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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

BMF and MPs work to support smaller housebuilders

MP Andrew Lewer

The Builders Merchants Federation has welcomed the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for SME Housebuilders, on the grounds that the interests of smaller housebuilders are not properly understood nor advanced at Westminster – and that this must improve if England is to build anywhere near 300,000 new homes per …

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Marshalls’ marketing director gets OBE

Chris Harrop, the group marketing director of hard landscaping manufacturer Marshalls plc, has been awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to the prevention of modern slavery and exploitation in the Queen’s new year’s honours list. Stretching back to 2005, Harrop spearheaded Marshalls’ efforts to eliminate child labour …

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Kent Blaxill sells Global Stone

East Anglian builders merchant group Kent Blaxill has sold its subsidiary company, Global Stone (Colchester) Ltd to its key supplier, Shree Agencies of India. Global Stone was established as a wholesaler of natural stone paving 16 years ago to supply the domestic paving market.  From the outset, Global Stone has …

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Bekstone appoint commercial director

Bekstone has appointed Matt Keslake as commercial director responsible for the sales & marketing of all Bekstone products. With a commercial background in the specification and sales of concrete products, Keslake brings strategic focus to significantly grow the revenue of the Oxfordshire based structural building products business. He said: “The …

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Fairy tale of Westminster and Brussels

Fiona Russell-Horne

They’ve got cars big as bars, they’ve got rivers of gold But the wind goes right through you, it’s no place for the old When you first took my hand on a cold Christmas Eve You promised me Broadway was waiting for me Even though I wrote this, it strikes …

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JCB picks up multi-million pound TP order

Builders merchant group Travis Perkins has invested in 500 new JCBs worth more than £7m for its Tool Hire division. Travis Perkins has bought a fleet of JCB mini excavators and One Tonne High Tip site dumpers to strengthen its UK-wide tool hire business. This brings the company’s investment to …

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WCoBM installs new Master

Pippa Latham was installed as the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in the City of London at the end of October 2018. On the same evening Wardens Dame Fiona Woolf, D.B.E, DL and Stewart Pierce were elected to support the Master …

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Out of the frying pan?

Fiona Russell-Horne

Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root That takes the reason prisoner How is it possible that we have made such a mess of things? Well I say “we” but of course what I mean is the government. And the …

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BMJ Industry Awards 2019 – Nominate Now!!

Nominations close for the BMJ Industry Awards 2019 on January 14 2019. Click HERE to nominate your favourite merchants, supplier brands, trainees, showrooms and industry people. The awards celebrate the very best brands, merchants and people at the heart of the builders’ merchants sector. More and more heavyweight industry names have been signing up …

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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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