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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

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Fiona Russell-Horne

I am pleased to tell you that we have been busy the whole of the lockdown and none of us has missed a day There’s nothing quite like that heart-stopping moment when you open an envelope and see that you have messed up your exams. The realisation that you have …

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Jewson customers confident following Covid pandemic

Some 73 per cent of tradespeople are optimistic about the amount of work in the pipeline over the next six months, as the building trade recovers from the impact of the nationwide lockdown, according to research conducted by national builders merchant Jewson. The results of the survey of over 650 …

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CCF announces Covid-safe branch adaptations

Nationwide distributor of insulation and interior building products, CCF, part of the Travis Perkins group, has announced that it has adapted its branches to cope with social distancing requirements. The solutions include providing specific precautionary measures for drivers and erecting a glass screen at the trade counter to form a …

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Lakes and BMA campaign on safer bathroom working practices

Lakes Showering Spaces has produced two free ‘Safe Working in the Home’ guides – one for bathroom installers and one for homeowners to help both parties navigate safely the challenges of fitting bathroom products in the ‘new normal’. Endorsed by the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA), the two new guides bring …

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Carl Kammerling boosts marketing strength

Hand tools, tools storage, power tool accessories and security solutions provider Carl Kammerling International has announced the appointment of Mark Raines as head of marketing. Raines joins from Bosch Power Tool Accessories where he was a head of product management at its headquarters in Switzerland, with responsibility for one of …

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Benchmark drives through Bredbury branch

Builders’ merchant Benchmark Building Supplies is to open a new branch in Bredbury, near Stockport, with a drive-through service for customers. The branch, which opens  on Monday ( August 24), s on a 35,000 square foot site and will allow customers to drive their vehicles directly through the warehouse to …

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UK Construction Week reveals roadmap to recovery

Organisers of construction industry event and exhibition platform UK Construction Week have been working with key stakeholders to create an 18 month UKCW Road to Recovery capitalising on the government commitments made towards the construction industry. The roadmap to recovery includes a new UK Construction Week set to take place …

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Travis Perkins’ survey finds UK trades remain optimistic despite Covid-19 and Brexit

Builders, electricians, decorators, plumbers and joiners are more optimistic now than they were after the Brexit vote and the midst of the financial crisis in 2008, according to a survey by builder’s and plumber’s merchant group Travis Perkins has found. The group’s Repair, Maintenance and Improvement (RMI) Index reveals a confidence score …

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RGB commits to Air Ambulance charities

Independent Devon-based builders merchant RGB Building Supplies is raising vital funds for the two air ambulance charities. The builder’s merchant has pledged to donate 25p to the charities from the sale of every promotional bulk bag, of aggregates, such as sand, crushed stone and gravel. Kevin Fenlon, CEO of RGB Building …

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SCA Merchant Services adds to customer services team

SCA Wood UK have expanded their customer services team in Welshpool, Powys. Harriet Wallsgrove has been appointed as commercial support manager, and Michael Wall and Zoe Evans, as customer services and sales assistants. Wallsgrove previously worked for SCA shortly after leaving school, supporting the internal sales team before moving into …

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