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    Anglian completes purchase of Everest order book, brand and assets

    The final act in the demise of Everest drew to a close today with the announcement that Anglian Home Improvements has completed the purchase of its defunct former retail rival’s brand, intellectual property and...

    Eight-year ban for director linked to £500,000 unpaid cold-call fine

    The director of a firm that was liquidated with an unpaid £500,000 fine for making 200million nuisance cold-calls has been given an eight-year ban from running a company. Duncan Paul, 51, of Glenorchard Road, Balmore,...

    Defunct Alucraft had £7.7m trade debts

    Alucraft Systems, the £18.6milion sales architectural glazing fabricator and installer which went into administration in March, owed over £7.7million to the supply chain, according to documents posted with Companies House. The company, based in Tamworth,...

    Retrofit Action Weeks starts in W. Midlands

    This coming weekend sees the start of Retrofit Action Week, West Midlands, bringing together businesses, councils, and community groups for a week of engagement focused on domestic property retrofit led by Low Carbon Homes,  Events...

    Ali on the up despite rising costs – CPA

    Compiled in conjunction with the CPA (the Construction Products Association) is completed alongside the Spring 2024 edition of the CPA’s Construction Industry Forecast. Aluminium companies saw a return to growth in Q1 with further growth...

    ‘No manufacturing closures’ pledge as Quanex buys Tyman

    Quanex, owner of Edgetech and Liniar in the UK, has announced the acquisition of rival Tyman plc, owner of Era, Zoo Hardware and Access 360, for around £788million ($1.1billion). The buyer said in a statement...

    Jobs ‘matchmaker’ gathers pace with GGF and Fensa

    The GGF and Fensa have been encouraged by the take-up of their online jobs board initiative, with at least 40 applicants looking for career opportunities via the resource. GGF head of advocacy & stakeholder relations...

    Manifesto calls for dedicated Housing Cabinet Minister

    A call for a dedicated Cabinet Minister for housing has come from the Federation of Master Builders to tackle the growing shortfall in home building and retrofitting. The plea comes in the organisation’s new General...

    Argla in administration

    Glazing and façade manufacturer/installer Architectural Glass and Aluminium Ltd (Argla) of Murton, Co Durham has called in the administrators. “The business has recently suffered unanticipated losses on a large contract, as well as dealing with...

    Federated (formerly Rea Metal Windows Ltd) in liquidation after 118 years

    Federated Windows & Doors Ltd, formerly Rea Metal Windows Ltd, has been placed in creditors voluntary liquidation. Joint liquidators Alan Fallows and Allan Cadman were appointed last week for the Liverpool-based Steel Window Association member...