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Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Editor-in-Chief across the BMJ portfolio.

BMJ INDUSTRY AWARDS: BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW

The second BMJ Industry Awards takes place at the Brewery in Chiswell Street, London, on Friday May 17th. The only industry awards to reflect the will of the people and be decided upon via a confidential online voting portal, the event recognises talent, creativity and achievement across the building supplies …

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MKM’s litter heros get to work in Morpeth

The Morpeth branch of builders merchant MKM has helped our its local litter picking group. MKM Morpeth donated gloves, hi-vis vests and litter pickers to help the groups of volunteers. Two ‘litter blitz’ teams covered Morpeth town centre and surrounding estates, successfully filling 87 bags collectively. The blitzes are part …

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Caroline bowls up at Keyline

Keyline, the civils specialist,  has promoted Caroline Bowler to Business Development Manager for Affordable Housing across the whole of the UK. Bowler, who has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years, came to Keyline Civils Specialists three years ago as an Account Manager. After a year in the …

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Toolstation adds one in Uckfield

Trade tool and accessory supplier Toolstation, part of the Travis Perkins group, is opening a new branch, in Uckfield, East Sussex. The branch have about 300 branches throughout the UK and the new branch will be on the Bell Lane Industrial Estate.

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Man denies Jewson machinery robbery

A man has denied stealing machinery from builders’ merchant Jewson. Alan Peacock is alleged to have received two pieces of machinery from builders’ supply firm Jewson on Back Hilton Road in Aberdeen on April 17 last year, before stealing them. Peacock pleaded not guilty to the accusation through his solicitor …

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What about us?

Fiona Russell-Horne

We often plough so much energy into the big picture, we forget the pixels. Construction is a huge industry, and a hugely diverse one, with myriad roles and mini-sectors within in it. We all know that. But sometimes it’s easy to forget it. The UK construction industry isn’t just about …

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Kohler Mira promotes Baker to md post

Kohler Mira, parent company of Mira Showers, has appointed Craig Baker as its new managing director – taking over from Liz Hazeldene who stepped down last month. He was appointed following “a short but in-depth process that involved both external applicants and internal candidates from across the Kohler Co global …

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BMI invests in multi-million pound technology hub

Roofing and waterproofing giant BMI Group has made a multi-million pound investment in a new Technology Hub as part of a major commitment to accelerate the integration of data and digital capabilities into the manufacturing. The Hub, in Reading, Berkshire, is part of the move by BMI owner Standard Industries …

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Ker-ching….sort of.

Fiona Russell-Horne

If money go before, all ways do lie open. I always knew there was a reason I liked this industry so much. Step forward and take a bow, Lawsons, Keyline, Huws Gray, Elliott Brothers, Williams Trade Supplies, Donaldson Timber, Parker Building Supplies and all those other merchants who are currently …

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Merchants ahead of gender pay gap game

Builders merchanting is better than most other sectors in paying men and women equally, research has found. By law, all companies, charities and public sector departments of 250 employees or more must publish their gender pay gap figures. Figures obtained by the BBC showed overall, the median pay gap in …

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