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Crystal Demo Day

A successful morning with interest from several contractors at our Kingsbridge Branch. Crystal Glass offer a no nonsense easy approach to quoting for doors and windows. Choices of style and colour, fully finished for site delivery, a convenient service that has the contractor in mind. A company that can fit into your schedule Crystal Glass along with Palladium Building Supplies offer the comoplete service, from inception to delivery.

January 2017
Wolseley Trust Family Festive Fayre

Our Plymouth branch was pleased to supply The Wolseley Trust with paint and materials to enable the charity to build a sleigh for Santa so he could give out presents to the children at the Trusts Family Festive Fayre.


January 2017
Free Prize Draws Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of our Free Prize Draws over the festive period. All our winners did was complete a simple form to win these fantastic prizes so it's worht keeping up to date on all our news, competitions and events!

     
 
January 2017
In Your Neighbourhood Awards
We are very proud to be associated with Kingsbridge in Bloom and look forward to many more successful years helping such a worthy project. Congratulations to David, Graham and the team on their fantastic efforts in helping raise the profile of our town and the South Hams and making Kingsbridge look absolutely wonderful.


December 2016
Palladium Golf Day raises £3,000 at Bigbury Golf Club
 
We are proud to announce that Palladium Golf Day raised £1.000 each for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust, The Triangle Centre in Kingsbridge and Bigbury Golf Club's development fund.

Golf Day 2016  Golf Day 2016  Golf Day 2016
    
 
October 2016

Kitchen Design Competition Presentation
On Thursday 30th June we went to Kingsbridge Community College to present the prizes for the Kitchen Design Competition. We are always excited to see the designs when they are completed and as with previous years the judging proved difficult as the designs were well executed and the models completed with a lot of attention to detail, including working lights in several of the models. The public vote got off to a slow start with many people casting their votes within the last couple of weeks.
The prizes were awarded as follows:
1st Place Katie Flintham
2nd Place Kirsty Chambers
3rd Place Kit Clements
Public Vote Daisy Teague

July 2016
Kitchen Design Competition 2015/16
For the fourth year running The Studio @ Palladium in conjunction with Kingsbridge Community College are running a competition to find the best technical and practical kitchen design.
The students were tasked with producing a mood board and 3D model, with prizes being awarded by the Studio Team for 1st, nd and 3rd place.
A prize will also be awarded for the design with the most Public Votes, voting is open to everyone.
All the designs are on display in the Showrrom of The Studio in Higher Union Road, Kingsbridge where you can vote in person. Alternatively you will be able to view them through our websites www.thestudioatpalladium.co.uk or www.palladiumbm.co.uk or via Facebook where you can "like" you favourite design. You can also cast your vote by emailing the Studio directly on studio@palladiumbm.co.uk.
Remember the design with the most votes wins the Public Votes so get voting for your favourite.
The standard is high and to fully appreciate the designs they need to be seen. Judging as always will be difficult.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Showroom!
April 2016
Abiee Olver Skydives



Abiee Olver Skydives 14.000 feet over the Great Barrier Reef and fly's the flag for Palladium!


March 2016
Dulux Trade & Armstead



 
Now we have available the Dulux Trade Colour Palette mixing facility in Ivybridge and Kingsbridge stores. This amazing piece of technology from Dulux UK gives us over 10.000 options on colour mix, whateverthe colour, whatever the finish. We can offer 250ml sampler cans so you can get the colour absolutely right. We also stock the Armstead Paint Range which gives Dulux quality and reliability at everyday prices. Come into our branches and talk to one of our decorating specialist, give us 10 minutes and we can help you transform your home.



 
February 2016
Beanie Hat Competition 2016
Our world famous Beanie Hat Competition, now it's 5th Year. The funniest, wackiest or weirdest will win the prize. Prizes for the best two - Good Luck! 

Beanie Hat Competition 2016

January 2016
Join our Team

Job Vaccancy

January 2016
Our Christmas Draw Lucky Winner



Our Christmas Draw lucky winner collecting his prize from our shop supervisor Sylvain. Congratulations Alex!


January 2016
Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas Free Prize Draw Winner

Congratulations to Dexter Janes for winning our Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas Free Prize Draw!


December 2015
Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas 2015
On Saturday the 5th of December the town came together for the Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas Extravaganza. Fore Street was closed to traffic which allowed traders to show their products and offer their services to the general public. The day saw Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Mini Mouse and Olaf on hand for photographs, along with lots to do, see, eat and drink. Palladium's own Karina, Sylvain & Emma spent the day on the Palladium stall offering "One the Day" deals and advice to customers and everyone who attended our stall and attended and supported the event, thank you.
December 2015
Roll the Dough


The latest update on the Palladium Building Supplies sponsored horse "Roll the Dough" is that he's raced twice in the last six weeks and won both races. His next race will be at Ascot on the 18th December 2015, hopefully he can make it three wins "on the trot"...


November 2015
Palladium Kingsbridge and Ivybridge Staff Night Out

Last Saturday night some of the staff at the Kingsbridge and Ivybridge branch enjoyed an evening out at La Ranchera in Kingsbridge having authentic Mexican food in a delightful and relaxed atmosphere. Thank you to all the staff at La Ranchera in Kingsbridge for a wonderful evening.


November 2015
Hunter Training

 
Karina, Emma, Karen & Steve who recently attended two days of product training and a tour of the processing factory at Hunter Plastics Limited in Kent. All four greatly appreciated the time and effort the staff and the training centre and factory gave them - thank you!  


Hunter and Multikwik Training November 2015  Hunter and Multikwik Training November 2015  Hunter and Multikwik Training November 2015

November 2015
Ivybridge Grand Opening
Saturday the 3rd of October 2015 saw the grand opening of the latest branch of Palladium Building Supplies. The South Devon based independent builders merchant had a Family Fun Day at their newest branch in Ivybridge, complete with a bouncy castle, face painting and donkey rides, thankfully the sun shone and a grand day was had by all. With food, refreshments and the staff getting into the spirit of the day, with special offers on the day, prize giveaways and competitions to keep everyone amused and interested. The branch was officially opened by Steve Lee, the branch General Manager, who along with the staff presented an enthusiastic welcome to all who attended and made the day what it was.
October 2015
Macmillan Coffee Morning 2015

A massive thank you to everyone who came, baked, bought and donated to our Macmillan Coffee Morning. Our Kingsbridge branch managed to raise a little over £140 and our Plymouth branch raised £200 for a very worthy cause.
Every cup of coffee sold and every piece of cake eaten helps give someone facing cancer to support they need to feel more in control of their life, from the moment they are diagnosed, throught treatment and afterwards.

Thank you all so very much!

PS. Special thanks to The Crab Shell Inn Kingsbridge for the loan of the coffee machine, Toolbank for donating raffle prizes and Drinkmaster for donating coffee.



September 2015
 
Kingsbridge Show Draw Lucky Winner


Congratulations to Mr Rees, the winner of our Kingsbridge Show Prize Draw!




September 2015
Kingsbridge Show 2015

Thank you all who visited our stand at Kingsbridge Show on Saturday. Thankfully the weather held and hopefully everyone had a good time, the Palladium team attending our stand defnitely did. Thank you all so very much for making the day what it is. (Kingsbridge Show Prize Draw winner will be announecd shortly).

September 2015
Roll the Dice
Roll the Dice, the racehorse part owned by Palladium Building Supplies in Devon has been recently sold to a good home in Yorkshire where he will enjoy Point to Point racing and live in semi-retirement. Roll the Dice had a very successful career in flat racing wining prize money in 26 of 32 races he entered. We hope he enjoys his retirement! Palladium have renewed their sponsorship of another race horse call Roll the Dough (similar name purelu coincidenta). Roll the Dough is six years old and has shown good form in training this season and is scheduled to have his first race in October, hopefully he'll be as successful as Roll the Dice.
July 2015
Golf Day 2015
The annual Palladium Charity Golf Day took place at Bigbury Golf Club on the 23rd July 2015. A total of 80 golfers, customers from Kingsbridge and Plymouth took part along with suppliers in almost perfect weather.

During registration bacon baps and coffee was served, and the day started with the club professional organising a putting competition which tested control and accuracy. All the teams of four golfers were at their starting pins ready for a 1pm start with several in play competitions wich included: closes ball to the pin, the longest and straightest drive, most tries to get out of a sand bunker and strangest shot.

The day continued with a charity action with pirzes generously donated by our suppliers which included golf days at Bristol and Kendalshire, a box at Old Trafford to watch a Manchaster United home game, a malt whiskey hamper, wide screen television and many many more prizes.

The charity auction raised over £3,200 for the Devon Air Ambulance and a golf charity supported by Bigbury Golf Club.

Devon Air Ambulance  Devon Air Ambulance  Triangle Centre South West
July 2015
Our Plymouth Branch is looking for a Full Time Sales Assistant

Our Plymouth Branch is looking for a Full Time Sales Assistant

July 2015

An opporunity has arisen in our Kingsbridge Depot for a Full Time Multi Drop Delivery Driver
Full Time Multi Drop Delivery Driver Wanted
May 2015
Happy Birthday Chris

 

 




Palladium Building Supplies would like to wish Chris a Happy Birthday!






May 2015
Congratulations to our Kitchen Design Competition Winners
Today we visited Kingsbridge Community College to present the prizes for our annual Kitchen Design Competition.
 
We were very impressed with the overall quality of the entries we received, they have improved year on year with the students incorporating more into their desings and models. This made judging the designs more challenging for us!
 
This year we awarded two commendations in addition to the other prizes, these students were Julia Farkas and Becky Allen who had both incorporated working lighting into their models.
 
The public vote was very popular this year and many more votes were cast than in previous years.
 
The results of the prize giving: Harriet Stumbles won the Public Vote with 291 votes. The 3rd place prize was awarded to Aimee Prescott. The 2nd place prize was awarded to Luisa Ellis. The 1st place prize was awarded to Haseebah Asharaf.
 
We congratulated the students for their efforts and all those who took part were given a box of chocolates in recognition of the what they managed to acheive.
 
Photo (l-r): Nicky Wilson (The Studio at Palladium), Harriet Stumbles, Haseebah Asharaf, Luisa Ellis, Aimee Prescott, Karina Tyszkiewicz (Palladium Building Supplies) 
May 2015
New 12-tonne Crane Lorry at our Kingsbridge Branch

The newest addition to our delivery fleet, the Isuzu Drop side, crane offload commercial vehicle. With a payload of 6 tonnes and a purpose built chassis to deal with the narrow Devon lane, this vehicle can deliver to the most remote sites and with a front mounted crane it can offload building materials on site with ease.



April 2015
Kitchen Design Competition 2014 / 2015
Following the success of previous years competitions, for the third year in a row the Studio @ Palladium in conjunction with Kingsbridge Community College is running a competition for enthusiastic young designers to find the best technical and practical kitchen design.

The year 9 Students were first set the task in November 2014 to design their kitchen, which included a mood board and a 3D model, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes being awarded by the Studio Team.

There will also be a prize for the design which gets the most public votes which is open to everyone including family and friends. All the designs are on display in the Showroom of The Studio in Higher Union Road, Kingsbridge or alternatively you can view them through our websites www.thestudioatpalladium.co.uk or www.palladiumbm.co.uk or via Facebook where you can "like" your favourite design. You can also email The Studio directly on studio@palladiumbm.co.uk.

The design with the most votes wins.

The standard this year is exceptional and year on year we've seen improvement in the design concept and commitment. The 3D models have to been seen to be believed, with the attention to detail on the desings we think this year will be the hardest to judge.
We look forward to welcoming you to our showroom!


April 2015
The latest addition to Kingsbridge delivery fleet

The latest addition to Kingsbridge delivery fleet, the Isuzu short wheel base tipper truck supplied by T Harvey & Sons of Cornwall. The Isuzu has a carrying capacity 1.25 tonnes and is purpose build for narrow lanes and hard to access sites.


March 2015
Palladium Sponsor Local Football Team
Local football team Railway Beacon U13 have been on a winning streak since being sponsored by Palladium Building Supplies, winning their last four games and already surpassing their results for the last two seasons. The team managed by Alex Yates and James Lucas play their home matches at Devonport Park and have become formidable opponents the season. They beat the top of the league team Callington at home on Saturday (21/03) by three goals to one and have won their last four matches, home and away.

Good luck for the rest of the season...
March 2015
Join our Team

Yard Assistant Vacancy

March 2015
South - West Racing Club
South West Racing Club
The south- West Racing Club is an independent organisation, formed in 1979 whose sole aim is to encourage interest in all aspects of horse racing, particularly in the South- West.

The Club organise coach trips to many race days in Great Britain and Ireland, as well as value breaks abroad to meetings such as the Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe, Punchestown Festival or courses such as Chantilly, Baden- Baden and Cagnes Sur Mer. Social events are held from time to time as well as stable and stud visits.

The Club is a non-profit making organisation and is run entirely by volnuteers. Membership is open to anyone interested in horse racing and members are drawn from all walks of life but share an interest in sport.
To join simply send a cheque to the address below or get in touch via the contact details.
 
WHY NOT JOIN US NOW!
South-West Racing Club

Address: The South West Racing Club, C/o Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Road, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbott, Devon TQ12 3AF
Telephone: 01626 353235
March 2015
Our latest addition to the fleet
Palladium Building Supplies Plymouth's latest addition to the fleet, graphics installed by Bayside Graphics, look out for it around Plymouth...



February 2015
Roll The Dice
Roll the Dice has raced three times recently, finishing a very close 2nd at both Exeter and Ludlow.
Last week he ran in the feature race at Ludlow, which was "His Royal Highness Prince of Wales Challenge Trophy", named afer Prince Charles, who won his only race under National Hunt rules at Ludlow.
The ground was very wet and heavy, but even so he ran his usual good race to finish an excellent 3rd - he has been remarkably consistent, winning prize - money in 15 of his last 17 races.
Roll the Dice is having a months' break and will race again towards the end of February.
PS. All horses have their Birthday on 1st January and our favourite became 9 years old. Happy Birthday Roll The Dice!
January 2015
Beanie Hat Competition 2015

Our (almost) world famous Beanie Hat Competition is back for 2015, so for the most strking pose, unusual location or silliest face do what you have to do to make your picture stand out from the rest - best two will win the prizes, Good Luck!!!

Beanie Hat Competition Kingsbridge Gallery   Beanie Hat Competition Plymouth Gallery

January 2015
Join our Team
Our Plymouth Branch (St Levan Road) is looking for a Full Time General Sales Assistant.
Working Hours:
Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5pm or 8.30am - 6pm
Saturday 8.00am - 4.30pm
Sundays & Bank Holidays 10.00am - 4pm
5 days worked over 7 on a rota system.
Wages meets NMW.
Duties includes working in a busy shop, serving customers, stocking shelves, ordering stock and answering phone calls
Essential Skills:
  • Keen Interest in Building Products and DIY
  • Polite Telephone Manner
  • Customer Relation Skills
  • Flexible, Proactive Approach
  • Good Team Player
Previous experience preffered, but not essential. Please apply in writting with your CV to:
Miss Marie Clapperton
Palladium Building Supplies
158 St Levan Road
Plymouth
PL2 1PT
Closing Date: 27th February 2015
January 2015
Kingsbridge Christmas Draw Winner


This season prize winner from our free draw, Mr Raspin.
Congratulations Mr Raspin and enjoy!




January 2015
Christmas Draw Lucky Winner in Plymouth
 
 

Congratulations to Mr Aves for winning our Christmas Draw in Plymouth!



December 2014
Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas Draw Winner Chosen!

Nicky and Sylvain drew the winner for the Toolkit today and the lucky winner was Neil Steer - congratulations Neil, hope you can make good use of it!!!

 

December 2014
Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas 2014
Thank you to everyone who attended the Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas Fair at the weekend. The whole of Fore Street was blocked off at the bottom and the whole town came out to see and sample the local products on offer. The event was wonderfully staged, special thanks to Sylvain and Karina who manned to Palladium stall.

December 2014
Children in Need 2014
On Friday 14th November 2014 an impressive £760 was raised in aid of Children in Need by the staff and customers of our Burrington Way and St Levan Road Branches in Plymouth. Staff came to work in their pyjamas or wearing their favourite oensies, selling cakes (including special Pudsey cakes), confectionary and there was also a raffle. 
The lucky winners were:
1st Prize went to Wurz - Lee Builders who won a day's golfing at St Mellion in Cornwall, generously donated by D. T. Plastics
2nd Prize went to Mr Stoneman who won a day's golfing at Bigbury Golf Cours
3rd Prize went to Mr Blackaller who won a ticket to a Plymouth Argyle home game
4th Prize was won by Mr Tippett, a Faithfull 52 pcs screwdriver and drill bit set
5th Prize was won by Mr McQuire who again won a Faithfull 52 pcs screwdriver and drill bit set
Thank you to everyone who helped us make the day a success. A special mention must go to Matt Clark who had his body waxed, Jessica Daly for donating her time and service and Tony Britton who had a large tin of baked beans poured over his head  - sometimes charity hurts, just keep thinking worthwhile cause, worthwhile cause, worthwhile cause!
Children in Need 2014 Palladium Building Supplies Plymouth       Palladium Building Supplies Children in Need
November 2014
Roll The Dice


Palladium Building Supplies sponsored horse Roll The Dice, returned fit and well after the summer break, raced recently at Exeter, finishing a very close 3rd narrowly beaten by 2 lengths. He also raced at Fontwell in Sussex again finishing 3rd , beaten only by a length.
His next race is Exeter in late November, hopefully it'll be 3rd time lucky!




November 2014
Kitchen Design Competition 2014
Tuesday 11th November 2014 saw us launch our annual Kitchen Design Competition in conjunction with Kingsbridge Community College. This is the third year in a row we have run the competition, and yesterday we visited the college to present the competition to the year 9 students taking part. The aim of the competition is to get the students to present a brief/ mood board, plan and 3D model. Prizes will be award for 1st,2nd & 3rd place chosen by Palladium Judging Panel, there is also the opportunity for the public to get involved and vote for their favorite with a prize awarded to the winner of this vote.

We are always impressed by the creativity of the designs the students create and are looking forward to seeing this year's efforts.
 November 2014
Congratulations to Jan and Phil

 

 

 
Congratulations to Jan and Phil on their recent wedding - you finally made an honest man out of him Jan!
 





November 2014
14th November - Children in Need Pyjama / Onesie Day at Palladium in Plymouth
On Friday 14th November our two branches in Plymouth will support Children in Need by coming to work in their pyjama's or by wearing an onsie. Raffle tickets are on sale now and the prize draw will be on Thursday 13th November, the 1st prize winner will get a 4 Ball round of Golf at St Mellion Golf Course on a day of choice (donated by DT Plastics), 2nd prize winner will get a 4 Ball round of Golf at Bigbury Golf Course (donated by Palladium), 3rd prize winner will get a ticket for 2 to attend Plymouth Argyle (donated by Palladium), 4th and 5th pize winner will get a Faithfull Drilling & Screwdriving Set of 52 (donated by Toolbank). Also on the day Tony Briton who works in admin at Burrington Way branch will have a caterers tin of baked beans poured over him and Matt Clark who is a general assistant at St Levan Road branch will have his legs waxed in aid of the charity.
Join us for a day of fun and pain (for some)!!!


November 2013
Palladium Kingsbridge Staff Bowling Night Out
Last Saturday 4th October saw 16 members of Kingsbridge Staff (and partners) enjoy a night out Tenpin Bowling in Plymouth. It was friendly two game competition with a bite to eat and a few drinks.
Results of the Competition
1. Keith 282 pts , 2. Mark 259 pts , 3. Nicky 196 pts , 4. Aaron 192 pts ,5. Sylvain 177 pts ,6. Pete 163 pts , 7. Jo 161 pts , 8. Kel 161 pts , 9. Tony 153 pts , 10. Karina 148 pts , 11. Barry 144 pts , 12. Lana 133 pts , 13. Mike 123 pts , 14. Abiee 118 pts ,15. Glynis 91 pts
Palladium Kingsbridge Staff Bowling Night Out
October 2014
Name the Dog Competition
Our Plymouth branches recently ran a competition in aid of the "Children's Hospice Southwest" where customer's werre invited to name a toy Dulux dog and the branches managed to raise just over £100 for the chosen charity. The winning names were Bailey, Toby and Scruff, chosen by Mr. Clavert and Chris.

Name the Dog Compeition
October 2014
World's Biggest Coffee Morning 2014
A massive thank you to everyone who came, baked, bought and donated to our Macmillan Coffee Morning. Our Kingsbridge branch managed to raise a little over £156 and our Plymouth branch a little over £85 for a very worthy cause.
Every cup of coffee sold and every piece of cake eaten helps give someone facing cancer the support they need to feel more in control of their life, from the moment they are diagnosed, through treatment and afterwards.
Thank you all so very much!
PS. Special thanks to Caffe Amor for the donation of coffee and The Crabshell Inn for the loan of the coffee machine.


 
September 2014
Our Director Keith Olver taking part in Ice Bucket Challenge
Keith Olver Director of Palladium and Karina Tyszkiewicz Sales Ledger Administrator taking part in their Ice Bucket Challenge.
Keith was nominated by Steward Pierce from Parker Building Supplies and completed his challenge today by having 2 ice cold buckets of water poured over him by Mike Jennings (Yard Supervisor). Keith has nominated the following 3 people: Gary Olver (Palladium Building Supplies), Simon Tandy (Kellaways) and Nick Edmunds (Wollens).
Karina was nominated by Nick Cox (Palladium Kingsbridge Branch Manager) and she chose Nicky Wilson (Showroom Supervisor) and Sylvain Bordas (Shop Supervisor), who were happy to take a part in #IceBucketChallenge. Their nominations went to Lee Nightingale, Jo Clark and Allan Sander.

We are choosing to donate to British Kidney Patient Association and donations can be made by texting BKPA11 to 70070 followed by the amount in £'s. Eg BKPA11 £5.
Thank you!
 
            Keith Olver and Karina Tyszkiewicz Ice Bucket Challenge Palladium Kingsbridge        Nicky Wilson and Sylvain Bordas Ice Bucket Challenge Palladium Kingsbridge
   
September 2014
Farewell to Lee...

It's with great sadness Palladium Building Supplies is saying farewell to there long serving crane driver Lee Hassall. Lee has been with Palladium since April 2002 and will be missed by everyone. We wish Lee and his family all the very best for the future and will stay in touch.

Lee Hassall leaving

September 2014
Kingsbridge Show Draw Lucky Winners

Congratulations to Luke and Gill, the winners of our Kingsbridge Show FREE Prize Draw, who won an amazing toolkit worth £150.

PS. Luke, we hope you will let your dad borrow the tools sometimes...
(pictured: Gill and Luke Sterry, Sylvain Bordas from Palladium Building Supplies (Kingsbridge))
September 2014
Kingsbridge Show 2014
The team from Palladium started setting up at 7am and had a full day showcasing the products and services Palladium has to offer. The team on the day:  Karina Tyszkiewicz, Sylvain Bordas, Jo Birmacombe, Nicky Wilson and Mike McDonald would like to thank all those who attended and visited our stands. This years show proved every popular with good weather and an excellent turn out from the public and trade stands reporting brisk business...
September 2014
Max - The Best Rescue Dog
This is Max. Max belongs to our director, Keith and his daughter Abiee took him along to the Plympton Friendly dog Show which took place on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Initially Abiee took Max along to the show to help with his socialization and struck upon the idea of entering him into the Best Rescue Dog category and to Abiee's suprise he won! Knowing Jack Russell terriers as we do, there was no doubt in Max's mind that he'd win...
(pic. Max proudly showing his rosette)


September 2014
The Palladium Golf Day has raised £2500 for charity!
We managed to raise £2500 for charity at this years Golf Day in July, with money going to Devon Air Ambulance, Bigbury Golf Club Development Program and The Kingsbridge Triangle wich works closely with the Chemotherapy Outreach Project which enables patiensto be treated in local hospitals near to their homes. Due to extra funding and donations, in January 2011 this has meant that patiens who are eligible were able to receive their chemotherapy at one of three local hospitals, Kingsbride, Tavistock and Liskeard.

(pic L-R - Paul Nesbitt (Roger Young), Pat Moore (The Triangle Centre, Kingsbridge), Karen Graddon (Bigbury Golf Club Ladies Captain), Harry Kerswell (Bigbury Golf Club Mens Captain), Keith Olver (Palladium Building Supplies) and Rex Brown (Devon Air Ambulance Trust)).

August 2014
Blood Donor Group August 4th 2014
Monday the 4th August 2014 saw six staff members give blood at Malborough Village Hall. We generally find that giving to charities can be a fulfilling experience, helping people less fortunate than us. Whilst as a business and company we organise charity events such as our annual golf day, we thought we'd actually make a personal promise to contribute to a worthwhile cause, so we chose to give blood, something we'll now do on a regular basis. With this in mind and after the success of the "No Make-Up Selfie" nominations in aid of Cancer Research, we thought we'd "nominate" other builders merchants, who could then contribute to a worthy cause. So, Inter-Line Building Supplies, Kellaway Building Supplies, Tamar Trading Ltd, Hughes Forrest and Palladium Building Supplies Plymouth.
Please remember to keep us informed of what you do and importantly remember to pas it on!!!
August 2014
Palladium Golf Day July 24th 2014
The annual Palladium Golf Day took place at Bigbury Golf Club on Thursday 24th July 2014. This year was slightly different due to the fact that the Plymouth branch were also involved making it a joint event. The day started with thunder and lightening so everyone feared the worst whilst enjoying bacon sandwiches and fresh coffee in a clubhouse but by 10:30am the sun was shining and by 11:00am the putting competitions was well underway. The golf proper was a shotgun start, with 19 allocated teams of 4, being ready to go at 1:00pm, luckily the rain held off for the day. After the prize giving, including a hole in one prize, the evening saw the almost world famous auction take place, with promises and pledges being made and item's being bought, with over £2500 being raised in aid of Devon Air Ambulance, Kingsbridge Triangle Centre and Bigbury Golf Club.
(Picture - The winning team Mike Killick, Adam Birmacombe, Gary Steere and Fred Benneton)
July 2014
Palladium Princesses managed to raise over £300

Late Saturday (19 July) evening saw over 2500 ladies start the 8th Midnight Walk in aid of St Luke's Hospice and in the process raising over £200.000 for the charity. Our very own Karina and Nicky took part, walking 7 miles and raising over £300 for the charity, all this given both ladies have young families, so no lie in on Sunday morning. Karina and Nicky took a little over two hours, finally getting to bed about 4:30am and had nothing but praise for how well the event was organised- there's already talk of doing the 15 mile walk next year...


July 2014
Palladium Building Supplies Branch Manager Nick Cox gained a distinction in his foundation degree
In July, Palladium Building Supplies Branch Manager Nick Cox attended a graduation ceremony at Bristol Cathedral in recognition of his achievement in gaining a distinction in his foundation degree. Nick along with four other students undertook the final stage of his studies, the culmination of over 3 years work, by doing a paper on business sustainability, focusing on energy usage within Palladium Building Supplies and how improvements could be made within the organisation. The foundation degree was part of the Integrated Professional Development program at the University of the West of England, who worked closely with The Builders Merchant Federation to gain University accreditation for a unique development program for the builder merchant industry. Nick completed his 10,000 word document and submitted it under university rules and learned he gained a distinction in early June. Nick will further his studies within the builders merchant industry by working with the University of the West of England and The Builders Merchant Federation in trying to gain further academic accreditation.
On the behalf of all the staff - WELL DONE NICK!
July 2014
New Staff Member
We would like to welcome Allan Taylor to Palladium, Allan will be heading up our Plumbing and Heating, Kitchen and Bathroom departments which are based at our St Levans Road Keyhan Plymouth branch.

Allan has gained a wealth of knowledge within the Plumbing and Heating industry and has worked for national companies within the sector.

For all your enquires you can contact Allan on 01752 551881.
July 2014
Help Palladium Princesses make a difference
On July 19th this year, our very own Karina Tyszkiewicz and Nicky Wilson will join thousands of other women and take part in the Midnight Walk in Plymouth, raising money to help St Luke's Hospice Plymouth provide free specialist end of life care to those who need it the most in their last months, days and weeks of life across Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall. Karina and Nicky are hoping to raise £500 for this local, worthwhile cause by walking 7 miles over the evening and early morning of the 19th and 20th of July - they will be starting their walk at 11pm on the 19th and finishing around 2am on the morning of the 20th, so please give what you can because every pound will truly count towards the wonderful work St Luke's Hospice does. Thank You.

To donate and support the "Palladium Princesses" please click picture below.

Help Palladium Princesses make a difference - St Luke's Hospice Midnight Walk
May 2014
Happy Birthday Chris

 

 

 

 

 

We wish you a Happy Birthday Chris! 
We hope you enjoy your cake and presents!

 

 

 

 

 


May 2014
Sale on Selected Ex-Display Kitchens and Bathrooms
 




Fabulous opportunity to purchase a top quality products at bargain prices!
Contact our Kingsbridge Showroom for further details.





May 2014
New Range of Garden Products available from Stock
Richmoor branded products are manufactured from New Life a high quality, sustainable alternative to traditional ingredients such as peat. They are made from 100% recycled green materials and organic forestry matter, boasting excellent quality it is clean, safe to use and consistently available in large quantities. It has unique natural water holding properties which ensure an ideal base from which to produce a wide range of high performance growing media products. The creation of New Life has helped to reuse over 100,000 tonnes per year of recyclable material which would have previously been lost to landfill. As a unique recycled alternative to peat, New Life represents the future for growing media products.
May 2014
Bacon Baps, Coffee & Cake at Palladium Kingsbridge



Today saw staff and customers come out to support Liam (aged 6) and raise money towards a machine he can use daily to significantly slow down the progression of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, from which Liam suffers. We managed to raise £300 selling bacon rolls, coffee and delicious homemade cakes, thank you all so very much for supporting this worthwhile cause and helping Liam.

Special thanks to , Adam Parnham and Caffe Amor for the donation of coffee, The Crabshell Inn for the loan of the coffee machine and Tesco and Morrisons for their donations.

 


April 2014
Kitchen Design Competition Presentation 2014
This year's Kitchen Design Competition came to a close in early April with a presentation at Kingsbridge Community College to the winners of both votes. The Studio @ Palladium along with Kingsbridge Community College ran a competition for students to design a modern functional kitchen, using the latest technology to ensure the best use of the space whilst using energy saving products. These designs were drawn and presented on mood boards along with a 3D design of their finished kitchen. We had the top three designs as voted for by the judging panel and a public vote where members of the public were invited to vote for their favourite deign. The top three as voted for by the judging panel were, 1st prize,  Alix Myers, 2nd prize, Miranda Luckhurst and 3rd prize going to Holly Craig, with the public vote going to Olly Pound. There were prizes for everyone who entered with the winners receiving Amazon Vouchers. This is the second year the competition has been run and it was supported by Kingsbridge Community College along with The Studio @ Palladium, Palladium Building Supplies, VADO, Neff, PJH, International Decorative Surfaces and South West Laminates. Principle teacher Jill Flintham was very proud of the students’ achievements, the attitude and commitment by the students was excellent and many of the entrants could have a solid future in design and technology, congratulations to all those who entered, especially the winners.
(picture l - r, Karina Tyszkiewicz - Palladium Building Supplies,  Holly Craig, Miranda Luckhurst, Alix Myers, Olly Pound, Nicky Wilson - The Studio @ Palladium)
April 2014
Congratulations to our Beanie Hats Competition winners!

Palladium Beanie Hats Competition Winners!

Well done to all those that entered this years Beanie Hat Competition - We'll see you next year!!!
March 2014
Now we stock Cheshire Mouldings Decking Components

Palladium Building Supplies Now we stock Cheshire Mouldings Decking Components!

March 2013
Palladium Kingsbridge Bacon Bap Morning
Helping to raise money for Liam Jones, aged 6, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. All money raised will go towards a machine that he uses each day for treatment. Even though it cannot cure him it can significantly slow the progression of the disease down and reduce his discomfort and help improve his mobility. Sadly as this is classed as an alternative therapy there is no help towards cost provided by the government.

Please, please, please come along and support it - Thank You!

March 2014
Oldroyd available from stock at our Kingsbridge Branch!

Oldroyd available from stock at our Kingsbridge Branch!

March 2014
New Kitchen Ranges Available to order NOW!
New ranges available to order now! Palladium Kingsbridge Plymouth  / Gallery by Symphony Colorado
The strinking dark oak and vertical grain finish of Colorado is both stylish and on-trend. It gives a simple, yet stunning contemporary kitchen that is truly desirable.
Frontal Specification: Core Material- MFC, Finish - Dark Oak Textured Vertical Grain PVC-edged, Thickness - 18mm

New ranges available to order now! Palladium Kingsbridge Plymouth  / Gallery by Symphony Kansas

The cross- grain feature in this kitchen means it's right on-trend and a stunning kitchen that can be matched with our matt or gloss kitchen ranges.
Frontal Specification: Core Material- MFC, Finish - Light Ash Textured Cross-Grain PVC-edged, Thickness - 18mm
New ranges available to order now! Palladium Kingsbridge Plymouth  / Gallery by Symphony Minnesota
Minnesota's distinctive linear grain and sumptuous dark finish complements the kitchen perfectly.
Frontal Specification: Core Material- MFC, Finish - Avola Grey Textured Cross-Grain PVC-edged, Thickness - 18mm
February 2014
Kitchen Design Competition 2013 /14
Following the success of last years competition, The Studio @ Palladium in conjunction with Kingsbridge Community College is running a Competition for budding designers to find the best technical and practical kitchen design.
The Students Year 9 and 10 had 10 weeks to design their kitchen, which included a mood board and a 3D model. As you will see, the standard of application is excellent, whith 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes being awarded for the designs chosen by The Studio Team.
There will also be a prize for the design that gets most public votes. This is open to anyone - general public or the family and friends of the students.
All the projects are being desplayed in the showroom of The Studio (Higher Union Road, Kingsbridge), where you can find voting forms.
Alternatively you can vote via The Studio's Facebook page by "liking" the page and you favourite design. You can also e-mail The Studio directly on studio@palladiumbm.co.uk.
 
It's simple, the design with the most votes - wins! Don't wait- choose your favourite design now!
Closing date 21st March 2014
February 2014
Kingsbridge Christmas Draw Winner!





This season prize winner from our free prize draw, Alan Jones. Congratulation Alan and enjoy.
(pictured Nick Cox from Palladium Building Supplies (Kingsbridge) Ltd & Alan Jones)





December 2013
,
Bon Voyage to Jan and Andy...
So it's with sad eyes and a heavy heart we say goodbye to Janet Cook and Andy Way. Andy joined us serval years ago and moved onto pastures new, Janet has been with us for over ten years and has seen many changes for the business. Jan is retiring and relocating to the the Cotswold to be nearer family - Best Wishes to both!
December 2013
Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas
Saturday the 7th of December 2013 saw the annual Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas fayre with local stalls the length and breadth of Fore Street, selling local produce and goods. Fore Street was closed for the day and everyone started early with stalls setting up from 8am and culminated in the Lantern Parade that left the top of town just after 4pm. Karina, Sylvain and Barry were in attendance on the Palladium and The Studio stall and reported that everyone who visited the stall was in good spirits with Christmas cheer. The day was officially opened by Dr Sarah Wollaston MP. We also had Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers wondering around the town, along with Father Christmas who arrived by boat, Town Cries' and the Mayor of Kingsbridge, Irene Jeeninga. The day was a resounding success for the town, as well supported by local businesses and local residents, thank you to all who attended and supported the day.

December 2013
It's that time of year again!
 


The Beanie Hat Competition is back this winter, the most striking pose, unusual location, make your picture stand of from the rest- top two will win the prizes - Good Luck!!!



Novemver 2013
Join our Team!
Our Kingsbridge Branch is looking for a
PART TIME
ASSISTANT KITCHEN AND BATHROOM
CONSULTANT
(25.5 hrs per week)

We are looking for a friendly, outgoing and confident person to assist in the designing and planning of kitchens and bathrooms.

"Design and Plan" will include initial consultation with customer, on site visits and planning to the customer requirements, supply, arrangement of fitting if required and to provide aftersales service as well as administration duties.

Experience in kitchen and bathroom design and CAD would be preferable but not essential as training will be given.

Please send your CV to:
Mr N. Cox 
Palladium Building Supplies
Higher Union Road
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 1EQ

Novemver 2013
Palladium Building Supplies West Devon Youth League Presentation
The awards for the West Devon Youth Cricket which is sponsored by Palladium Building Supplies were presentated recently. The awards were split into several catagories and the winners were:
 
A Division League Winners - Buckland Under-11s
Cup Runners-up & Team of the Month for July - Plymstock Under-15s
Cup Winners - Cornwood Under-15s
Team of the Month for May - Tavistock Under-11s
League Winners - Plymouth Under-15s
B Division League Winners - Cornwood Delamore Under-11s
Cup Runners-up & Team of the Month for June - Lewdown Under-13s
B Division Cup Winners - Cornwood Girls Under-11s
League & Cup Winners - Yelverton Under-13s
A Division Cup Winners - Plympton St. Maurice Under-11s
 
A Special Mention to Elliot Hamilton who was voted West Devon Youth Player of the Season and Leon Horn who was voted Under-13s Best Bowler. Congratulations to all winners and runners up on a successful season.
November 2013
Join our Team!
Our Kingsbridge Branch is looking for a Full Time Counter Assistant.
Duties include working in our very busy shop(s), serving customers, stocking shelves, ordering stock and answering telephone calls.
A good general knowledge of building materials an advantage but not essential.
You must be enthusiastic, polite, fit, self motivated, work well under pressure and be a good team player, but also able to work well on your own.

Please apply in writting with your CV to:

Mr S. Bordas
Palladium Building Supplies (Kingsbridge) Ltd
Higher Union Road
Kingsbridge 
TQ7 1EQ

Closing Date: Friday 1st November 2013
October 2013
Kingsbridge Show Draw Lucky Winner
 
 
 
 
 
The prize winner from our free prize draw at this years Kingsbridge Show, congratulations Derek, hope you enjoy the wine. 
(Pictured Derek West & Nick Cox from Palladium Building Supplies)
 
 
 
 
 
October 2013
Palladium Kingsbridge Staff Night Out

Last Saturday a group from Palladium spent the evening at the Maha-Bharat Indian Restaurant in Kingsbridge. We would like to thank for a lovely food and an excellent service!

October 2013

Kitchen Design Competition 2013
The Studio @ Palladium in conjunction with Kingsbridge Community College is running a competition to design a kitchen. As a consequence of last years competition being so successful it has been extended to this year with Years 9 and 10 being eligible to participate.
Students were given a specific brief that includes a budget, a space that they must make the best use of and a range of relevant catalogues of featured products. They were asked to design a kitchen that's practicable, to scale, to budget with consideretion to the space they have to work with and the environment using energy efficient products. All students were given a project pack that has all the information they need to design their kitchen. Prizes will be awarded for the best three entrants. The competition runs for 6-8 weeks with the submitted designs being displayed in the showroom of Palladium Building Supplies and on-line .
Nicky Wilson and Karina Tyszkiewicz of The Studio @ Palladium and Mrs Flintham of Kingsbridge Community College are responsible for preparing the students for the project. They will also make up part of the judging panel along with the Directors of The Studio @ Palladium to choose the eventual winners of the top 3 designs. The public will also choose their own winner via visiting our Showroom or voting on-line. 
Best of luck to all participants!
October 2013
World's Biggest Coffee Morning
 
 
 
 
Thanks to everyone who contributed and attended our Coffee Morning in ad of Macmillan last Friday. Our Kingsbridge Branch managed to raise a little over £91.72 and our Plymouth Branch £111 for a very worthy cause. Thank you all so very much.
 
 
 
 
 
 
September 2013
Kingsbridge Show 2013
This year Palladium Building Supplies attend the annual Kingsbridge Show which saw a record turnout of over 10,000 people pass throught the gate on the day. It was an early start and a late finish for the Palladium team with glorious sunshine with the Palladium staff contributing to the fun atmosphere by giving out helium balloons nad tongue colour changing lollies, which seemed to be more popular with the adults than the children. The show which is in its 132nd year offers a local feel, keeping its traditional agricultural and horticultural roots with something for everyone, a little piece of rural England. Palladium Building Supplies was proud to attend the event and would like to thank all those who attended and visited our stands.
September 2013
Bon Voyage to 'The Bear'!
 
 
 
So it's farewell and goodbye Mr Stevens, best wishes for the future, I'm sure you'll be successful in whatever you do. "Bon chance gros ours brun".
 
 
 
 
 
August 2013
Presentation of the money raised at the annual Golf Day
Palladium managed to raise £3.300 for charity at this years Golf Day in July, with money going to Devon Air Ambulance, The Bigbury Golf Club Development Program and Cancer Research UK.
Picture L-R Tony Cannon (Devon Air Ambulance), Keith Olver (Palladium Building Supplies), Charles Harrington (Bigbury Development Fund), Nigel Blenkarne (Bigbury Golf Club), Edward Noyce (Cancer Research UK)

August 2013

Kingsbridge Fair Week 2013
Palladium Building Supplies in Kingsbridge got into the spirit of Kingsbridge Fair Week in July, dressing up as wizards and withces to hand our balloons and goodies to the public. Kingsbridge Fair Week can be traced back to the mid- 15th century when a Royal Charter was granted for the town to hold a trade fair and the fun element was added at a later date. Kingsbridge Fair Week is an annual event where towns people and visitors can take part in varous activities throughout the week, there's something for all ages and abilities. Palladium Building Supplies always supports this local and worthwhile event bringing fun and laughter (and usually rain) to the town, thankfully this year the weather was, for the majority of Fair Week settled and sunny.
 July 2013
Kingsbridge Fair Week Carnival 2013
 
 
 
 
Come down to the the Fair Week Carnival in Kingsbridge tonight (27th July 2013) and meet our magical Trio!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 July 2013
Palladium Kingsbridge Celebrating 25 Years in the Business
Thank you to all our customers: Richard Haver Construction Ltd, WM Construction South West Ltd, Simon Procter Building Contractors, M2P Design, Gibson Construction, Andrew Wood Building Limited, Norman Brooking Builders, D G Steere Builders, Seal Construction, Hayman Construction, Michael Heath Building Contractors, and suppliers: Carlise Brass, Yennadon Stone Ltd, Austen Knapman who suported our feature in todays Kingsbridge Gazette!
 26 July 2013
Palladium Kingsbridge Golf Day 11th July 2013
Our annual Golf Day managed to raise £3,300 for charity. The money raised will be split between The Devon Air Ambulance, Breast Cancer Research and The Bigbury Golf Club Development Program. The day included a golf trick short artist who wowed the crowd with his skill and timing, also a bonus was a lovely weather which managed to hold for the whole day.
July 2013
Kingsbridge in Bloom Presenation
Thank you to the Kingsbridge in Bloom comittee for inviting us to their presentation last Friday. The commitment and dedication of the people that give their time and energy for the good of the town is an inspiration to us all. The judges from South West in Bloom were very impressed with the standard and if the Kingsbridge in Bloom do well then they will go forward to the National competition. Palladium Building Supplies are very proud to be associated with Kingsbridge in Bloom.
Pictured: Karina Tyszkiewicz (Palladium), David Dain (Kingsbridge in Bloom), Nick Cox (Palladium).
July 2013
Farewell to a great member of staff...

Friday was a sad day for the Kingsbridge Branch as Steve after nearly 12 years has moved onto new pastures. 
Everyone at Palladium will miss Steve greatly and his tasty cakes made by his lovely wife.
We wish you all the best for the future Steve!

July 2013
South West in Bloom Competition
The South West in Bloom competition comes to Kingsbridge this week. Representatives from Kingsbridge in Bloom will accompany judges from South West in Bloom to the several sites around Kingsbridge. Judging starts this Friday the 12th July at 9:30am so let's all get behind this and show our town at its very best. Good Luck to the Kingsbridge in Bloom Team, the town looks fantastic, you should be very proud!!!
 
July 2013
Goodbye Old Friend...
 
 
So it's goodbye and farewell. We've had out tears and laughter over the years, bon chance my son, it's been emotional!!!
 
 
July 2013
Palladium Sponsored The Green Ark Children's Centre in Plymouth

 Palladium proudly sponsored The Green Ark Children's Centre in Plymouth. We hope that the children will have lots of fun playing with the water! 


July 2013
Hunter Training
Our very own Mike Jennings along with Plymouth Branch's Sam Carr and Dan Tomes attended product training at Hunter's new premises in Maidstone, Kent. The trio were tasked with building a stack pipe from scratch with just a drawing and a box of plumbing items. They were then asked to build an underground system, again from a drawing, using a box of plumbing items. All agreed the training was extremely beneficial and has given them ideas on how to further their respective Plumbing Departments and has given him them the confidence to progress and move forward in the understanding of what's required to advise customers on the bes plumbing solutions for them.
June 2013
KBB Show & Symphony Group
Last week we visited the Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom Show at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London. The show impressed with the latest trends, innovations and fashions in kitchen, bathroom and bedroom design and the latest technology available to make designs truly unique. We then visited Syphony Group at their marekign suite in Barnsley and their warehouse facility in Rotherham at the invitation of Mike Lockman. Visiting Symphony is always inspiring, their commitment to kitchen design and innovation is exceptional, thanks to Mike and all the Symphony for their hospitality! 
 May 2013
"Down with energy costs" Roadshow
"Down with energy costs" Roadshow coming to Palladium in Kingsbridge on the 28th May 8am - 12pm.
Drop in for no nonsense, impartial, free advice from the South West Energy Centre experts on how to reduce the energy costs in your business. SWEC can monitor energy usage and give detailed recommendations for reducing energy costs by adopting energy efficiency measures and / or renewable technologies.
We look forward to seeing you!
 May 2013
Palladium Sponsor a Racehorse



Palladium Building Supplies sponsor a racehorse called Roll The Dice. It is trained by leading trainer Philip Hobbs who is based at Minehead, and normally ridden by top jockeys Richard Johnson (pictured) and Tom O'Brien and has been successful in this seasons National Hunt winning at Ludlow and Wincanton. Roll the Dice has also placed 2nd and 3rd five times. Roll the Dice will now have a break for the summer and return to race again in the autumn.




May 2013
Congratulations to our Beanie Hat Competition Winners!
 
Congratulations to Jonathan and Richard, our Beanie Hat Competition Winners! 
May 2013
Youth Cricket Kicks-Off New Campaign
The West Devon Palladium Youth Cricket League - The league has started its 29th season!
Palladium Building Supplies continue to sponsor the league now for a 29th season. Andy Alford (League & Fixture Secretary) said: "Palladium's support is incredible and unprecedented we believe in youth sport." read more
May 2013 
Bon Voyage to Lou!
 
Yesterday was the last day for the lovely Mrs Green. We're all very sorry to see her go, she has been a very popular member of the team in Kingsbridge Branch and she'll be truly missed :(
We wish you all the best for the future Lou!
May 2013
New Showroom at St Levan Road in Plymouth
Visit our newly refurbished Bathroom & Kitchen Showroom at St Levan Road in Plymouth.
A range of bathroom products from Eastbrook, Woodstock, Merlyn and Claygate can be viewed, from standalone vanity units and shower cubicles ranging from 6mm right up to 10mm tempered glass to complete bathroom suites and solutions of the less able.
Our Gallery by Symphony displays give just a taster of the contemporary and traditional styles of kitchen furniture available, with complimentary worktop displays from Getalit and Duropal.
Our friendly will be happy to assist you with your bathroom and kitchen requirements.
No obligation design design and quotation service available.
The Studio at Palladium Logo
St Levan Road
Keyham
Plymouth
PL2 1PT
April 2013
Palladium Kingsbridge Staff Night Out


We would like to thank Cafè Asia for a wonderful meal and an excellent service last Saturday night. Everyone had an enjoyable evening!

April 2013

More First Aiders in Kingsbridge
 
Congratulation to Sylvain and Karina who received their certificates after completing an Emergency First Aid at Work Course.
 
 
March 2013
Worshipful Company of Builders' Merchants awards BMF students

The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants made award to four BMF students at its annual City & Awards Luncheon. The event on March 5 took place at the historic Ironmongers’ Hall in London saw awards being presented to the top four graduates of the Builders’ Merchant Federation Diploma in Merchanting.

The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants supports training and educatin in the merchant industry through its close links with the IoBM and BMF. The City & Awards luncheon hosted by the Company is an opportunity to recognise the achievements of young merchants in the industry.
Glenn Paddison, MKM Building Supplies Ltd, won the Company’s first prize and the Golton Medal 2013. Roy Shewry, Hoppings Softwood Products PLC, won second and Nick Cox, of PALLADIUM Ltd received third prize. The fourth prize went to Ryan Osborne, Hopings Softwood Products Ltd.

The Master Andrew Day said: „Training, the development of talent and ability, is one of the Company’s principal objectives, so we were delighted and impressed with the performance  of these four future industry leaders. The luncheon, now in its second year, raises the profile of Builders’ Merchanting in hte City and was very well attended.It provides a platform for a number of the Company’s objectives, which includes encouraging networking and the exchange of information to bring out a thriving and prosperous industry through co-operation and interaction. What could be more important that that right now?”

March 2013 

Kitchen Design Competition Presentation

Thank you to everyone who completed the Kitchen Design Competition-prize giving was held on the 14th of March at Kingsbridge Community College. All the work was to an exceptionally high standard and the potential in the designs was clear to see. The application and commitment by the students was truly amazing, well done to you all, you should be very proud.

 
 
Many congratulations to the winners:
1st Heléna Doré 
2nd Olivia White 
3rd Harrison Ward 
Public Vote Winner: Heléna Doré
We also would like to thank Jill Flintham for her enthusiasm and commitment as well as all the sponsors: Palladium Building Supplies in partnership with VADO, The PJH Group, Neff, IDS International Decorative Surfaces and LWS Laminate and Worktops Southwest Ltd.
March 2013
 
Beanie Hat Competition


Our Palladium Beanie Hat Competition is gathering pace with a spread of pictures available to view on our Website and Facebook Page. We'll draw the prize for the best picture towards the end of April 2013 so keep sending them in!


February 2013 

New VADO Display
VADO is a leading British bathroom brassware manufacturer providing high quality taps, showers, accessories and fittings. Every product VADO offers is created and produced around their four core values: quality, design, service and innovation. Their four core values can be seen first hand on our VADO display at our Kingsbridge showroom. We have a selection of their product ranges for you to see, touch and feel so visit us in Branch and view the latest design innovations from one of the country's leading manufactures in bathroom taps, showers and accessories.
February 2013
First Aiders - Requalified!
 
Congratulations to both Jason and Brian from Palladium Building Supplies in Kingsbridge who attended a First Aid at Work Requalification and passed!
 
 
February 2012
Kitchen Design Competition 2012/13
The Studio @ Palladium is running a competition in conjunction with Kingsbridge Community College for Year 10 students to design kitchen. A specific brief was given, the kitchen had to be practical, designed for a modern living family and the students were given a lesson in kitchen design. The students had 10 weeks to design their kitchen, which included a mood board, with a perspective view and a 3D model with prizes for the top three designs chosen by The Studio team. There is also a prize for the design that gets the most public votes. All the students projects are being displayed in the showroom of The Studio where you can find voting forms. Alternatively you can vote via The Studio's Facebook page (/The Studio At Palladium) by "liking" your favourite design or you can e-mail The Studio directly on studio@palladiumbm.co.uk. Voting is open to everyone and the closing date for votes is 8th March 2013 so vote now and choose your winner.

January 2013
New Sales Office Showroom in Kingsbridge


After all their hard work and effort, our sales office finally have somewhere to show their samples!

January 2013

Our Christmas Draw Lucky Winner

 

 

 

Our Xmas Draw lucky winner collecting his prize from our Branch Manager Nick. Congratulations Andy!

 
 
 
 
 
January 2013
Christmas Draw Winner Chosen!

 

 

 

 

Louise Green our glamorous accounts office assistant drawing the winning ticket for our Christmas Prize Draw, a case of wine for the lucky winner who'll be contacted shortly.





January 2013
Palladium Sponsors Football Kit for Children
The organization behind this is Link International which is a charity that gives young people from the UK a chance to experience life and work in Uganda. The village is called Mityana in Uganda and it's one of the poorest areas of the country. An area was cleared, goal posts were put up and the kit was given out to the children. They have never had a proper football kit before and the obvious sense of togetherness was you could imagine, overwhelming. As the company that supplied the football kit, it was pleasing to see the joy on the children's faces, something so simple made, even just for an afternoon, the children smile and it gave great pleasure to the staff and directors of Palladium Builders Merchants to see the children playing and enjoying themselves.
December 2012

Movember 2012
The "Movember" saw Sean Dunne, Laurence Parkinson and Jason Hawkes from Palladium Building Supplies, Kingsbridge, Devon raise over £500 for causes related to mens health. The group calling themselves The Kingsbridge Gentlemen managed to raise the profile of this important issue by asking customers, suppliers and colleagues to sponsor their campaign. "I may even keep my moustache" said Laurence," I've not grown one since the 1970s and my wife commented that it made me look younger" He's the one in the middle, judge for yourself!
November 2012
Kitchen Design Competition - Introductory Lesson
The Studio @ Palladium is running a competition for budding designers in conjunction with Kingsbridge Community College for students to design a kitchen to scale. Nicky Wilson & Karina Tyszkiewicz from The Studio attended a lesson, met the students, gave a presentation and competition packs to the students explaining that there will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for the best technical and practical designs chosen by The Studio Team. There will also be a prize for the design that gets the most public votes, with the students family and friends being invited to vote either on-line or at The Studio for the design of their choice.
October 2012
The Palladium Golf Day has raised £1760 for charity!
Our annual Golf Day at Bigbury Golf Club managed to raise over £1700 for St. Luke's Hospice in Plymouth and the Golf Club Development Fund. The event saw forty eight customers and suppliers play the eighteen holes in support of the charities. The annual golf day has been held for the last 16 years, with Palladium Building Supplies and Bigbury Golf Club working together to ensure the on-going success of the event. A big Thank You to all those who attended and for helping to raise the money for two very worthwhile causes.
July 2012
Kingsbridge Fair Week 2012
Our very own Karina and Barry spreading magic and joy over the Kingsbridge Fair Week Carnival. The good witch Karina cast a spell so the weather was nice and Barry the jolly wizard cast a spell so everyone attending the carnival had a fun time. To all those lucky boys and girls who met Karina and Barry, remember to keep your magic balloon safe.

July 2012

Jason Receiving NVQ Certificate
 
 
 
 
 
Our very own Jason Hawkes who passed his NVQ Level 2 in Warehousing and Storage - Congratulations Jason, very well done!
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 2012
Nicky and Sylvain Receiving NVQ Certificates

 

 

 

Our very own Nicola Wilson & Sylvain Bordas proudly displaying their NVQ Level 3 in Management Certificates. Congratulations to you both. 

 

 

 

July 2012

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
As a part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations Sylvain Bordas was invited to attend a luncheon with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Sylvain who is the shop manager in Kingsbridge branch was invited by the Worthshipful Company of Builders Merchants to Westminster Hall in London because of the standard he attained in the training he received. Sylvain undertook training through athe Builders Merchants Federation, obtaining five distinctions which made him be leading nationwide trainee, going to a presentation to Birmingham to receive his price. Sylvain was thrilled to be able to attend the luncheon, being seated a few tables from Her Majesty. Sylvain sad "It was a day he would never forget, an incredible experience and an honour to be a part of a Diamond Jubilee Celebrations".
June 2012