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04 Dec Star baker Wendy clocks up 20 years long service!
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Our star baker, Wendy Smith has celebrated 20 years long service at Frank Key Group.When Wendy began her first job in the finance office at the Daybrook, Nottingham branch, Tony Blair was Prime Minister, the turn of the Millennium was just around the corner and Britney Spear’s ‘Baby One More Time’ was the year’s best selling single. Twenty years on..
14 Nov Frank Key Backs Campaign to Support Children Living in Poverty at Christmas
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We’re proud to support Hallam FM’s ‘Cash for Kids Mission Christmas’, an initiative to help the four million UK children living in poverty on Christmas Day.From Monday 11 November, the Nunnery Drive branch of Frank Key Building Supplies, including Plant and Tool Hire, will be one of the main dropoff points for people to visit and donate gifts. Jame..
30 Oct Frank Key Completes Half Marathon for ABF The Soldiers' Charity
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Congratulations to the Frank Key team who successfully completed the Robin Hood Half Marathon. After many months of training, they crossed the finish line and raised more than £1,000 for charity.Running for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the national charity of the British Army, our team of four - Richard Nawali, Richard Meeks Paul Moore and Alan Towns..
28 Oct Frank Key Announced as Builders’ Merchants Awards Finalist
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We’re over the moon to announce that our Hard Landscaping Display at Patioworld at Brookfields Garden Centre, in Mapperley, Nottingham, has been revealed as a finalist in the Builders’ Merchants Awards.Organised by the leading merchant magazine, Builders’ Merchants News, the winners will be revealed at a lavish awards ceremony at the London Hilton ..
17 Sep Frank Key Supports Arnold Hill Academy to Reach New Heights
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A Nottingham-based building supplies and plant and tool hire company has donated more than £2,000 to help students at Arnold Hill Academy complete their Gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) expedition in Snowdonia.(L-R) Ben C, Kat, Elodie, Ellie, Nina, Angus, Ben H, Zoe, Leo, James & Jonathan at Dolgam, Snowdonia.Frank Key Group in Daybook is owned by Rob..
16 Sep Frank Key Delivers with Midlands' First Five Star Safety Lorry
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Frank Key is the first builder's merchant in the Midlands to put a five star safety rated Scania L-series truck into service, now delivering to customers across Nottinghamshire.       The £125,000 L-series vehicle is designed to improve the safety of road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Innovations include a 'city safe' wi..
10 Sep World Boxing Champion Adds Punch to Launch of Flagship Building Supplies Branch
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A former world boxing champion added his weight to the opening of a new building supplies branch in Sheffield, creating three new jobs following a £250,000 refurbishment and rebrand.The Nunnery Drive branch of Frank Key Building Supplies in Park Hill, Sheffield has undergone a complete internal and external refit. Carl Froch MBE, a former super-mid..
28 Aug Brand New 5 Star Scania L Cab
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We are delighted to take delivery of the first Scania L Cab in the Midlands. As a family run business we are always looking to invest in the future to the benefit of our customers and staff.  Keep a lookout for RS19 KEY on a road near you soon...
19 Aug How to repair paving
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However well-laid your paving might be, eventually, issues are going to start to appear. Concrete is very hard-wearing, but constant exposure to the elements and repeated use can cause cracks to appear. Similarly, small ground movements, caused by rainfall can cause areas of your pavement to sink and crack. Damaged paving can be unsightly as well a..
19 Aug A beginner's guide to gardening
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As a pastime, gardening is both therapeutic and rewarding. You get to spend plenty of time out in the fresh air and you get to reap the satisfaction of seeing your hard work in bloom and have a relaxing garden to enjoy. But if you’ve never really done any gardening before, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some tips to get you st..
19 Aug Frank Key Shoots for Success with Arnold Town Football Club
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Building supplies company Frank Key is once again providing vital support to the local football team Arnold Town FC to ensure they are ready to run out for the new season.Arnold Town Football Club team photo.A long-standing relationship between the football club and the Daybrook branch of Frank Key stretches back a decade. For the last five years F..
23 Jul How to plan for your decking
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Decking can be a wonderful addition to your home. It gives you a versatile surface on which to place furniture, barbecues and other garden adornments in order to create a separate area of your garden to be used for relaxing and entertaining, perfect for the Summer months. It can also be fairly simple to install yourself, providing you have the righ..
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