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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Froch opens Frank Key’s new Sheffield branch

Former world boxing champion Carl Froch MBE officially opened the newly-refurbished Sheffield branch of independent builders merchant Frank Key this morning (September 9). The Nunnery Drive branch of Frank Key Building Supplies in Park Hill, Sheffield has undergone a £250,000 investment, including a complete internal and external refit. Froch was …

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Pavestone rally: the convoy continues

Check out the latest Pavestone Rally gallery…. The 2019 Psvestone Rally saw entrants buying  a road-legal car for under £500 (the cheaper the car, the more fun!), dressing it up and hitting the road for four days to Lake Como. Dressed in fancy dress, they have to complete challenges along …

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Keyline relocates from Warrington to Widnes

Keyline, the civils specialist merchant, has made a move to further strengthen company growth by relocating its Warrington branch to a brand new 3.5-acre site in Widnes. Keyline had outgrown the Warrington branch location and the Widnes site gives it an additional 2.5 acres of space. This will allow Keyline …

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Pavestone Rally: it all starts here….

Five days. Four countries. 2,250 miles. 31 teams. The Pavestone Rally 2019 starts here. In cars that cost no more than £500, the teams are heading from Reims to Lake Como, via Stuttgart, Salzberg and Venice, completing a variety of challenges along the way and donning an array of fancy-dress …

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Kerridge Commercial Systems buys MAM Software Group

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has agreed the acquisition of MAM Software Group, Inc, the global provider of on-premise and cloud-based business management solutions for the automotive parts, tyre and vertical distribution industries. The all-cash transaction is approximately $154.2 million. “This all-cash transaction provides MAM Software’s stockholders with a premium over the …

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Cromar launches ultimate roof coating technology

Cromar’s latest new product Hydrosil is the ultimate high performance premium roof coating. Silicone based, it has been specifically formulated to deliver direct bond adhesion over most common roof substrates and membranes, covering over one and a half times that of a standard PU coating giving great money saving benefits. …

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UK construction sees sharpest decline in new work since March 2009

For the fourth month in a row, the UK construction sector has declined, according to the key findings of the latest IHS MARKIT / CIPS UK CONSTRUCTION PMI® report. Commercial work was again the worst performing area of activity in August, with survey respondents citing delayed decision-making among clients in …

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A million questions, not one answer

Fiona Russell-Horne

Success is relative. It is what we make of the mess we have made of things. There’s a school of thought that recessions come in ten-year cycles. Which, even with my Grade B O Level maths, I reckon makes us a year late in starting this next one. New orders …

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Snickers advances protective wear

ProtecWork is a new collection of advanced protective working clothes and accessories from Snickers Workwear, developed through close consultation with users and employers in the railway and energy sectors around Europe. Market-leading risk-protection properties of the clothing are integral components of the extensive range of Base-, Mid- and Top-Layer garments …

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