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A tool has been stolen from a tradesperson every 17 minutes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since March 2021, according to new analysis of police force data from Direct Line business insurance.In total, 31,161 tools were stolen, the majority of which (17,370) were taken by thi

New research from Checkatrade has revealed changing attitudes to female tradespeople, finding that a career in the trade industry is now more encouraged than ever for women, with 70%* of British parents expressing that the

There is no hiding that, until not too long ago, a faulty sink or a toilet that wouldn’t flush would have led to three certain steps: assess the situation, phone a plumber, and welcome an experienced man with wrenches and hydraulic probes. 

Ongoing supplies shortage costing UK tradespeople over £3.5bn in lost earnings with the vast majority forced to delay projects or turn down work

Nine in 10 (87%) tradespeople are being forced to delay projects due to the ongoing supplies shortage, a new report reveals.

By Nico van der Merwe, VP of Home and Distribution at Schneider Electric UK&I

Harrogate-based ventilation manufacturer EnviroVent will be revealing its Roadmap to Net Zero at the Homes UK 2021 exhibition (ExCel London 23-24 November).

Harrogate-based ventilation manufacturer EnviroVent has revealed its Roadmap to Net Zero, which will see the company achieve net-zero carbon across its business by 2030. The company’s Roadmap to Net-Zero will generate emissions savings of over 1,000 tonnes of carbon in the next 10 years.  

Tool thefts from vans are on the rise, with a 30% increase in claims made year-on-year since 2014 its time to start protecting your tools.

With many companies planning their Christmas parties as early as January, festive planning is now a year-round task. The opportunity to let your hair down and enjoy casual drinks with the rest of your colleagues may be an exciting prospect – but there are HR issues to consider. 

I heard a joke the other day about a van full of penguins and it got me thinking about whether it was legal to transport wildlife in the back of a van, and then I was sucked into the internet looking at the perils of driving for work.

A day in the life of tradespeople: Three handymen share some of their most memorable experiences on the job – from a cat running through gloss – to being greeted by a top model!

An essential tool in many industries, modern style air compressors date back to the 19th Century. But have you ever considered how these machines work?