Jewson announces ‘Building Better Communities’ shortlist

Jewson announces ‘Building Better Communities’ shortlist

As part of its Building Better Communities initiative, Jewson offered community building projects the chance to win a share of £100,000 to be spent on anything from a new roof for their village hall, to a much needed coat of paint for a long-forgotten public space. Over 2,000 entries were received and a  team of 60 judges, including Jewson employees and supplier partners, deliberated over the course of a week and picked the final 63 projects which will progress to the next stage of the competition. The projects range from a mountain rescue team to food banks and community centre refurbishments.

David Fenton, Marketing Director at Jewson, said: “The Building Better Communities scheme has received an incredible response and we’ve seen more than 2,000 entries from people across the UK. It was really difficult to compile a shortlist from so many worthwhile projects. It’s clear that helping projects such as these will play a vital role in improving communities.”

A number of suppliers have committed to supporting Building Better Communities, including British Gypsum, Marshalls, Mastercrete, SterlingOSB, SAM and VELUX.

More details about the initiative can be seen at

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