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Fire in the hold

Fiona Russell-Horne

For want of a nail the shoe was lost, For want of a shoe the horse was lost For want of the horse the rider was lost, For want of the rider the battle was lost For want of the battle the kingdom was lost And all for the want …

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Get your votes out for the industry

Fiona Russell-Horne

Nothing in life gives a man so much courage as the attainment or renewal of the conviction that other people regard him with favor; Not long now!! There’s only three more days for you to vote for your favourites in the BMJ Industry Awards. It’s been really amazing to see …

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Mike Tattam – Running Man, March (less than a month to go)

Guest Blogger - The Running Man

Firstly I’d like to thank all the donors for their kind support last month: My friends from the R&PWCGS, Keith Probyn, Lakes Bathrooms, Beth Cameron, Marilyn Graham, Sean Rice from Grahams, David Tattam, Haj Mahal from Mucklow Hill Interiors, Simon Lawson of Lawsons, Ian Wilson, Mark and Maggie Mulvey and …

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How now brown field

Fiona Russell-Horne

The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. In 1935, the idea of a ‘green belt’ around London, to prevent the entire south east from being paved was first mooted. In essence, it is a ring of …

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The truth, the hole truth

Fiona Russell-Horne

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance. I got stuck at four sets of roadworks on my way to the office this morning. It’s only 17 miles. Two of them were within a mile of each other. While this …

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The bigger picture

Fiona Russell-Horne

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet…However difficult life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up” I was going to write about Teresa May’s pronouncement’s last week on the housing market. …

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Roll up, roll up. Book your awards lunch table now!

Fiona Russell-Horne

If you want to be a winner, hang around with winners Ok, that’s it. If you haven’t entered by now, you’re too late. I am, of course, once again, talking about the inaugural BMJ Industry Award. Can you tell I’m a little bit excited about these? Having closed to door …

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Mike Tattam – Running Man, February (2 months to go)

Guest Blogger - The Running Man

Lakes Bathrooms’ Running Man – Mike Tattam – on his latest training adventures for the London Marathon Firstly I’d like to thank all the donors for their kind support last month: My friends from the R&PWCGS, Simon Bailey & Dave Wheatley both of Lakes Bathrooms, John Fisher, Colin Tattam, Charles …

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Making apprenticeships work in construction

Sue Husband

Sue Husband, Director, National Apprenticeship Service Apprenticeships are at the heart of the Government’s drive to equip people of all ages with the skills that employers need. They provide the opportunity, and the means, to help address the skills shortages reported by many industries. This is especially true in construction, …

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Last chance to enter. Seriously, last chance!!

Fiona Russell-Horne

You’ll be sorry but your tears will be too late Loads of you already have, which is mighty pleasing. What am I talking about? Entering the inaugural BMJ Industry Awards, of course. If you don’t do it today, then you’ll be too late and you run the risk of seeing …

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