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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Small is beautiful

Fiona Russell-Horne

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. It’s cold, chucking it down outside and the neighbour’s tree surgeons have been making a racket …

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The data game

Fiona Russell-Horne

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has the data Growing up in the 1970s, this is the time of year when I would grab hold of the Argos catalogue and scour through the toy section, turning down the pages when I found yet another item that I …

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Crash, bang, wallop

Fiona Russell-Horne

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there As a journalist whose technique is rather more on the ‘let’s have a nice chat over a cup of tea and see if we can get some sort of story out of it’ than the ‘go …

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Talasey Group goes marching in with Saints

Landscaping group Talasey Group has become a patron of the Saints Foundation – the charity of Southampton Football Club. The Foundation helps people to fulfil their potential to be more-involved, healthier and more-empowered members of the community. Talasey Group will use its bronze patronage as a springboard to get involved …

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Snows falls into administration

Less than a year after it went through a management buy-out, timber importer and distributor Snows Timber went into administration on November 18. Matt Haw and Matt Wild from RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP have been appointed joint administrators of the 200 year old company. The administrators want to sell the …

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Quinn trebles up at NBG Conference 2019

Irish building products supplier Quinn Building Products walked away with three awards and a second place trophy at the end of the National Buying Group’s 2019 Conference and Supplier of the Year Awards. The buying group, now in its 16th year, made the presentations to suppliers across its portfolio of …

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Three weeks, two days to go…

Fiona Russell-Horne

It has always seemed to me that, so long as you produce your dramatic effect, accuracy of detail matters little As usual, the devil will be in the detail. However, I don’t think this election is being fought on the detail, nor will it be won on the details. Perhaps …

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Cairngorm Capital adds Grant & Stone to merchant mix

Specialist private investment firm Cairngorm Capital has added independent builders merchant Grant & Stone to its portfolio. Established in 1987, Grant & Stone has three specialist building, plumbing and electrical divisions,  giving it 29 branches across the Thames Valley, consisting of builders’ merchants, electrical wholesalers, plumbers’ merchants, timber merchants, as …

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Grant appoints two renewable managers

Grant UK has appointed two renewable business development managers – David Garcia and John Morris – to boost sales support in the renewable market sector. David Garcia is the renewable business development manager for Scotland and started his career working in an independent merchant,  moving to a boiler manufacturer for …

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BMF bags bronze Armed Forces Covenant badge

Builders merchants trade association, the Builders Merchants Federation has received a Bronze Award for demonstrating its support for the Armed Forces community through the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  The scheme encourages employers to support the defence community and highlights companies that share the same values as the armed forces. To …

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