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Enhancing your online experience

Michelmersh marks the start of 2018 with further innovation in the form of its newly released contemporary website. This significant upgrade has improved the layout, design and functionality of www.mbhplc.co.uk for an ever-increasing customer base. The fresh interface follows an intuitive composition which can allow visitors to seamlessly explore the site to reach their desired page. The site also features updated download areas for the news, gallery, technical and BIM (Building Information Modelling) sections.

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New year, new ranges from Rainclear

Rainclear, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems, has always offered help with take-offs from architect drawings, ensuring customers receive all the right components with the right capacity for their home and level of rainfall in their location. 

Rainclear’s friendly, knowledgeable team have always been there to help with technical advice or sourcing bespoke items or colours for customers’ projects.

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Mobile Mini receives a gold FORS standard for the fifth year running

A leading hirer of secure storage containers and portable site accommodation has successfully achieved a gold level transport award for the fifth consecutive year.

Following an assessment at its London branch, Mobile Mini was awarded the accreditation for its growing fleet of HGV delivery vehicles, in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), an initiative operated by Transport for London.

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Markham & George Property Limited

Firmly established in the housing and construction industry in their own rights, East Anglia based construction supplier, Mick George Ltd, and housebuilder, Campbell Buchanan, are about to embark on an exciting new venture with the launch of Markham & George Property Limited.

The brand new, separate trading company further signals both businesses’ intent to continue their progressive growth within their respective industries.

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1,000 workers protected with Bull’s alarm system

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has recently protected 1,000 construction workers during the development of a £440 million shopping centre, thanks to its renowned Cygnus alarm system.

The Westgate Oxford shopping centre, which was completed in October 2017, comprises of prestigious global brands, restaurants, cafés and a cinema. During the two-year project, Bull Products supplied 400 of its Cygnus alarm systems which were fitted across 125 stores.

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Tilbury Port earthworks by Mick George Ltd

In Spring last year, plans were formulated for a major expansion at the Port of Tilbury, that will contribute towards the port’s growth strategy.

The site is already one of the largest in the UK, providing distribution and handling services, for a wide range of cargoes, specialising in paper and forest products, containers, construction and building materials, as well as grain and bulk commodities. 

Its strategic location makes it the natural point of distribution, with 18 million people living within 75 miles of the site.

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Newly formed APPG launches inquiry into workplace falls from height.

The newly formed APPG for Working at Height, chaired by Glasgow Central MP Alison Thewliss and supported by PASMA, launched its first inquiry into the numbers of serious injuries and fatalities which occur as a result of a fall from height.

Over 30 industry stakeholders attended the launch on the 12th December, and along with MPs Kevin Foster and Alison Thewliss, took part in a wide ranging discussion about the key issues and the scope for the inquiry. 

The inquiry will be open for evidence submissions from interested stakeholders until February 6th 2018. The APPG will consider evidence and develop a report and recommendations on how the frequency of serious injuries and fatalities can be reduced.

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SME owners in construction sector to miss festive celebrations due to work demands

Almost a quarter (23%) of UK small business owners in the construction sector will miss Christmas celebrations this year due to business and work load commitments, according to new research from Ultimate Finance that is shining a spotlight on the personal strains that British SMEs are under.

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Skating on thin ice

A 20 year wait to build a new ice rink on the edge of Cambridge is finally over.

The scheme on the Newmarket Road, Park and Ride site owned by Marshall Group Properties, has been able to progress, courtesy of a £1.85million loan to Cambridge Leisure and Ice Centre (CLIC) from the South Cambridgeshire District Council.

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Firm expands coverage by appointment of experienced senior relationship manager

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has bolstered its presence in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire by appointing a new Senior Relationship Manager in the regions.

John Horne has joined the firm and will be responsible for developing new customer relationships and building upon existing ones to arrange asset finance funding.

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University scoops award for professional practice course

The University of Wolverhampton has scooped an award for its innovative approach to providing courses tailored specifically for business.

The Architecture and Built Environment team won an award in the Quality Initiative category at EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C (HPC) first Excellence Awards held in Bridgwater, Somerset, recently. EDF Energy is building the first new nuclear power station in the UK. 

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