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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Toolstation releases monster ad campaign

Toolstation, has launched a new TV advert, designed to celebrate the skills of key tradespeople across the UK and remind viewers of the tough tasks they face. The latest iteration of the Tools & More brand campaign, which was launched in March this year, shows a female electrician being called out …

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Construction ‘crisis’ warning as supply chain disruption continues

Demand for building materials is ‘higher than ever’ but a disruption in supply chains and rise in the price of materials could lead to a construction crisis. That’s according to Andrew Huxley, the managing director of concrete block manufacturer Besblock, who believes the industry needs to find a solution and …

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Marley eyes stock market flotation

Further growth and acquisitions are on the cards for roofing giant Marley, which has unveiled plans to float on the Stock Exchange. The £150m revenue business, based in Burton, Staffordshire, has been owned for the last two years by private equity firm Inflexion. Marley has grown to a  share of …

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Maddie Durdant-Hollamby

It is with heartfelt sorrow that BMJ writes of the tragic death of Maddie Durdant-Hollamby, marketing executive for Keyline. Maddie, the treasured daughter of Steve and Rachel Durdant-Hollamby, was a lovely, vibrant, talented young woman who was growing into her construction industry marketing career. In a tribute, her parents said: …

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Marley Alutec adds three

Marley Alutec has announced three new staff appointments at its Bedford headquarters. Aamirah Nawaz joins as Internal Sales Support, a role she moves to from inside the organisation, while Andrew Mackenzie as Technical Services Engineer and Alex Wilson as Estimator are roles from outside the company. Mackenzie, has worked in …

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SIG UK adds to timber strength

SIG UK, the supplier of specialist building materials, has announced the appointment of Andy Sawers as Category Director for Timber, a role which will see him take charge of the development of Timber sales in a number of key marketplaces. With extensive experience across the timber industry, Sawers joins SIG …

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Knauf UK gets familiar face as managing director

Knauf UK and Ireland has announced the appointment of Ian Stokes as managing director, who returns to the UK business, having spent the last five years managing the Knauf Northern European region. Stokes has worked for Knauf since 1995, joining the marketing team initially and progressing through commercial roles before …

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517 days later…

Fiona Russell-Horne

People, People who need people, Are the luckiest people in the world Last Wednesday and Thursday, 517 days, or 12,408 hours, after the last one opened, buying society NMBS finally got the Exhibition it had been waiting for. And, to be honest, it wasn’t just NMBS that was anxious to …

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Long term green strategy needed for housing says FMB

The failure of the Green Homes Grant Scheme highlights the need for a long-term strategy to green the nations homes, says the Federation of Master Builders in response to the National Audit Office’s report on the Green Homes Grant Scheme. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), …

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Wavin rewards trade with new App

Global plumbing and drainage manufacturer, Wavin, has launched its new Wavin Rewards app as part of this year’s Gear Up campaign. The mobile app gives customers points every time they buy Wavin products, including those in the Hep2O and Osma ranges. The points can then be redeemed against a range of vouchers and …

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