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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Stamp out the council house shortage

Fiona Russell-Horne

But injustice breeds injustice; the fighting with shadows and being defeated by them necessitates the setting up of substances to combat. Fiddle, fiddle fiddle. That’s all it is. Fiddling with stuff but not actually fixing it. When he was Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne altered the stamp duty thresholds, …

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Chandlers take on rally challenge

Fresh from the company’s triumph at the BMF Mastermerchant competition, a team from Sussex-based independent builders merchant Chandlers Building Supplies has unveiled a fully ‘pimped up’ and refurbished Reliant Rialto for its entry into the Pavestone Rally 2019, which starts on September 5th from Reims in Northern France to Stuttgart, …

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BMF in Pavestone Rally challenge

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchant Federation is supporting its members and chosen charities by entering a team again in the Pavestone Rally 2019. Oz Bham, Richard Ellithorne, James Spillane and Glenn Paddison are all taking part in the event and are asking for as much support as possible …

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Travis Perkins’ Ben is Europe’s stongest man

The strongest man in Europe works for builders merchant Travis Perkins. Ben “Badger” Brunning took first place at the Official Strongman Games European Championship in Rotherham on Sunday August 4th. The 31-year-old is now looking forward to the world championships in Florida, but still had to be back in the …

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Recruitment nightmares

Fiona Russell-Horne

O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us So, the figures from the Office for National Statistics, released yesterday morning (August 13), show that the number of people in work reached a record 76.1% between April and June 2019. However, the figures also …

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Plumbase adds to sales and operations role

Plumbers’ merchant Plumbase has appointed Matthew Longford as its new head of sales and operations, focused on driving sales and margin growth. Longford has previously worked in retail and distribution before he moved into the HVAC sector. He was formerly general manager for domestic boiler manufacturer Ravenheat Manufacturing. “It’s a …

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Quinn adds new Tabb to Rooftiles role

Quinn Building Products has appointed Ryan Tabb as its new Rooftiles GB Business Development Manager. The appointment comes after a very successful four years for Tabb as Quinn’s Area Sales Manager for the North West region. He has worked in the construction sales sector for 17 years and will be …

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Visqueen appoints in the north

Visqueen has appointed Georgia Oxbrough as business development manager for the North of England and Scotland. Oxbrough has been with the company for six years starting with an NVQ apprenticeship in business and administration, moving to key accounts support & development executive to senior specification support & development executive, then …

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Thompson & Parkes adds DIY store

Independent builders merchant Thompson & Parkes is launching its first retail DIY shop in Stourpor. Nikki Shipton has been appointed as the branch manager and Harry Dowling-Bingle as its Supervisor. Shipton says: “I’m thrilled to be a part of Thompson and Parkes and I am very excited to be on …

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BMC Ltd opens new Goole branch

Independent builders merchant Builders Merchant Company Ltd has opened its third branch in three years in Goole, East Yorkshire. The site consists of a 25,000 sq ft warehouse, external yard and separate show room facilities, and will be a flagship branch for the company. Due to its size and location …

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