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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Egger helps four local charities

EGGER (UK) Limited has presented four local charities with a grand total of £25,000, raised by the company and its Hexham employees. The four charities were: The Hextol Foundation, Useful Vision, Chin Up Charity and Corbridge Youth Initiative. Bob Livesey, commercial director at EGGER Western European Division and chairman of …

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Beers buys Bolton business

Liverpool based family-owned timber and builders merchant Beers Timber Holdings bought Tonge Bridge Timber of Bolton. The purchase will increase group turnover to £37 million and the enlarged group will employ 160 staff across their depots in the North West. The group, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016, includes …

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Travis Perkins sets its stall out again

Fiona Russell-Horne

I pray you bear me henceforth from the noise and rumour of the field, where I may think the remnant of my thoughts in peace, Were Travis Perkins’ eyes bigger than its stomach back in May 2010 when it bought the BSS group and became the building and plumbing merchanting …

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TP to sell P&H division

The UK’ s largest builders an plumbers merchant chain Travis Perkins Group  has announced that it is putting up its Plumbing and Heating division for sale. A strategy update issued this morning (December 4) said that Travis Perkins is seeking to simplify its structure and streamline its cost base, focus …

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Pavestone rally the troops for charity

The Pavestone Rally is back. Following the huge success of the Pavestone 2017 Rally, the 2019 Rally will start on 5th September from Reims in Northern France to Stuttgart, Salzburg, Venice and finishing on the 8th September in the beautiful setting of Lake Como. Entrants simply have buy a road-legal …

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Stelrad adds new silouette to Vita and Softline

The latest addition to the growing Stelrad Radiator range is the Silhouette with versions now available in the Vita and Softline Series. The Silhouette features sophisticated vertical lines on the fascia creating a crisp, clean, bold appeal. The Vita has flat grille and side panels whilst the Softline features gently …

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Visqueen acts on Hinckley Point gases

Visqueen gas protection systems have been supplied by SIG Construction Accessories to an accommodation facility for Hinckley Point construction workers and their families in order to protect against ground gases. Working with contractors Laing O’Rourke, a comprehensive gas protection membrane system was installed at the development in Bridgwater, Somerset which …

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Bence puts a new roof over its head

Independent roofing merchant Bence Roofing Supplies, established in 2013, has recently moved its headquarters to a larger site on the Kingsditch Industrial Estate in Northwest Cheltenham. Bence Roofing took the former Nissan & Renault dealership and transformed it into a roofing showroom, within four weeks, with the former mechanical workshops …

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IPG picks up local business award

Littlehampton-based independent plumbing and heating merchants buying group The IPG has been recognised by Arun District Council as 2018’s Business of the Year (10 or more employees). The 21st Arun Business Partnership Awards ceremony took place on the 15th November and saw several local businesses compete across the various categories. …

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MKM moves in on Burnley

Expanding independent builders merchant MKM Building Supplies has opened a new branch in Burnley, its 56th nationally. The branch also contains kitchen and bathroom showrooms staffed by dedicated specialists, building materials, timber, roofing and joinery supplies as well as brick-matching and take-off services, as well as a landscaping display, containing …

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