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Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

Vaillant works with UK Plumbing Supplies to help local communities

Boiler maker Vaillant has partnered with the UK Plumbing Supplies brands, in a bid to support local communities. Until 30th September every purchase of an ecoTEC plus boiler will see a donation from GB Willbond, HPS, Plumbcity, Plumbstop, Plumbstore, UK-PS, MDS, Plumbase, Gas Centre or Michael Pavis Ltd, matched by …

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Bostik invests in summer of sporting sponsorship

Adhesives, sealants and building chemicals manufacturer Bostik has announced a range of TV and digital sponsorship across several major sporting events during 2021, including the French Open, Wimbledon and the Tour de France. The campaign kicked-off with 600 six-second sponsorship idents being broadcast during the French Open on Eurosport TV …

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BMCO in MBO

Independent builders merchant Builders’ Merchant Company Ltd has completed a management buyout, and appointed two new directors to further enhance the management team. With branches in Lincolnshire and Humber regions, BMC has grown steadily over the last four years, and now has four branches, with a projected turnover in 2021 …

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Cry Freedom. Or not.

Fiona Russell-Horne

What are you rebelling against? What have you got? So near and yet, so far. Just when we think things are getting back to normal – proper normal that is, not the new normal – the data proves otherwise and we are back in the midst of a huge lockdown, …

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UWLA pushes Water matters message in wake of G7 summit

The Unified Water Label Association has urged the bathroom industry to support its Water Matters message as world leaders committed to tackle climate change at the G7 summit in Carbis Bay last weekend. UWLA managing director Yvonne Orgill says: “It was great to see that climate change was a major …

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Covers extends community funding donations

Independent builders merchant Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has donated a second £5,000 to the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF). HIWCF is an independent charitable trust which works with companies, individuals, families and trusts to provide donations and grants to charitable and voluntary groups providing vital services …

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Marley launches 2021 Safe in the Sun campaign

With temperatures rising, roofing systems manufacturer Marley has launched its ‘Safe in the Sun’ campaign for 2021. The annual campaign aims to inform to inform construction industry workers about the dangers of over-exposure to the sun’s powerful and damaging UV rays and the risks they face whilst working outdoors.   Daniel …

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Beers’ board adds two

Two new directors have been appointed to the board of independent Liverpool-based timber and builders merchants Beers Timber & Building Supplies Ltd. Simon Beer and Dave Keogh will join the Board of Beers Timber & Building Supplies Ltd with immediate effect, and will take on new responsibilities ensuring the growth …

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Selco plants seeds to Secret Garden success

A community garden project in Nottingham is springing into full bloom thanks to a helping hand from builders merchant Selco. The ‘Secret Garden’ project is being led by the Pythian Club, an organisation which is based at the Heathfield Community Centre on Ventnor Rise, and which aims to improve the …

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