BHETA to hold Meet the Buyer Day with Wilko

THE British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is to host another of its Meet The Buyer retail networking days with Wilko, the home and hardware retailer which now has over 400, mostly high street, stores in the UK.

The event which will include the whole Wilko buying team will take place on 13 November in the Shelley Suite, Best Western West Retford Hall, North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire.

Bosch Professional FlexiClick 12V – now with brushless motor

BOSCH Professional has boosted the power of its popular FlexiClick 12V cordless drill driver system by adding a brushless motor. The resulting Bosch GSR 12V-35 FC Professional Drill Driver is faster, stronger, more efficient and longer lasting, as well as maintenance-free.

With its upgraded specification, short length, low weight and range of adapters, this tool promises even greater effectiveness in a diversity of high-precision tasks – especially in tight spaces and hard-to-reach situations.

Nixon Hire champions carbon-saving Solar Pod

NATIONAL hire company, Nixon Hire have announced that in just four weeks, over 129 tonnes of carbon emissions have been saved on a single customer's site as a result of using their popular Solar Pod product.

The Solar Pods were selected to power a large site up due to their provision of a sustainable power source without the needs for a mains supply or a separate generator. 

The site configuration saw 30 Nixon Hire sleeper cabins, otherwise known as Snoozepods, powered by nine solar pods.  

The future of construction under the microscope at UK Construction Week 2019

AN eclectic, forward thinking crowd of 34,327 construction professionals attended UK Construction Week on 8-10 October. There was a particular swell in visitors keen to learn about future technologies and how they could be applied to their businesses.

The future of construction and how it is driving change was a major focus at this year’s event and it was clearly a driver to bring the crowds to the show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Hirebase's “Two-wheel challenge” raises over £17k for cancer research

ALMOST 50 people from Hirebase and Buildbase branches covered more than 1,000 miles for the companies’ chosen charity Cancer Research UK (CRUK).

The Hirebase “Two-wheel challenge” allowed teams of staff to choose any two-wheeled vehicle to complete 17 stages between Hirebase’s mostly northerly branch in Shetland to its most southerly in Exmouth.

By the time the final stage was completed, the intrepid fundraisers had raised £17,595 for CRUK’s work with prostate cancer.

The Executive Hire Show 2020 kicks off to a great start

THE tool, equipment and compact plant hire industry continues to go from strength to strength following reports from the organisers of the Executive Hire Show 2020 (5 - 6 February Ricoh Arena, Coventry).

During the annual exhibitor ‘kick-off’ meeting at the show’s established home at the Ricoh Arena, which took place on 10 October, the team reported that an impressive 142 exhibitors had already signed up for the 2020 Show and the event is already 87% sold.

MSM's new product line-up for Showman's Show

MORRIS Site Machinery is shining a light on its largest range of eco lighting towers at this year’s Showman’s Show, in line with the growing demand for ‘green’ machinery solutions. This year it will also be revealing some exciting new products, perfect for the events sector.

Making their Showman’s Show debut will be the SMC TL60 Solar Trolley, the SMC TL90 Evolve, the SMC SL60 Link and the Hilta Hyperwash. 

Concern grows at construction issues in the Queen's Speech

NEW legislation regarding the implementation of building safety standards needs to be underpinned by a mandatory licensing scheme for all UK construction companies, said the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the Queen’s speech yesterday (Monday 14 October) as part of the State Opening of Parliament ceremony.

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