PPE & Workwear. 

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Institute of Groundsmanship celebrates 80th anniversary

A large group of Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) staff, Board members, Life Members and winners of the Lifetime Achievement Awards have celebrated the IOG’s 80 Anniversary.  

Eton College generously hosted the event and provided a fitting backdrop as it was the workplace of head groundsman WH Bowles - one of the founding members of the National Association of Groundsmen in 1934, which became the Institute of Groundsmanship in 1969.

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NASC launch TG20:13 eGuide Android App

The NASC has launched a Google Android App version of its TG20:13eGuide, which will provide a mobile, digital good practice guide for tube and fitting scaffolding.

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Construction Summit to help fuel economic growth

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first Greater Manchester Construction Summit this summer to assess the current state of the industry and its importance for the region’s economy. 

Estimated to be the largest event of its kind outside of London, the Summit will include a keynote speech from Peter Hansford, Chief Construction Adviser to the Government, as well as panel discussions from the UK’s leading experts on key areas impacting the construction industry. Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council and James Wates, Chairman of the Construction Industry Training Board, are also confirmed to speak.

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Construction companies urged to link up with universities and colleges

A construction expert at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen has cited a missed opportunity in the sector, with companies failing to plan for the future during the economic downturn, and is urging innovative action to address the issue.

Rob Leslie, a course leader at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Robert Gordon University (RGU) and a former Chair of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) in Scotland, believes that businesses are now panicking as the industry’s skills shortage starts to bite with a large percentage of the workforce rapidly approaching retirement age and fewer graduates coming through from universities and colleges.

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