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Local Builder Wins Gold at National Awards

Bob Black Construction Ltd , a small family contractor based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, have been presented with two awards at the Considerate Constructors Scheme 2016 National Awards.

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Phoenix Milton

Thirsty is bringing back its innovativeTHIRSTYFESTevents over 11 evenings, starting Friday 25 Nov and taking place atMackayson East Road

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President Visits Mackays of Cambridge

Mackays had the huge honour of receiving a visit by the the President of the British Independent Retailers Association Vin Vara And his wife Anu. Duncan and Neil Mackay discussed a wide range of industry related topics with Vin and Anu followed by a tour of the Shop and Metals Warehouse.

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Tools For Local Charity 2016

Earlier this year (March 2016) we teamed up withFaithfull Toolsand launched our Tools For Local Charity Campaign, with the aim to giveaway 3 toolkits to local charities based in and around the city of Cambridge.

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Mackays and the Radio Telescope

With the news that the Chinese have completed and started testing the massive Radio Telescope in Guizhou Province, we have cast our minds back into our history and how Mackays contributed in the very early days of Radio Astronomy.

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Your Local BOC Agent

We recently installed a new advertising banner outside of the Metals Warehouse to help promote our partnership with BOC .

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Supporting Cambridge United

We are proud to support Cambridge United FC including their projects aimed at young people and local communities through their Community Trust for the 2016/17 season.

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Repair Cafe Toolkit

Mackays and Draper Tools have launched a joint initiative to help promote and develop the rapidly growing Repair Cafe concept in Cambridge and the surrounding villages.

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Tools For Local Charity 2016

Mackays of Cambridge Ltd and Faithfull Tools have teamed up to create 3 toolkitsworth over £500 each, with the aim to distribute to local charities based in and around the city of Cambridge.

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Easter Opening Hours 2016

We would like to wish all our customers a Happy Easter!

We hope that you all enjoy this special time with your family, friends and yummy Easter eggs.

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The Big Event - April 2016

OnFriday 15th and Saturday 16th April, Mackays of Cambridge Ltd hosts The Big Event - Two days of Product Demonstrations, Special Offers and Exclusive Deals

The best brands in the business will be attending such as Trend Routing , Lyte Ladders , Draper Tools , Bosch , Meguiars , Master Lock, Numatic International, Timco, Raaco, Faithfull and more.

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Optimaxx Performance Woodscrews

Introducing the Optimaxx range of premium wood screws. Optimaxx is a top quality high performance wood screw that incorporates a number of unique features.

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Phoenix Milton

Phoenix Milton is a social enterprise and charity based in Milton near Cambridge. It offers supported work experience and employability qualifications to young people and adults with a range of learning difficulties.

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Christmas Window Display

Mackays of Cambridge were delighted to feature amongst the winners of a National Christmas Window Display competition run by Toolbank the largest UK based Tool wholesaler.

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Christmas Giveaway 2015

We recently promoted a Christmas Giveaway on our Facebook and Twitter profiles giving someone a chance to win an amazing Stanley Tool Box full of quality tools.

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It's not 'SHOPLIFTING' it's 'THEFT'

The government have issued instructions to the Police to treat stealing items from shops below £200 as a misdemeanour. That is like saying to the criminals 'help yourselves'. The term 'SHOPLIFTING' is regarded by the public as petty and minor. Call it what it really is 'THEFT'

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Roughneck - Our New Range of Workwear

Tough clothing for a tough world is their slogan and thats exactly what Roughneck Workwear provide.

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How Fast Can You Scribe?

Trend have announced the realease of a very special and exciting new product, which will change the way you scribe forever.

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Trend - Top 5 Things You Need To Know

Trend Routing Technology have released a fantastic series of videos, each containing 5 things you need to know about one of their great products.

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Trend Demonstration Day

Don’t miss the upcoming Trend Demonstration Days at Mackays on Saturday 25th July and Saturday 8th August .

Join us for great Trend Routing product demonstrations and fantastic on the day deals.

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Dickie Mackays New Hand

Our mannequin Dickie Mackay was savagely attacked last month, he was left with a broken arm and is missing a hand.

We took to twitter and started a campaign named #HelpDickie to see if anyone would be able to help find his missing hand.

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Fathers Day Competition 2015

With Father's Day approaching we're running a Competition on our Facebook page .

The winner of Competition will receive a fantastic prize that any Father would love.

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CAMBAC - Cambridge Business Against Crime

Mackays of Cambridge Ltdhave recently become a member ofCAMBACCambridge Businesses Against Crime .CAMBACcurrently has nearly 200 member companies spread across the day and night time economies in Cambridge. It is an independent, non-profit making organisation.

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Easter Opening Hours 2015

We would like to wish all our customers a Happy Easter!

We hope that you all enjoy this special time with your family, friends and yummy Easter eggs.

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Retail Communicator of the Year - DIY Week

On 16th February 2015 Mackays of Cambridge Ltd received the Silver Award for “Retail Communicator of the Year” at the DIY Week award hosted at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

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Christmas Opening Hours 2014

We would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We thank you for your business during the last year and we look forward to working with you in 2015.

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Children in Need - Dance Matters

DanceMatters, a dance school based in Cambridgeshire created a dance video for Children in Need.

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The Event - Autumn 2014

OnWednesday 15th October, Mackays of Cambridge Ltd hosts The Event - A day of Product Demonstrations, Special Offers and Exclusive Deals

The best brands in the business will be attending such as Stanley, Bacho, Irwin, DeWalt, Faithfull, Soudal, Tacwise, Sealey Tools , Draper Tools , Monument Tools and more.

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Traditional Coal or Smokeless Fuel?

The first Clean Air Act was introduced in response to one of the worst environmental disasters in the UK. London recorded over 4000 deaths in a short period due to a smog created mainly by coal burning.

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The Big Cheese - Rodent control made easy

Rodents are the most common type of pest problem in Britain today. Rats and mice not only cause economic loss through damage on farms and in commercial premises, they carry disease and can be harmful to your home and family health.

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Totally Tools 2014

We recently attended the Totally Tools show. This trade event is hosted yearly at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and is the first trade show of the year.

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Tools for Self Reliance

Tools for Self Reliance aims to empower artisans working in developing countries so that they can better participate in the development of themselves and their communities.

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The Sealey Tool Van

Sealey Tools are proud to present their brand new, fully kitted outSealey Tool Van.

This promotional vehicle will be available to feature at many Sealey stockist events around the UK and will be manned by a Sealey representative to highlight many products and features of the Sealey range to customers who attend and want to find out more.

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The Event - Spring 2014

OnFriday 2nd May, Mackays of Cambridge Ltd hosts The Event - A day of Product Demonstrations, Special Offers and Exclusive Deals

The best brands in the business will be attending such as Trend Routers , Sealey Tools , Draper Tools , Dickies Work Wear , Lyte Ladders and Towers , Soudal, Tacwise, Toggler, TIMco and more.

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Mackays of Cambridge Ltd - Trading Since 1912

"A fine business you have here, I would like to buy it." This very direct offer was put by Donald Mackay to the owner of Alsop & Sons Wheelwright business. The deal was struck with a handshake over the anvil. So began the Mackay family business on the East Road site in June 1912.

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