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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Forterra colleagues tackle Mont Ventoux

Staff at building products manufacturer Forterra have successfully completed a Challenge Adventure Charities’ four-day, 620-mile cycle relay through France The eight team members set off from Ouistreham on the Channel coast on 2nd October and arrived in Vaison-la-Romaine, at the foot of the challenging Mont Ventoux Tour de France route, …

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O’Hare joins Permaroof

Firestone RubberCover roofing products importer and distributor, Permaroof has appointed Terry  O’Hare as regional sales manager, covering the south of England to help cement and further develop the firm’s presence in the region through strong relationships with both merchant stockists and installers. Permaroof, which has its head office in Alfreton, …

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Stelrad adds new brand ambassador

Rebecca Williams has joined the Stelrad Radiators Brand Specialists team looking after the Midlands territory. “I’m really enjoying the role and getting to know the teams at the national merchants in my area,” she said. “I’m enjoying working in the heating sector and getting to know more each day about …

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You always remember your first…

Fiona Russell-Horne

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Turn and face the strange) Ch-ch-changes Just gonna have to be a different man Time may change me But I can’t trace time When I joined BMJ as an assistant editor, way, way back as the industry emerged from the last recession-but one, I was, like most magazine newbies, …

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H&B welcomes Noble graduate

h&b Development Group member Wilf Noble, a builders merchant based in Whitby, has graduated to the independent builders merchant buying group’s primary group. Using h&b’s buying deals and support from fellow merchants, Wilf Noble has grown its turnover and proved its compliance. The h&b Development Group was conceived as a …

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Encon adds construction products

Insulation distributor Encon Group has launched a new division, Encon Construction Products, to service the infrastructure sector. The company aims become the UK’s ‘distributor of choice’ for six key product categories: masonry components, concrete and reinforcement, waterproofing, construction chemicals, geotechnical, and groundworking products. The new division will offer tailored solutions …

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Selco to open Oxford distribution centre

Builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse has announced the opening of a Lightside Distribution Centre. Work has begun on the new 60,000 sq ft centre, which is based in Cowley in Oxford and will service all 66 branches across England and Wales when it officially opens in January 2020.   Materials and …

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Women in Business Awards recognises Ibstock’s Kate Tinsley

Kate Tinsley, managing director of Ibstock’s Clay Division, has won  a top prize at the ‘Women in Business Awards 2019’  for her outstanding achievements in the construction sector. The fifth annual LeicestershireLive Women in Business Awards, took place at the Leicester City FC King Power Stadium earlier this month, to …

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Hultofors buys Custom LeatherCraft

The Hultafors Group which owns Snickers Workwear has acquired Custom LeatherCraft, the leading brand of ‘work gear’ for professional tradesmen and women. It’s a product range that includes softside tool carriers, nail bags, tool pouches plus personal protective equipment. Custom LeatherCraft, or CLC as the brand is more commonly know …

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Boris the Bold in EU Bust-Up

Fiona Russell-Horne

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. Well, who would have thought it? (Spoiler alert – lots of us).  Boris the Bold has found it just as hard to find a Brexit deal that pleases everyone as …

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