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DIY SOS BBC Children in Need special comes to Caswell Bay, Swansea @bbccin

The BBC One programme will feature a Swansea based charity, supported by BBC Children in Need, which offers disabled children and young people the opportunity to learn how to surf

DIY SOS, BBC One’s popular property renovation show, will head to Caswell Bay in September to take on a one of a kind build that will benefit a local charity, Surfability UK. DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC Children in Need Special (working title) will see Nick Knowles, with his trusty team including Mark, Chris, Jules, Billy and designer Gabrielle Blackman, build a new centre and convert Surfability UK’s current base – a dilapidated out of use bus stop shelter – into a state of the art eco-friendly surf centre.

Kent Construction Expo moves to 11th February 2021 due to Covid-19 @KentConExpo

Revolution Events and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce confirm postponement of the South East’s leading construction event

With minor outbreaks of Covid-19 still occurring around the UK and no clear scientific guidance on business conference & exhibitions, Revolution Events and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce have pro-actively decided to postpone this year’s Kent Construction Expo to Thursday 11th February 2021.

Pintsch Bubenzer Electric Wheel Brake for Cranes @PintschBubenzer

Pintsch Bubenzer has launched a new, environmentally friendly electric wheel brake—the BRBe—for electric overhead traveling (EOT) cranes at ports and steel mills, and other heavy duty applications.

The BRBe is currently available for cranes with wheels from 500mm (19.68 in.) to 1,000mm (39.37 in.) diameter and wheel flange widths from 160mm (6.29 in.) to 254mm (10 in.). It is also suited to paper mill logging cranes, mobile / harbor cranes, steel mill outside service cranes, stacker and bulk storage cranes.

New market research from GROHE reveals British showering behaviours and consumer attitudes towards their bathroom @GroheUK

• New GROHE study reveals valuable consumer insights designed to support retailers, designers, and installers
• One in three want to replace their old shower with a modern shower system
• 43% of participants surveyed believe a bathroom should be for wellbeing, relaxation, and recovery with 54% desiring a large rainfall shower head that would give full shoulder to
shoulder coverage
• Most consumers depend on the knowledge of industry professionals to provide guidance and advice when purchasing a new shower; 60% would seek information from manufacturers
online, 43% would ask for advice from an installer or plumber with a further 75% seeking a explorare & GROHE, showering survey, June 2020; Germany, UK, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Russia, Egypt; total of 3,500 interviewees professional to carry out the installation and 46% would visit a showroom and 38% would visit a DIY store.

Bristol builder scoops £14,000 Rolex watch @BOTB_Dreamcars

A Bristol builder is the talk of the construction site after scooping a £14,000 Rolex watch through luxury lifestyle competition BOTB.

John Boulton, 40, was hard at work when BOTB presenter Christian Williams video called him to tell him he’d won a brand-new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, worn by the likes of Mark Wahlberg and Conor McGregor, worth a cool five figures.

IDEAL BOILERS CELEBRATES WEST BROM PROMOTION WITH EXCLUSIVE KIT GIVEAWAY @IdealBoilers

Ideal Boilers, principal partner of West Bromwich Albion FC, is celebrating the club’s promotion to the Premier League with a social media campaign designed to engage homeowners and boost brand loyalty.

Fans have been celebrating since West Brom secured a landmark victory on Wednesday, in a dramatic conclusion to the Championship.

West Midlands family business celebrates three-year anniversary

Staffordshire-based handrail and balustrade specialists SMART Balustrades is celebrating reaching three years in business and a strong pipeline of work – despite the current economic climate.

Set up by brothers David and Jonathan Hough in 2017, the family business specialises in the fitting and manufacturing of bespoke glass and stainless-steel balustrades, handrails and Juliet balconies, for the commercial and residential sectors.

ROYTHORNES AND LK2 COLLABORATE TO OFFER 360 PLANNING SUPPORT @roythornes @lk2_consultants.

PLANNING specialists Roythornes Solicitors and The LK2 Group have collaborated to offer a more joined-up approach between traditionally distanced design and legal planning teams, supporting both sectors as they emerge from lockdown to consolidate the provision of professional services that should be bolstered by the Government’s recently outlined proposed strategy of “build, build, build”.

MKM Appoints New CEO @mkmbs

It is with great delight that MKM have appointed Kate Tinsley as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Kate has worked in the construction sector for over 20 years, with her most recent role being that of Divisional Managing Director of Ibstock Clay.  Kate was also on the Ibstock Plc board.  Prior to this, Kate was with the Grafton Group for 7 years where she held senior finance and operational roles, most notably that of CEO of the Buildbase group of companies. Kate is also a Non-Executive Director of the FA.