Fencing News Blog

IN THE HOTSEAT

GEORGE CORRIE Married/Children? Not Married, No Children Position/Company: Managing Director of Suffolk Timber Products Previous Employment: Working in retail What do you consider the main issues affecting the fencing and landscaping industry? At the moment coronavirus! What’s been your best idea? Business related – Setting up our timber mill, it has given us so much […]Read More

BSW GROUP ACQUIRED BY ENDLESS LLP

Forestry and sawmilling business BSW Group has been acquired by private equity firm Endless LLP as part of a multi-level growth plan for the company. The market-leading sawmiller, which employs over 1,200 people and turns over £350 million annually, has previously expanded the business and integrated its supply chain through acquisitions such as Tilhill Forestry, […]Read More

FR JONES AND SPA POWER MACHINERY FORM PARTNERSHIP

FR Jones and Son have confirmed a partnership with SPA Power Machinery which will see them become an official dealership of the machinery brands Easy Petrol Post Driver, and Westermann Radialbesen. The two family run businesses kick started their partnership in February 2020. They have machines on display in their showrooms, demonstrations available on site […]Read More

MAKITA’S GIFT FOR GARDENERS

Makita UK has launched its biggest ever cordless garden machinery promotion, offering end users the opportunity to claim a free battery or garden tool gift, with the purchase of selected RT, RTX, or PG2, single or twin 18V garden machine products. The garden promotion, launched by leading tool manufacturer, Makita UK, entitles end users to […]Read More

CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Lawsons Holdings Limited’s has announced the recent completion of the acquisition of AVS Group Holdings Limited. AVS trades through its subsidiary company AVS Fencing Supplies Limited. The turnover of the combined group will be close to £125m with 565 employees and operates from 27 branches across the South East of England. The acquisition of AVS […]Read More

UP THE GARDEN PATH

Louise Tomlin takes a look at garden related topics.This time she’s been checking out a ‘miraculous’ garden in Dubai… I’ve been fortunate to visit Asia and the United Arab Emirates again over this last winter. Although in light of the recent scares over the spread of the Coronavirus, some may say are you sure you […]Read More

INSTARMAC APPOINTS NEW MD

Mark Shorrock has been appointed as the MD at Instarmac, specialists in the manufacture and distribution of cement and bitumen based products to world markets for over 40 years. Mark has extensive experience within the construction and manufacturing industry having served as Managing Director for Parex UK for the past 13 years. Prior to that […]Read More

GRIPPLE’S NEW DIRECTOR TO DRIVE PEOPLE AGENDA

Katrina Ritchie, who has spent most of her 20 years with Gripple, embedding the ‘Gripple Spirit’ in staff at the Sheffield-based employee-owned manufacturer of the world-beating wire joiner, has been appointed the company’s first female director. Furthermore, Katrina has been invited to join a wide-ranging government commission and also a nationwide manufacturing judging panel. As […]Read More

MAKING THE MOST OF WOOD TO HELP TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been ruled illegal by the Court of Appeal because they do not take into account the UK’s climate change commitments. In the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change the UK pledged to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050. Last year, Parliament voted to make this pledge […]Read More

STENNER EXPAND PITLESS BAND RESAW MODELS

DALTONSWADKIN PROVIDE TRIPLE CHOICE Stenner resaw ST Range distributors for UK and Ireland DaltonsWadkin are now able to offer the popular ‘pitless’ ST100R model in three distinct versions, the ST100RB, 100R and 100RS. UK based and world renowned manufacturers Stenner have designed the new versions in order to increase the scope provided by the already […]Read More