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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

BMJ LEAGUE TABLES CORRECTION

In the 2019 edition of the BMJ League Tables, it incorrectly stated that Parker Building Supplies had left the NBG buying group. This is not the case, Parker Building Supplies are still members of NBG. BMJ would like to apologise to Parkers and NBG for the error. The corrected league …

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Landscaper paves the way to BMF Members’ Conference

TV broadcaster and garden designer David Domoney is hosting the 2019 BMF Members Annual Conference and Awards, which takes the theme Together we are Stronger. Domoney, who has won 30 Royal Horticultural Society Medals and two Best in Show category trophies, presents landscaping and construction on ITV1’sgardening show, Love Your …

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Cometh the hour; cometh the man

Fiona Russell-Horne

To have the respect of your peers is the best thing As a sports fan, a tennis fan and a mahoosive Andy Murray fan, obviously I was glued to Five Live on Monday, listening to his final match in the Australian Open. Non-tennis fans bear with me, I’ll get to …

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Grafton update shows turnover growth

Grafton Group plc, the international builders merchanting and DIY Group, saw turnover increase by 8.7%, according to a trading update for the year ended 31 December 2018. The update, issued in advance of the announcement of the group’s Final Results for 2018 on 28 February 2019, shows group revenue for …

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Timber specialist joins H&B group

Independent merchant buying group H&B has recruited leading London timber specialist Fulham Timber to its ranks. Fulham Timber is a family-owned builders merchant based in Brixton and established in 1984. It turns over more than £12m per annum from a branch network in Balham, Brixton, Colliers Wood and Croydon, supplying …

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Heatrae Sadia to leave Norwich for Preston

Electric water heating manufacturer, Heatrae Sadia is to close its factory in Norwich,  leading to the loss of up to 200 jobs. The move is part of parent company Baxi Heating UK’s proposals to reorganise its UK operations and would see the Heatrae Sadia operation move to the Baxi facilities in Preston. The …

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BMJ INDUSTRY AWARDS 2019: Enter by January 14

The deadline for entries for the 2019 BMJ Industry Awards is Monday 14 January. So all innovative brands, outstanding merchants and incredible individuals from across the builders’ merchants sector are encouraged to submit an entry and make sure they are in the running for a prestigious accolade at the 2019 BMJ Industry …

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Ariston’s new Aures water heater

 Ariston has added the Aures Slim Multi to its portfolio of electric water heaters. Suitable for a wide range of applications, from bathrooms and kitchens to loft conversions and utility rooms, each compact unit can simultaneously supply multiple outlets – such as a sink and a shower – with instantaneous …

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Dunlop RX-3000 Waterproof Wall Tile Adhesive

New from Dunlop is the  RX-3000 Waterproof Wall Tile Adhesive, a high performance D2 ceramic wall tile adhesive that can be used in several wet environments including bathrooms, power showers and wetrooms. RX-3000 comes ready-mixed for instant use and its benefits include ease of use and instant grab, as well …

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Construction sees “disappointing end” to 2018

Construction business activity growth was at a three-month low with new orders coming in at a relatively subdued pace. That’s according to the MARKIT / CIPS UK CONSTRUCTION PMI® UK, whose only real bright spot was a sustained rebound in civil engineering activity, which rose at the fastest pace since …

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