Monthly Archives: December 2011

Working with Seddon Property Services

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 19-12-2011

We look forward to working with Seddon Property Services who have just appointed us as one of their principle suppliers for a new four-year contract with Warwickshire Council. We’ll be supplying the teams from Seddon with everything they need to carry out planned and reactive maintenance for schools and public buildings throughout Warwickshire.

We think that the role of the merchant has changed within the supply chain and as a result we’re developing new ways of working to add value for contractors. For more information click here.

Deal or no deal?

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News, Products & Services | Posted on 14-12-2011

The launch of the much-anticipated Green Deal is moving ever closer. Under it, authorised companies can install a wide range of energy saving measures, with the costs covered through savings in energy bills, created by a more energy efficient home. The scheme hopes to achieve mass uptake of energy efficiency improvements for homes and businesses and it offers you a great opportunity to expand your business.

Want to find out more? For information on how to become an authorized installer or advisor visit our Greenworks Training Academy website to read the full article on the Green Deal. You will also find information about training courses on the website and be able to download product literature!

Yorkshire branches raise the roof for childrens’ charity

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community, Events | Posted on 12-12-2011

We all like a good knees-up but when staff from our 12 North Yorkshire Branches got together for the annual Jewson Area Awards night, they also managed to raise an impressive £1,148 for our ‘Together’ charity Barnardo’s.

More than 120 staff and their partners from our Whitby, Scarborough, Pickering, Malton, Bridlington, Driffield, York, Thirsk, Northallerton, Ripon, Harrogate and Wetherby branches took to the dance floor at the event, which was held at the Flamingoland Theme Park and Zoo. Everyone certainly enjoyed the entertainment from stand up comedian Bobby Bender, while Scarborough-based punk cover band, Snatch, kept everyone rocking till late.

The Area Awards, which were presented by Area Director Martin Coates, are a great chance to say thank you to everyone for their hard work over the last 12 months.

Sustainability Day in Tunbridge Wells

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events, Sustainability | Posted on 09-12-2011

We held our last sustainability day of 2011 at our Tunbridge Wells branch on the 30th of November. The event was well attended with over 90 trade professionals joining us to learn more about sustainable building practices and products plus the latest on the Green Deal. Check out our film to see how the day went…

Jewson’s charity gala dinner is a thundering success!

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community, Events | Posted on 08-12-2011

Over 500 of our staff, customers and suppliers came together on the 24th November for a Winter Gala Dinner to celebrate Jewson’s landmark 175th anniversary. Not only that, but with the help of a few famous faces, we managed to raise £35,000 for our ‘together’ charity partner Barnardo’s!

It was a fantastic night and great to see so many of you there celebrating with us. Gloucester Rugby supported the event with Head Coach Bryan Redpath and players Mike Tindall and Luke Narraway attending on the night. During the evening the group helped us to raise funds for Barnardo’s by auctioning off exclusive prizes donated by Gloucester Rugby.

Our thanks go to everyone for their wonderful generosity on the night and to those who have donated throughout this year. We have raised over £140,000 to date since the partnership started in May!

Revolutionise the way you work with Screw-Tite

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 01-12-2011

We’ve got some great new screw kits in stock from Screw-Tite. At just £24.95 for a 1340 piece trade case, they’re a real steal – particularly when you take into account just how high quality they are.

The Screw-Tite’s Tri-Lock TS threadform incorporates a single and twin thread on the screw ensuring an efficient fix with a high pullout retention meaning you can use them in lots of different applications. Here’s a great little demo from Screw-Tite on what makes them so special.

Now you’re convinced, pop down to your local Jewson branch today and grab yourself a kit!