Category: Supplier news

100 years of Draper Tools

Troy UK are proud to have a strong and long-standing relationship with Draper Tools who are proudly celebrating their centenary in 2019! 

Established in 1919 by Bert Draper, the business was originally known as B. Draper & Son Limited. Today, the company is still family owned and run by the third and fourth generation of the Draper family.





Draper continues to offer Troy members a wide choice of quality hand and power tools for a variety of trades and tasks. To date, the entire Draper range includes over 11,000 products lines, all designed to meet customer demands.
At 100 years old, Draper remains as committed to growth and improvement as ever. Thanks to continued investment and innovation, the business has a lot to be proud of, including its consistent 100% on time success rate for orders and a 5-Star excellent rating on Trustpilot.

While the company’s offering has evolved and expanded, its dedication to quality and customer service has remained a constant priority. Speaking about the centenary year, Chairman of Draper Tools, John Draper, remarked: “We are proud to have reached this important milestone in our company history and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us get here, especially the Troy members. Although we have grown a lot over the last century, we still like to think of ourselves as a no-nonsense, customer-focused tool supplier. Quality and reliability are still very much at the heart of the business and this will continue as we progress and grow into 2020 and beyond.”

Looking to the future, Draper has plenty in store and is pleased to announce its latest national advertising campaign: Job Done. Firmly committed to raising awareness of the brand and driving traffic to stockists, the Job Done Draper campaign will be everywhere from radio to social media, bus stops to online and in print. Look out for ‘Job Done Draper’ across 2020!


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360° View Footwear PDF from Rodo

Click the link below to view a new unique selling opportunity from Rodo (Blackrock)

Retail Footwear Price List August 2018 – with links

This PDF is available from Rodo in two versions, one with RRP’s (as above) or please contact Rodo directly to add your own selling prices.


Tel: 0161 371 6400


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5 New Product Selection Guides Now Available From Action Can

Our product selection guides are designed to give you an overview of commonly used products for a specified customer base.

Recognising quality from a trusted brand like Action. Can is easy but when picking up the right product for the job can require a bit of know-how.

We hope you will use these handy, highly visual leaflets when recommending the correct solution for your customers’.

They are ideal for use on the trade counter or placed in order boxes. Available as electronic pdf’s for use on website, in-store screens and limited printed for trade counters.

  • Visually engaging
  • Simple to use
  • A5 size: big impact, handy size
  • Suggested product uses to enhance product knowledge
  • Core product range makes stocking simple
  • Selection of 5 customer focused industries


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A versatile and easy-to-use fixing solution for a wide range of applications has been unveiled by JCS Hi-Torque Ltd.

JCS Banding is the ideal fixing solution for duct work, HVAC installations and much more, utilising a simple cut-to-size banding system.


Tom Allen, Sales & Marketing Manager at JCS Hi-Torque, said: “The big advantage of JCS Banding is its simplicity – cut the required banding length, engage one end into a connector and apply. It is easily adjusted, repositioned and reused.


“It will save installers valuable time on site as it makes the fixing process fast and simple.  No specialist tools are required, just a cutter and a socket driver.”


“JCS Banding is strong, reliable and can often be used in place of more expensive and difficult to use bracketry secured with nuts and bolts.”


The JCS Banding cut-to-size fixing system is supplied in 10m and 30m coils complete with worm-drive connectors, and is in both zinc-plated mild steel or high-strength 304 stainless steel, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. It can be purchased via a global network of distributors.



About JCS Hi-Torque

  • JCS is a specialist British manufacturer of high performance worm drive clamps with a proud history that can be traced back to 1768.
  • JCS Hi-Torque has approvals for BS EN ISO 9001, BSI Kitemark and Lloyd’s Register Type Approval.
  • JCS is a proud member of the community..
  • To find out more visit their website,


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Action Can Introduce New Product

Click on the link below to find out more about WB-90 water-based anti-spatter


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All change for Bessey and Rowland Tools

In January 2019 Mathew Hydleman acquired Rowland Tools from the previous owner Mike Thornborrow. Mathew was the MD of Gedore UK for 22 years. During this time the Bessey brand had substantially grown in the UK which as a separate brand was also always sold through Gedore UK, so to move forward and develop further it required a greater focus and more specialised distribution. Effective Jan 2nd, 2019 Rowland Tools became the UK Distributor for Bessey Clamps, together with the recent addition of the premium range of FAMAG Wood Boring Tools and the existing premium range of the Bondhus Hex Keys and Tools made in the USA.
After many years in the trade, the previous owner Mike Thornborrow retired in May 2019 having aided the introduction of the new owners. Rowland Tools now operates from a new modern Warehouse facility in Baildon West Yorkshire. The expert Sales team is complimented by Sales Director Mike Clegg (covering SE England) who also worked for Gedore UK for 19 years and Ben Clare in the North of England and Ireland who also has several years’ experience.
Rowland Tools offers Distributors Premium Brands which are manufactured by specialist Factories. The unique nature of the product ranges offers Distributors high quality focused products for professional users and an exceptional profit margin opportunity. Rowland can make ordering easy for dealers with a new fully accessible B2B online ordering facility with a livestock feed for all ranges.
Rowland Tools will continue to expand in the coming years, always offering Premium Brands with competitive prices and full support to Distributors.

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ANCO Storage Catalogue 2019 – A Catalogue That Delivers

■ Are you already a distributor of shelving and racking?
■ Perhaps your business sells tools or other equipment?
■ Would you like to expand upon your range without the burden of holding stock?

Why not join hundreds of distributors across the country and become a distributor of Anco products?
As a ‘white label’ drop ship company we arrange delivery from our warehouse to your customer, free of charge within just five days, sooner if required*
Anco is the UK’s largest Trade Only supplier of Storage Equipment, we work alongside our distributors supplying a huge range of storage equipment: ranging from shelving for the office, to warehouse racking, to small part storage and bin units plus many other variations.
With over £3 Million of stock held within our warehouse we can offer you another exciting element to your business.
Each year we publish our Storage Catalogue. This Catalogue contains over 7,000 variants of our products, alongside technical information across 156 glossy pages. This year is no exception, and now is your chance to register your interest in your very own Storage Catalogue for 2019.
You don’t have to take the catalogue to sell our products……but if you do
You have four fantastic cover options to choose from, which offer the flexibility to truly make our Catalogue your Catalogue:
■ Blank Version (Storage Catalogue)
■ Black and White Logo Overprint
■ Colour Logo Overprint (You can now even specify a background colour)
■ Fully Bespoke Colour Cover
We’d be delighted to talk you through our options in more detail and really establish your businesses needs, ahead of the creation of a Storage Catalogue perfect for your business.

When you become an Anco distributor, we become partners – Our Stock is Your Stock, Our Trade is Your Trade, Our Business is Your Business. Consequentially customer support is of primary importance to us, below are just some of the ways we can help you:
■ Dedicated Trade Support Team
■ Bespoke product flyer design, promotional support
■ Exclusive Trade Discounts
■ Free high-res imagery for use on your website
■ Free digital ‘Flipbook’ version of your Catalogue
■ Assembly instructions in both print and video format
■ Technical Manuals and Brochures
■ Exclusive ‘TradeZone’ online support hub

Want to discover more? Get in touch for a complementary welcome pack to discover more about how Anco can help your business. We’d also be delighted to talk through our Catalogue options with with you.
Call our friendly support team on 01403 785985 or e-mail us on We’d be delighted to hear from you.

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Armorgard Launch New Product TREKDROR

New Product – TREKDROR  


Secure drawer system for installing in the back of commercial vans. Ideal uses are for storing small tools and power tools neatly and securely in the vehicle.

Key benefits; Neat/organised, secured with 2x 5-Lever deadlocks, optimise van space.


Product Code

TKD1 / TKD2 / TKD3

External Dims

490x1105x300 / 980x1105x200 / 490x1105x490


44kg / 62kg / 58kg





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ATA Garryson are proud to present their range of Abrasive Belts

Converted in Leicestershire, ATA Garryson can produce belts in many materials, sizes and grits to suit both you and your customers requirements.

With thousands of different belts in stock at very competitive prices, why not enquire about yours today?

For more information or to simply place an order please contact customer services below:

+44 (0) 1530 261 145

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ATA Garryson Flexidiscs®

ATA Garryson Flexidiscs® are designed for blending and finishing on curved and contoured surfaces. 

 Follow the link below to find out more about this unique range !


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Bell Tools (Bedminster) Back Bisley

Bell Tools, Bedminster, is now a proud stockist of Bisley Workwear, one of Troy’s newest suppliers of quality PPE & workwear.  Working with Wendy Perkins, Troy’s PPE Specialist, they have installed an impressive, prime positioned, in-store BISLEY display – complete with mannequin – to showcase the new brand. 
The Troy member has gone ‘all-out’ and erected a brand-new sign at the front of the store, which will sit alongside a striking 1m x 3m ‘BISLEY WORKWEAR SOLD HERE’ banner to be emblazoned on the railings at the front of the building.
And the peddling doesn’t stop there. The staff have even been kitted out in the new Bisley attire too, to provide a further push and ensure their customers can’t fail to notice the new merchandise.  They plan to further expand their uniform soon, to include short sleeved shirts & shorts AND their customers were so impressed, they even made sales during the set-up of the stand, which is testament to their positive and committed advertising approach.
Bell Tools provide an excellent example of a business embracing in-store marketing to the full, and Troy is on hand to offer advice and assistance to members that need a fresh approach to their shop advertising and displays.

For further details or support with your own ranging, please contact Wendy Perkins, Category Manager PPE, on 07393 798 472 or email

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Bisley competition for you and your customers...

Why not drum up some interest on your social media by downloading these ready-to-use visuals and share this competition with your customers!

To enter go to:

For more information click here 

For a Facebook ready visual click here 

For a Instagram ready visual click here 

For a LinkedIn ready visual click here 

(Remember to add the link!)

Entry closes: 15th December 2019

Winner announced: 19th December 2019

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Bisley Workwear – Australian Trip Winner Announcement

Congratulations to HIGHLAND INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES, the winner of the ‘Once in Lifetime Trip to Australia for Two’ in our ‘Bisley Workwear UK Launch’ competition!

Garry Mackintosh, owner of Highland Industrial Supplies, was thrilled to be the told he was the lucky winner and is looking forward to meeting the Australian Bisley Workwear team, Scotty Cam and to soak up the sun at Australia’s most iconic beach – Bondi!

Pictured is David Gazal, owner of Bisley Workwear, drawing the winner on Friday 28th June in the Bisley Workwear Head Office in Sydney, Australia.

Thanks to all Troy Members who attended our Launch Events across the UK in May 2019 and took advantage of our Early Adopters Programme. You have helped bring Bisley Workwear to the UK and it’s proving to be a great success!

Stay tuned for more great offers and competitions coming to Troy in the coming months.

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Bisley Workwear Making Headlines!

Bisley Workwear are very excited to have secured the front cover of the new Troy News Magazine out in September!

The Troy News is an A4 quarterly magazine consisting of news, features, case studies and advertising from market-leading manufacturers and specialist suppliers of high-quality products.

As well as being all over the front cover, look out for our full page Editorial on the page.. explaining how Bisley Workwear arrived into the UK. We are also pleased to be included in the next issue of the Troy Trader.

The activity doesn’t stop there! Look out for Bisley Workwear in the next few months coming to towns near you on Advertising Billboards & Bus Media Advertising across the UK.


Follow us on social media to keep up-to-date with Bisley Workwear activity  – @bisleyworkwearglobal

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Bosch Launches New Product Range

Follow the link to view the new range – BITURBO Range Overview (002)




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Bott Develops New Ergonomic Workstation And Configurator

Bott have designed an ergonomic workstation, combining advanced design, high-quality manufacture and a flexible approach.

 The Bott Group have been developing workplace storage solutions for over 80 years, and has facilities all across Europe. Delivering high levels of service and quality, they have expertise in delivering efficient working environments for both static and in-vehicle applications.

In today’s challenging environment, businesses are introducing LEAN principles to deliver both agility and efficiency in their operations. With this in mind and as a result of in-depth research into their customer’s challenges, Bott have developed a flexible and efficient workstation, allowing for customised applications and seamless expansion for when business needs change.


Ergonomic Optimised Design.

The ergonomically designed workstation can be changed to suit varying processes, with a height adjustable frame bench as the base, integrated accessories and flexible overhead solutions. The overall depth and width are modularly expandable with tilting and swivelling options allowing users to position accessories in the most comfortable positions. The adjustable working height options also allow for seated or standing working.

Ensuring staff welfare, safety and productivity, Bott believe that investing in a professional system is key to creating the optimal operational process.


What are the benefits of a professional system?

Flexible & Adaptable

  • Versatile solutions for material provision
  • Comprehensive range of accessories
  • Re-configure to suit varying processes


Advanced Ergonomic Design

  • Custom solutions for individual applications
  • Creates comfortable & healthy work environments
  • Versatile adjustment of reaching distances


Zero Waste

  • Eliminates wasteful activities
  • Increases quality & performance
  • Reduces errors & processing times
  • Simplifies workflows and increases efficiencies


High-quality manufacture

  • Manufactured in the UK
  • 10 year ‘Built to Last’ guarantee
  • Competitive delivery

 Configure your own workstation.

 Simple and easy to use, Bott have developed a new online configurator tool, allowing customers to design a unique workstation that best suits their operational needs and activities.  

Click the links below to view more details

Ergonomic workstation Graphic

Ergonomic Workstations


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Brand New Catalogue From Guardsman

Guardsman have launched their NEW 414 page catalogue to dowload a copy click on the link below:


Alternatively, you can contact Guardsman direct to request hard copies.

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British Safety Industry Federation - Why should your business join?

As members of The British Safety Industry Federation, Troy UK sees first hand the value membership brings. By choosing to become a member of the BSIF we are recognising that health and safety is of paramount importance and want to encourage all members seeking a competitive advantage in the PPE market place to consider BSIF membership;

  • Give buyers and end users confidence in your supply chain diligence when it comes to PPE.
  • keep up to date with how to remain compliant in a changing regulatory environment.
  • Provide yourself peace of mind in an ever increasingly litigious world
  • Indicate your credibility in the PPE marketplace
  • Compete confidently as an independent distributor at a national distributor level through displaying your BSIF Safe Supplier Shield.

All Troy UK members considering selling PPE should reflect on the importance of BSIF membership for the following reasons…


Win more business
End users and businesses seeking tender fulfilment often use British Safety Industry Federation website to research and source an accredited supply chain as they know those listed are trustworthy and compliant suppliers, alleviating the need to trawl for compliant suppliers.


De-risking your business, become part of BSIF 

Particularly with overseas suppliers, you may be victim to a golden sample at first, or indeed your overseas supplier could cheapen the product to improve their margins over time. To police this is a very important job and could be time consuming and expensive to your business. Becoming a member of BSIF will take care of this for you.


Get the internal business systems in place to remain compliant when selling PPE by default through membership to the BSIF.
New legislation came about in 2016 evolving from a loose directive, outlining that responsibility lies with all ECONOMIC OPERATORS to comply with PPE supply chain standards.  The new terminology ‘ALL ECONOMIC OPERATORS’ now places responsibility for compliance throughout the entire supply chain manufacturer, wholesaler to distributor. To keep you compliant and your business away from risk, BSIF membership will provide spot checks of products and on site checks.

As part of the BSIF membership and it’s registered Safety Supplier Scheme you will get
1. To affiliate to the BSIF accreditation shield.

2. Receive an annual spot test of products

3. A BSIF Representative completing a regulatory obligations check sheet on site (usually 1.5 hours signed off by both parties)

4. Members can proudly display their Shield Logo indicating Supplier Credibility, providing another necessary tool for a smaller independent distributors to complete at a national / big business level.

5. The opportunity to put your customer facing staff on a Safe Supplier Accreditation Course which is an Ofqual level 2 publicly recognised course. 

6. Send a clear message to your customers / end users that you take safety in supply chain seriously and are a reputable sustainable partner.  


Costs to your business

  • Competitive fee structure 
  • £250 to obtain the shield of supplier credibility with the Registered Safety Supplier Scheme

£95 pp for Troy members (reduced from £110) per customer facing staff members to take safe supplier accreditation course. 

So how can I get involved?

Speak with Wendy Perkins or Sarah Revell at Troy UK to discover the value you can add to your business with a BSIF membership.

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Buckstop Dealer News June

View the latest edition of the Buckstop newsletter from BucklerBoots

Buckstop Dealer News June 2019

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BUCKZ VIZ from Buckler Boots

Buckler Boots have produced a flyer which details on there new Buckz Viz hi-viz non-metallic safety footwear range. 

Click the link below to view full details

Buckz Viz Detail Flyer_A5 ART

They also have a version that members can use themselves which has there sales contact information removed. If any members would like this version please contact


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Centurion Europe Appoint New Head of Sales

Centurion Europe, one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of DIY & Trade products including; hardware, ironmongery, gardening, plumbing and electricals has developed its sales team with the internal promotion of Leo Bryant to Head of Sales.

The promotion of Leo to Head of Sales will help the business meet growing demand for its products and services. Leo will lead a sales team dedicated to serving its current customers as well as an ever expanding customer base.

It is an exciting time for Centurion as the UK sales team they push for further growth and Centurion are confident Leo’s knowledge of managing National & Key accounts alongside a busy National sales force will ensure success.  He has a keen focus on both new business and the growth of existing customers.

Leo has worked as Area Sales Manager in the South West region for a number of years and has worked in the industry for over 30 years. Previous roles include Group National Account Manager, Head of Retail Sales and UK & Ireland Key Account Manager for market leaders such as RBUK, Eliza Tinsley, Abru and Werner.  

Leo will continue the hard work and commitment Centurion have towards offering retailers superb products and industry leading sales support and customer service.

Leo has in depth knowledge of developing bespoke ranges for retailers. From DIY Store to Builders Merchants, Leo aims to understand business needs and develop new and innovative ways to drive sales and is keen to ensure customers understand the benefits of working in partnership with Centurion.

Leo Bryant said: “Centurion are committed to building on our relationships with customers. We have great products and excellent customer relationships, building on those will be a key factor to our success in 2019”

Centurion Europe owner Paul Kantecki said: “Significant developments have been made internally as a business over the past year and Leo will play a key part in ensuring our commercial strategy meets the needs of our customers as well as the business.

We are dedicated to the best people time and resource to develop. I’m confident Leo will help both Centurion and our customers achieve growth targets in the future.

We constantly strive to provide the very best products and highest levels of service to each and every one of our customers and Leo will ensure every customer gets the sales support they need to ensure their business is successful.”

Centurion is based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire and supplies over 27,000 product lines from around the world throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and rest of the world.

For more information visit


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CENTURION EUROPE reveals a new range of Magnetic Sweepers

Centurion Europe, one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of DIY & Trade products has added an innovative range of magnetic sweepers to their product lineup in conjunction with Spectrum Industrial.

This exciting new range of magnetic sweepers is ideal for collecting ferrous metal such as screws, nails, tacks and nuts from the floors of car parks, workshops, factories, warehouses, shop aisles, garages and construction sites.

Magnetic sweepers help reduce debris, helping keep areas clean and tidy which in turn protects against damage to equipment, tyre punctures and prevents personal injury.

The new range is available in 4 different sizes;

Small Magnetic Sweep

A fast and simple way to clear areas of metal debris. This smaller sweeper is ideal for use inside retail stores and can fit easily between isles. The lightweight aluminum telescopic handle and small wheels mean this sweeper is extremely maneuverable letting you can clean hard to reach areas with ease.

Medium Lever Release Magnetic Sweep

This puncture proof wheeled magnetic sweeper is ideal light industrial use including workshops, factories and construction sites. It’s also perfect for use inside Builders Merchants or Timber Merchants stores. Unwanted metal debris is easily collected and can be released by operating a simple pull lever.

Heavy Duty Pull Bar Magnetic Sweep

This magnetic sweeper is perfect for larger car parks, workshops, garages, warehouses and construction sites. Features puncture proof wheels and an integral quick release handle that easily clears collected debris.

Large Forklift Magnetic Sweep

Industrial strength magnetic sweep attaches to forks and is ideal for larger areas such as parking areas, loading docks, warehouses and other large areas.

A magnetic sweeper can quickly pay for itself with the reduction in time to clear debris and the cost savings associated with replacing punctured tyres or damaged equipment.

Contact Centurion today for further details and to arrange your demonstration.



Call:      01302 788700





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CERAMIQ™ Range From ATA Garryson

The ATA Garryson CERAMIQ™ range features best in class flap discs for use on steel, stainless steel, carbon steel, high nickel alloys and titanium.

To find out more, click this link  201904_Troy_Weekly_CERAMIQ_Flapdiscs to view the CERAMIQ™ Flap Disc Flyer.

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Change To ‘Food Grade’ Status For Action Can CG-90

The formulation remains the same and users will not experience any change in performance of the product. Click this link Product Change or Update Letter ACTION CAN CG-90 (2) to read full details 

Please contact Action Can Customer Service or your Action Can Representative should you have customers who require a ‘Food Grade’ product.




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Chicago Pneumatic Tools UK Still helping to bring the past to the future!  

Palaeontologist Jamie Jordan along with enthusiast and Museum Manager Sarah Moore decided to show their amazing discovery of ‘Indie’ The Iguanodon’ at an Open day in Cranleigh Village Hall in Surrey. The reason being that this was within three miles of the quarry where they discovered INDIE.


The timing coincided with the summer holidays so that the local community could see for themselves what was discovered and see the many exhibits laid out for them. Part of the actual skeleton of INDIE (still encased in its clay block) was set up behind a purpose-built portable safety screen.  This portable prep area was equipped with Jamie’s preferred air tool the CP9361 Air Scribe.


Visitors saw the specially trained volunteers using the tool (supplied by sponsors Chicago Pneumatic) removing more of the skeleton from the clay, replicating the procedure that they carry out at the laboratory in Cambridgshire. The tool was used constantly throughout the long day and did not disappoint as this part of the skeleton began to be visible for visitors. 


On display behind the prep area was a near life size banner (5M x 2M) with an image of an Iguanodon skeleton and a full-size model interpretation of a full-size head printed in 3d plastic. Many of the children enjoyed taking their selfies by these displays and it really became clear how large the discovery really is.


Facts about the find:

  • Iguanodon means Iguana Tooth
  • The genus was named in 1825 by Gideon Mantell
  • 132 million years old
  • 10 meters long
  • 4 Tons weight
  • Identified by its famous ‘thumb spike’ and odd number of teeth
  • Upper Jaw: 58 teeth
  • Lower Jaw: 50 teeth


Local interest exceeded Fossils Galore ‘s expectations, indeed some 773 visitors passed through the exhibition, including some local councilors and the Mayor herself.  Jamie Jordan says that ‘the day truly enforced our belief that people are interested in the wonder of what lies beneath our feet awaiting discovery’

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COAST announces arrival of New ‘IP’ and ‘EP’ Batteries

The extensive COAST LED Torch & Head-Torch program is set for another strategic expansion with its planned entry into the lucrative Batteries market.

Tim Sparrow, Managing Director of BBB (Exclusive Distributor of COAST within the UK, Ireland and BENELUX) further explained this decision, “this is actually an area that BBB and COAST USA have been discussing and planning for several years based upon our purchasing power from the huge numbers of DURACELL batteries we already buy to supply with COAST products Globally plus our existing knowledge and links in this product area”

“We are pleased to confirm that COAST Batteries will not only give our Dealers and their customers a new Battery option which has been extensively tested across the whole of the COAST product range but equally importantly COAST batteries also clearly offer an exceptionally competitive alternative to existing leading brands”

“We have been quietly soft-launching the batteries over the past 2 months and have already seen huge demand from many of our existing dealers in each of the Countries we support including many larger National Accounts, each of whom responding to the incredible value & competitive edge that COAST batteries represent across the whole range against all existing brands”

The range comprises of AAA, AA, C-Cell, D-Cell and 9.6 volt batteries within the COAST ‘INDUSTRIAL PERFORMANCE’ series and AAA and AA batteries in their COAST ‘EXTREME PERFORMANCE’ series

AAA and AA batteries in both ranges are available on 4pc hang-sell cards and in 10pc boxed packs as shown.

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Complete Zinc Solution From CRC


The Ambersil Anti-Corrosion product range is the go to choice for engineers who demand high quality, reliable products to protect structural or aesthetic steelwork.

The addition of Ambersil ‘Rapid Dry Galva’ to the range adds an extremely fast drying option with the aspect of recently galvanised steel, for those occasions when time is the key factor Ambersil Anti-Corrosion range offers
Your Complete Zinc Solution”!


Click this link DIS Your Complete Zinc Solution to view full details

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Costa Coffee Chooses Bott For New State-of-the-art Facility

After 40 years of roasting coffee beans in South London’s Lambeth, Costa (after an investment of £38m) recently moved into their state-of-the-art Roastery in Basildon, Essex. Covering over 85,000 SQ feet, the new facility is the largest in Europe – the equivalent of over 30 tennis courts.

The site has more than quadrupled Costa’s roasting capacity from 11,000 tonnes of coffee per year to 45,000 tonnes, enabling them to meet customer demand in the long-term and support the company’s rapid national and international growth.

With exacting standards when it comes to delivering the perfect cup of coffee, it was only natural that Costa chose a company like Bott to provide them with workshop storage equipment for their Maintenance workshop. Both companies are in the business of producing high-quality products, using sustainable and recyclable products and equipment. Costa’s new Roastery has been given the BREEAM ‘outstanding’ level award. The first production building to gain this level, by using sustainable build materials, rainwater harvesting, photovoltaic and water heating panels, LED lighting etc. Bott’s own policies such as energy saving and rainwater recycling, enable the company to minimise its own environmental impact.

Marc Congdon, Engineering Manager at Costa, said: “The passion and precision that goes into every cup of Costa coffee, filters through to the role of our maintenance engineers. They need to be able to work efficiently and safely, which is why Bott was the best choice for us.”

Marc contacted Bott to discuss Costa’s requirements and arranged for Paul Maynard, Project Sales Manager, to visit the roastery. Paul said: “The new workshop was a blank canvas, with specifications needed for 3 dedicated maintenance areas; Mechanical/Metalwork, Pneumatic/Wet and Electrical/Electronic. Each area required a different solution for specific maintenance tasks, and to include efficient storage for tools and equipment.”

Paul provided detailed 3D drawings of the workshop, based on Bott’s heavy-duty cubio range. The design consisted of large and wall storage cupboards, drawer cabinets, maintenance trolleys and perfo back panels for easy access tool & component storage. Solid Beech worktops were recommended for the Pneumatic/Wet area, accommodating a sink at one end and diagnostic testing at the other. Lino worktop in the Mechanical/Metalwork area provides the perfect working surface for heavier work such as grinding and drilling. Custom details such as a hose reel cabinet and letterbox bins were also added, and all the products were finished in a durable powder-coat in Costa’s signature colours. 

Marc Congdon said: “Our investment into the new roastery in Basildon demanded choosing equipment of the highest quality, enabling us to continue producing the best products and grow as a global business. We have full confidence in the quality and longevity of Bott’s products and the service provided was first-class.”

Costa’s new roastery is expected to be in operation for the next 20+ years, demonstrating their confidence in service durability and growth. This reflects Bott’s own ‘Built to Last’ approach, a guarantee of quality products that stand the test of time.

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Crest Medical Update

Crest Medical: ”We are pleased to confirm we have managed to reduce the minimum order value to £100.00 from £150.00 as we are aware that members are struggling to meet the FOC delivery”


Click the following link to view the BSI 2019 launch document explaining all the features of the new range – White label BS8599-2 mini catalogue


Click the following link to view the HF Antidote gel kit information – HF Antidote Gel Kit

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Discover Makita Training Courses

Makita are offering a comprehensive range of training courses, including introductions to the power tool industry, the garden machinery and grounds maintenance sector, refresher courses on new tools and Health and Safety focused sessions covering noise, vibration and dust management.

The training courses are conducted at three specialist training facilities, their Glasgow and London Factory Service Centres and Milton Keynes headquarters. A number of their courses are accredited by City & Guilds, the CITB and UK Rural Skills.

They will also be offering external training on-sites or at construction and land-based colleges to deliver ‘Be Safe’ and ‘Solutions Tool-Box’ courses aimed at supporting students and apprentices working within related industry sectors.


While the training is focused on Makita products, the skills and knowledge you gain will apply when working with any tools. Training is open to everyone in the construction and grounds maintenance industries. They also offer courses for teachers and college trainers to allow them to pass on best practice to their students.


Training for instructors and authorised service teams

As part of the ‘Train the Trainers’ scheme, Makita provides specialist courses for those already competent with the tools, to gain the skills needed to instruct others. This is ideal for larger contractors who wish to deliver in-house or on-site training to operatives on electric, petrol and air-powered tools as well as gas nailers and abrasive wheel tools.


They also offer training courses aimed at those involved in the servicing of Makita construction and outdoor power tools.

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Draper Have Opened The Doors And You Are Invited!


From Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd October 2019 you can find out everything you need to know about Draper. We are opening our visitor centre from 8.30 am until 5.30 pm and offering you the chance to see our new products in the flesh. See and handle the new XP20 power tool range, the impressive Digital 3-D Wheel Aligner, our Tyre Changer with wheel balancer kit and much more.

You are welcome to join a full tour of our facilities where we will take you around both sites, Chandler’s Ford and North Baddesley. You will see first-hand the high level of support that we offer our customers, from Goods In and QA to the latest in picking systems.

We will have show only Golden Deals with some exclusive, very keen prices on core ranges, based on several different quantities and profiles. The Sale Room will be packed with crazy, non-repeatable deals. There will be gift bags, food and drinks available on the day too.

When you RSVP to you will receive your Golden Ticket along with a letter giving you all the information you need for the day. Bring this ticket to one of the open days and we will enter you into a draw to win some great home entertainment prizes. Prizes up for grabs include a 10” Android Wi-Fi tablet, a drone, a coffee machine, an Apple watch and a 65″ curved 4K HD smart TV!

Terms and conditions will apply, unfortunately, if you don’t come, or spend on the day, you are not entitled to enter the draw.

Remember to confirm which day you wish to attend, by emailing

We look forward to seeing you.

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Draper Invite Members to Their Summer Show

Draper Tools would like to invite you to their Summer Show

on Tuesday 4th , Wednesday 5th
and Thursday 6th June 2019
from 10am – 6pm 4th & 5th
and from 10am – 8pm 6th

Venue: Cedar Court Hotel,
Lindley Moor Road, Ainley Top,
Huddersfi eld HD3 3RH (Just off M62 J24)
Tel: 01422 375431

Click the link below to view full details


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DRS780Z - Twin 18V (36V) Brushless Circular Saw


Sleek new rear handle design for greater control; ideal for ripping through timber with ease.

Magnesium base makes for a lightweight product whilst the built in dust extraction nozzle allows for a safe and comfortable working environment.


  • Brushless motor
  • Electric brake
  • Soft start
  • Automatic Torque Drive Technology: Automatically changes the cutting speed according to load condition for optimum operation
  • Magnesium base
  • Retractable joist hook
  • High power similar to AC Tool
  • Rear handle design
  • Rear handle design

Contact Makita to find out more.


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Energy-related Products from SIP

SIP Industrial Products have recently upgraded our full Fireball heater range for increased energy efficiency, to take the lead in reducing our energy footprint through design and manufacture, and to comply with the updated EU Energy-Related Products Directive.

So what is it?
The Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive is an umbrella term that consists of the Ecodesign Directive and the Energy Labelling Directive. Since 2009, the EU has been rolling out energy information on appliances like washing machines, electronics, and more. But in recent years, these directives have also been widened to include all domestic and commercial heating products.
The Ecodesign portion of ErP dictates that all products affect the environment throughout their cycle, including selections of materials, manufacturing, energy usage, and disposal and recycling. The EU Commission estimates more than 80% of the environmental impact of a product is determined through the design stages. Ecodesign should be considered in all aspects of the products life, and thus the directive considers this essential to the effort to reduce a product’s environmental impact. Ecodesign considerations cannot compromise safety or functionality, or adversely affect consumer affordability.

The Energy Labelling Directive outlines the requirements for transposing this information to customers. A simplified model has been established so that products receive an efficiency classification.
The ErP Directive and its subsidiaries make up a collection of regulation that form a legal framework applicable for companies across the European Union’s member states that manufacture energy-using machines and appliances. The primary aim of the ErP Directive as a whole is to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gasses and harmful emission by 20%, and raising the share of EU energy consumption that is produced from renewable resources, in line with the EU’s 20-20 target. It is estimated that these directives will reduce annual CO2 emissions by 16 million tons in 2020.

Whilst the ErP Directive helps to reduce environmental impact of design and manufacturing heaters and heating products, it also helps the consumer in a number of ways. Firstly, the aim of the ErP and it’s component sections is not only to drive innovation and improvements in the industry, but to phase out lower efficiency machines and appliances. This helps to improve the market and give any consumer a larger choice of energy-efficient products which will, in turn, save customers money in energy costs.

How does this affect SIP Fireball heaters?
SIP Fireball heaters are now fully ErP-compliant across the range, whether electric, diesel, paraffin, or kerosene, and thus customers can expect to receive the same high-quality heaters that SIP have always offered, but with the added benefits that ErP allows! Our customers will have peace of mind that your Fireball heater has an energy classification as certified by the enclosed paperwork.

Customers of SIP can be sure to receive the highest possible energy efficiency, and a responsible manufacturing practice, so that when you buy an SIP Fireball heater, you are actively helping us contribute positively to the EU Directives for reducing emissions and improving life for consumers! You’ll be getting more efficient heating products for your home, work, or business, whilst not paying any more for these benefits.

As always, SIP will continue to innovate and play our part in ensuring we are practicing safe manufacturing procedures, and keeping our environmental footprint to a minimum, while improving the energy efficiency and reducing energy costs for our customers.

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European Cleveland Corporate Video

Click the link below to view European Clevelands Corporate Video

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