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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

IDS’s new state-of-the-art worktop picker improves efficiency

IDS has invested £350,000 in a state-of-the-art Hubtex EZK20 worktop picking platform for its warehouse in Newcastle-under-Lyme to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption. The multi-directional picker allows operators to pick from both sides of the warehouse’s cantilever racking, with the capacity for up to 450 worktops per day. Capable …

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So long, farewell etc etc

Fiona Russell-Horne

Nobody heard him, the dead man But still he lay moaning; I was  much further out than I thought And not waving but drowning Bye-bye Honda. So long Nissan. Off you pop Dyson. See y’ later Sony, Farewell…oh you get the picture. The surprise announcement yesterday that Honda would be …

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Myers Group celebrates 90 years

Independent builders merchant group Myers group is celebrating its 90th year in business. It was set up by Hervey Myers as a housebuilding business in 1929 ; today it turns over more than £50m and employs more than 350 people from across the region. The group now comprises subsidiaries Myers …

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Pallett supplier makes recycling pledge

Pallett supplier Goplasticpallets.com has pledged to recycle every plastic pallet and plastic box it supplies to customers. Currently 96% of the plastic pallets Goplasticpallets.com supplies are made from recycled materials. Just 4% are produced from virgin material which is recommended for ultra-hygienic environments, for instance some food and pharmaceutical products. …

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Yale hunts for ultimate breakfast

Security specialist Yale is launching a competition to find the nation’s favourite breakfast. The home security specialist will be asking tradespeople across the UK to submit photos of their favourite breakfast via social media from 25th Feb to the 22nd March. The best entries across four categories (Sweet- Heart, Protein …

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Yale smart lock meets the new Kitemark standard

The Conexis® L1 from security specialist Yale is the smart lock to adhere to the new TS621:2018 standard, created by the Door and Hardware Federation. The standard has now been adopted as the recognised standard for smart locks by the British Standard Institute (BSI), and has received Kitemark status, following …

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Richard Hill takes on pipe group Presidency

Richard Hill of ACO Technologies plc has been appointed BPF Pipes Group President, taking over from retiring President Derek Muckle of Radius Systems. The appointment has a two-year tenure, and began from January 2019. Hill has been in the industry for around 30 years, the last 24 of them as …

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BMI launches new UK & Ireland branding

Roofing giant BMI has brought its UK businesses together under the BMI UK and Ireland banner. The move follows the coming together of Icopal and Monier Redland, and a period of investment in premises, systems and people.   Maintaining the link with some of the sectors best-known names, the new …

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John Sinfield to join BMI Group as Regional President North

BMI Group has announced that John Sinfield will join the roofing giant as Regional President North on 1 March 2019. Reporting directly to BMI Group Chief Commercial Officer Mark Andrews, Sinfield will be responsible for the BMI businesses in the UK & Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Sinfield brings …

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Hargreaves warms to Knauf top job

Knauf Insulation has announced that Neil Hargreaves, the company’s former finance director, has been appointed managing director. In his new role, Hargreaves will be responsible for strengthening the company’s leading position in the mineral wool insulation industry. He takes over from John Sinfield, who is leaving to pursue a new …

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