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Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

Selco makes massive move in Bristol

Builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse will move into a new 140,000 sq ft site on Cater Road in Bishopsworth on December 14. It will make it the largest branch in Selco’s 69-strong UK network. Selco chief executive Howard Luft, said: “The current site has served us well and it will …

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City Plumbing finds “massive demand” for Green Homes Grant

There is a huge demand from homeowners for the Government’s Green Homes Grant , leading to a massive opportunity for builders and plumbers merchants and tradespeople. That’s according to research by plumbing and heating merchant, City Plumbing. According to the survey of 1,000 homeowners living in England, 8 out of …

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Keyline Civils Specialist develops dedicated infrastructure team

Civils and drainage specialist merchant, Keyline has formed a dedicated national infrastructure team to enhance its existing offering.  The new dedicated national team will enhance Keyline’s existing infrastructure service and will be ideally placed to add value to the proposed pipeline of work ahead. Headed by National Sales Director, Christina …

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Grafton reaps lockdown rewards

Builders merchant group Grafton Group plc saw trading rise by 5.1%, to £1.0 billion, ahead of expectations, in the four months to 31 October 2020. A trading update issued this morning (November 12) reports a strong recovery in the period following the significant disruption to trading in the second quarter …

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BSW buys Dick Brothers Forestry

The BSW Group has acquired Dick Brothers Forestry Ltd, the UK’s largest timber harvesting company. Established over 25 years ago and headquartered in the Scottish Borders, the business with help strengthen BSW’s vertical integration of the timber supply chain and secure in-house harvesting capabilities for its forestry and harvesting management …

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Bradfords’ Yorke remembers at Axminster

John ‘Yorkie’ Yorke, one of Bradfords’ team at its Axminster branch, took an hour out of his day today (November 11) to show his respects at the Axminster remembrance service & wreath laying. A 37 year veteran of the Armed forces and local supporter of the Royal British Legion, Yorke …

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A New Hope

Fiona Russell-Horne

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… On the evening of November 8th 2016, I wobbled off to my bed (it was during the NBG Conference after all) around 1am, having kept an eye on the US Presidential election over the course of the evening. Off I …

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Bradfords get their Moes on for the Bros

South West builders merchant Bradfords is supporting the Movember charity push throughout the month of November. Globally, a man dies by suicide every minute of every day. Through a focus on mental health and suicide prevention, as well as other health-harms such as prostate and testicular cancer, Movember exists to …

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Triton adds to board of directors

Triton Showers has made three key appointments to its board of directors. Emily Johnson has been appointed to the position of Sales Director – Retail and Export, having started her career with the firm after graduating from university, working her way upwards from National Account Manager to Head of Retail …

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Covers commits to Burgess Hill FC for 2020-2021

Covers Timber & Builders Merchant is to continue its sposnorship of Burgess Hill Town FC for the 2020/2021 season. A founder member of the Sussex County Football Association, the club currently plays in the Pitching In South East Isthmian League. As part of the sponsorship agreement, Covers’ logo will be …

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