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Project1_Layout 1 07/05/MA Zink COMPANY NEWS 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk Ridgeons Newmarket to invest in new £100K timber warehouse Willmott Dixon continues to raise awareness of mental health issues in the UK construction sector by introducing an informative ‘Z-Card’. To support the on-going ‘All Safe Minds’ initiative, all operatives across Willmott Dixon project sites nationwide receive an initial introductory presentation on mental health. The Z-Cards are being issued to all attendees, providing reference to a number of mental health resources. In 2017, Willmott Dixon released an infographic, which revealed some ‘disturbing’ statistics relating to issues affecting certain male groups working in construction across the UK. The statistics highlighted the problem that, in general men don’t find it easy to talk about mental health problems. Willmott Dixon says it has resolved to do all it can to encourage the conversation. The new business card-sized aide has been designed to fit easily into a pocket or wallet, offering a subtle source of reference for anyone who feels they might need some help or just the chance to chat. Mark French, head of health, safety and environment for Willmott Dixon Group, said: “Since the launch of our All Safe Minds initiative in 2017, momentum has been building around the issue of mental health in our industry. Our long-term aim is to completely quash the notion that talking about your problems is a weakness, and for it to become a natural mind-set for men to seek help if they become overwhelmed by their own personal situation.” Mark continued: “The Z-Card will be handed out across our business – both internally and externally. The logo and ethos is already commonplace across Willmott Dixon sites, and throughout 2018, we will continue to roll it out to a wider construction audience until All Safe Minds becomes ingrained into our everyday culture.” For more information and a list of support services, visit www. willmottdixon.co.uk and search All Safe Minds or use the hashtag #AllSafeMinds. 010 RCH 2018 RCIMAG.COM Copper Stainless Ridgeons’ branch in Newmarket, Suffolk is to build a new timber storage facility costing £100,000. The investment will make the branch the only timber and builders’ merchant in and around Newmarket to offer a display house containing treated carcassing. Construction of the storage facility will begin in April and will open this summer. With this addition to the branch, Ridgeons Newmarket will be able to stock a wider range of carcassing, and the undercover protection will reduce weathering of products. Karli Millard, branch manager, said: “We are making this investment as a result of feedback from our customers. As an independent, customer-focused timber and builders’ merchant, we’ve responded to the changing requirements in the local market. We look forward to introducing both existing and new customers to the timber facility in a few months’ time.” In addition to the new timber storage, the branch is currently improving its bathroom and kitchen showroom, with the addition of Masterclass Kitchens, alongside other products from Milano and Symphony. A further upgrade at the branch will be an extended landscape and gardening range, launching in April. Alongside these changes, the branch continues to support local community projects, including the recent BBC DIY SOS project in Mildenhall, as well as donations of gardening materials to Houldsworth Valley Primary School. Local radio station, Zack FM, is also benefitting from building materials donated by Ridgeons Newmarket, which will be used for the construction of its new studio. Karli Millard, branch manager of Ridgeons Newmarket New ‘Z-Card’ to provide discreet mental health support Following on from a ‘recordbreaking’ year in sales, Russell Roof Tiles is sponsoring this year’s Planning Awards. Taking place on June 6, 2018, at the Savoy Place in London, the Planning Awards recognises excellence within professional planning work, as well as related placemaking and economic development activity. Russell Roof Tiles, which is the first manufacturer to have ever sponsored the award, has seen considerable growth within the planning and social housing sector over the past year, and believes the sponsorship will help both support and strengthen the Russell Roof Tiles’ relationships within the industry. With 25 categories available to enter, Russell Roof Tiles will be sponsoring the Planning for Increased Housing Delivery award. Andrew Hayward, managing director at Russell Roof Tiles, said: “We have enjoyed a fantastic year of growth at the company, especially within the planning and social housing sector, and we want to continue this success and build on our business partnerships in 2018. “The Planning Awards is one of the prestigious events within the planning industry and welcomes entries and attendees from all over the UK. “We are proud to be a vital part of the event, and we’re looking forward to tightening our relationships within the sector, and raising awareness of the brand even further.” Russells plans for successful sponsorship


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