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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Toolbank parent buys in Ireland

Dormole (the privately-owned business that owns Toolbank) has acquired the share capital of Tucks O’Brien Ltd (TOB) and Tucks Fasteners & Fixings Ltd (QFF ) – the leading tools and fixings distributors based in Dublin. Dormole chairman Andrew Strong said: “We are proud to have developed our business in Ireland …

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Anyone got a long spoon?

Fiona Russell-Horne

We shall fight them on the beaches Is anyone else made slightly uncomfortable by the sight of two of the world’s biggest bullies sitting down together with big cheesy grins plastered over their mugs? It can’t just be me surely? There is an argument that runs like this: “Say what …

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IoBM & BMF “in favour” of merger

Builders merchants organisations the Institute of Builders Merchants and the Builders Merchants Federation are likely to merge, following consultations with members from both sides. The initial proposal was announced at the IoBM’s anniversary lunch in at the House of Commons in March and the proposal was put to members and …

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Snows Timber reaps routing rewards

Snows Timber, part of the Bradfords group, has implemented a new routing and scheduling system. The programme, named Routyn, means the company can deliver the same volume of products with 25% fewer vehicles covering 10% fewer miles. Snows is the first company in the UK to use Routyn which was …

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Jewson cooks up investment in York

Builders’ merchant Jewson has invested more than £100k in a new kitchen and bathroom showroom at its York branch. The refurbishment will allow customers to explore the latest kitchen and bathroom designs, as well as chat to the Jewson in branch design experts. Branch manager Matt Freer said: “Our customers …

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Let the train take the strain? Yeah, right

Fiona Russell-Horne

Time flies by when I’m the driver of a train And I ride on the footplate there and back again Under bridges over bridges to our destination   It all seems so easy when you are a child, playing with your wooden Thomas the Tank engine train layout. Train leaves …

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Croydex appoints Noyes as account manager

Rob Noyes has joined bathroom accessories specialist Croydex as National Account Manager. He joins the manufacturer from La Hacienda where he held roles in the corporate sales team, managed a wide range of high street retailers, including John Lewis and Aldi, and helped promote products live on a UK shopping …

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Long Rake Spar’s new brochure

Long Rake Spar’s new Natural Selection Brochure for 2018 has been released. The brochure has been designed to help stockists, landscapers and end users select the best decorative aggregates for their needs. Originally launched in 2008, the Natural Selection includes a range of products that add aesthetic appeal and durability …

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MKM’s Mick receives hero award

MKM Hartlepool’s Mick Sumpter has collected two prestigious awards on behalf of his charity as well as being bestowed the ‘Teesside Hero Award’ for his lifelong commitments. The recognised charity is the European Children’s Help Organisation (ECHO), of which Sumpter is a trustee. The charity, dedicated to helping disadvantaged children …

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