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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

LRBM renovates gallery space

Reclaimed bricks supplier London Reclaimed Brick Merchants has announced that thousands of its Plain Gault Bricks were used to renovate a new space belonging to the South London Gallery at Peckham Road Fire Station. The Victorian Gothic-style building, reopened over the weekend of 22nd-23rd September as a new area for …

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Dance like no-one is watching

Fiona Russell-Horne

You can dance, you can jive Having the time of your life Maybe I’m getting soft in my old age, but I’m slightly, (only slightly, mind you) warming to Teresa May. It’s not that I think the Chequers deal is the right one for the UK post-Brexit, rather that I’m …

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Covers Aldershot sponsors Knights Youth U13

The Aldershot branch of Covers Timber and Builders Merchants will be sponsoring Farnham Town Knights Youth U13s football team for the next two seasons. The team, which is part of the Farnham Town Football Club, will have the builders merchants’ logo included on its kit during the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 …

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NMBS issues Halloween challenge

The National Merchant Buying Society is setting out to find the independent merchant that best gets into the spirit of Halloween, with the launch of a new fundraising competition to raise money for construction industry charity CRASH. The competition is asking merchant branches to transform their trade counters, displays, or …

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Selco raise over £11,000 for Macmillan

Staff at  builders merchant Selco have raised more than £11,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by serving coffee and sweet treats at branches across the UK. All 66 of Selco Builders Warehouse branches joined in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning by hosting events for customers and suppliers. The coffee mornings brought …

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Toolstream buys Birchwood Price Tools

Birchwood Price Tools has been sold by Travis Perkins PLC to tools supplier and distributor Toolstream Limited. BPT comprises a number of national brands including Scruffs workwear & safety footwear, Defender lighting & power distribution, Van Vault secure storage solutions, and Rhino heating & cooling products. The company, which employs 85 …

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Brick industry moves up a gear

August 2018 saw 21% more bricks being produced in the UK compared with August 2017, according to the latest ONS figures for brick production in the UK. That represents a 39% rise on August 2016, showing consistent growth in output resulting from increased capacity across the sector. For the rolling …

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Strictly special guests booked for NMBS Dinner Dance

Three alumni from BBC TV’s Strictly Come Dancing TV show will be performing at this year’s NMBS Dinner Dance on Saturday October 27th. Singer Pixie Lott, who got to the quarter final of the BBC One show in 2014, will headline the annual buying group event at the Grosvenor House …

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Scary cyber-stuff

Fiona Russell-Horne

The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past. Hands-up who listened to Dr David Day at the BMF Members’ Day event with an increasing sense of trepidation an, by the end, downright terror? Surely I wasn’t …

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BMF hits on John Prescott as first conference speaker

Builders merchants trade organisation the Builders Merchants Federation is packing a punch with its 2019 conference line-up, having announced that Lord John Prescott, the UK’s longest serving Deputy Prime Minister, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker. Lord Prescott represented Hull East as the Labour Member of Parliament for 40 …

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