The Kent Event Centre welcomes Construction Expo back on Thursday October 5th 2017 @ConstructExpo

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The Kent Event Centre welcomes Construction Expo back on Thursday October 5th 2017. Run by the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce it brings together construction professionals from the South East and across the UK, combining a free to attend exhibition, conference and large demonstration areas.

2016 saw over 3,000 delegates and more than 200 exhibitors including some of the UK’s largest contractors. Plans for 2017 will make it the biggest and best event yet.

Aluprof’s New London Office @Aluprof_UK

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To deal with a growing number of facade specifications calling for Aluprof’s high performance architectural aluminium systems, the company has recently opened a London office.  Based at the Business Design Centre in Islington, the location is ideal to offer advice to architects across the city and the South East.  Staffed by two full time architectural advisors, the office also offers a ‘drop-in’ centre for specification advice and support.



Leading workplace consultant, Saracen Interiors has completed a fast-track fit out project for Royal Jordanian at the flag carrier airline’s new UK head office address at Vantage West in Brentford.

Work was finished within two weeks and consisted of the installation of glass partitioning, to create meeting rooms and to modernise the space, and alterations to power and data, including additional floor boxes. Saracen Move Management handled the move to the new offices, ensuring a seamless handover for the airline with minimum disruption.

Ridgeons Celebrates Suppliers At 10th Anniversary Awards @RIDGEONS

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Ridgeons Celebrates Suppliers At 10th Anniversary Awards

Ridgeons, the East of England’s largest independent Timber and Builders Merchants, held their 10th Annual Supplier of the Year Awards at Quy Mill in Cambridge. The Awards celebrate the commitment and service each of the suppliers offer the business and were attended by Ridgeons Chief Executive, Ian Northen and Head of Operations, Richard Gray as well as key Ridgeons staff and winning suppliers.

Award categories included Hardware and Decorating, Heavyside, Lightside, Timber and Sheets, Supplier Sales Representative of the Year, Commercial Team and Overall Supplier of the Year. Winners are listed below.

Bob Butler, Head of Purchasing commented: “At Ridgeons the quality of products we offer our customers and the high level of service we are able to give is predominantly down to the suppliers we work with. It is fantastic to be able to thank the people we work with by doing these annual awards. Everyone at Ridgeons would like to congratulate the winners and we look forward to many more successful years of working together.”

Rudridge employees set to cycle in memory of colleague @Rudridge

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Two Rudridge employees are gearing up for the challenge of a lifetime to raise cash in memory of a much-missed colleague.

Paul Duke and Peter Burrell, from the civil and engineering groundwork specialists, will cycle from Paris to Geneva this September to raise money for the Stroke Association.

Their route, which covers over 320 miles, will include hairpin bends and punishing climbs, including the 1,323m Col de la Faucille ascent which has regularly featured in the Tour de France.  The five day tour will take in Paris, Sens, Semur-en Auxois, Dijon, Lons-le-saunier finishing in Geneva where the pair hope to celebrate with a pint by the lake.

Festool teams up with charity to promote healthy working environments for UK tradespeople @Festool_GB


Festool, the leading supplier of high-end power tools and accessories, has teamed up with the British Lung Foundation (BLF) to provide top quality cycling tops as a fundraising initiative.

With carpenters four times more likely to contract asthma compared to other workers, Festool have previously promoted the importance of safer dust-free working conditions with the help of the BLF at last year’s W16 exhibition. Hundreds of tradespeople visited the Festool stand for a free drop-in lung health test, with some medical referrals being made for hospitals to check on possible health issues, with potential ongoing treatment.      

Klober sponsors UK Roofing Awards Klober Ltd @KloberLtd ‏

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Klober will be among the sponsors of the 2017 UK Roofing Awards which are taking place on Friday 119th May at London’s  Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge. The event recognises exceptional standards of workmanship within the industry and covers the full spectrum of 14 roofing disciplines. Hosted by the NFRC, criteria assessed by the judging panel include each project’s degree of difficulty, workmanship, aesthetics, problem-solving, health & safety and environmental qualities.



With more than 90 years’ experience as creators of individual, hand-crafted brushes that have become renowned for timeless, professional quality, look no further than Purdy paint brushes to fulfil any decorating needs.

Perfect for applying woodcare products including oil based varnishes, lacquers, shellacs and urethanes, and with both flat and angular brush styles available, the Syntox™ range includes two unique brushes to provide a mirror like finish. The Syntox name stands for ‘Synthetic Ox’ hair, and has been designed to replicate, and in many ways improve, on the finish of the more traditional Ox hair brushes. Benefits to using Syntox include improved brush longevity, a smoother finish, easier to clean filaments with improved brush control.

An update to European glove Standards marks industry improvement @ArcoSafety


Following an update in February 2017 to BS EN ISO 374:2003, the European standard for protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms, the UK’s leading safety expert, Arco, has created a free expert guide which provides a summary of the changes, available for customers to download online.

The most significant changes to the revised EN374 series of standards relate to the terminology and performance requirements for chemical risks, specifically a new classification system. Moving forward, gloves will be classified as Type A, Type B or Type C, depending on their chemical permeation performance.