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STRENGTH AND FLEX FROM BAL

BAL have lent their support to part-time tiler and strongman Steven Stevens. 26 year-old Steven from Blackpool is currently preparing for the Monsters Ball Strongman Competition in August. He will compete in iconic strongman events such as the Atlas Stones, Log Lift and Tyre Flips against strongmen from across the UK. Steven, who is also living […]

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SO WHO ARE THE REAL COWBOYS?

The crimes of cowboy builders are well publicised. However the latest study from trades insurer AXA, in an interesting alternative take on this theme, finds that rogue traders may well be out-numbered by rogue customers. Customers having a cavalier attitude towards tradesmen’s safety and wellbeing is common, as are attempts to belittle their expertise, and the worst behaviour would […]

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Awards, Featured, General

NORCROS WINS TTA BEST ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE – FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING!

Norcros Adhesives has cemented its reputation as the leading environmental manufacturer in our industry. It has for the second year running won the TTA Award for Best Environmental Initiative. This comes following a year in which the company has broadened its efforts to eliminate negative environmental impacts of its business. During 2016 the company launched […]

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MINTEL HIGHLIGHTS PRICE RISE CONCERNS

While the outcome of Brexit may be uncertain, Mintel’s flagship British Lifestyles report reveals that consumers are braced for an expensive future ahead. Over four in five (83%) Brits are currently concerned about seeing price rises on goods and services, with 59% worried about the mounting cost of groceries, 35% worried about the climbing cost […]

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