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Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

Buttle’s Earns Investors in People accolade

Buttle’s, the independent builders’ merchant based in St Albans, has been recognised by Investors In People (IIP) as a great place to work. Formed in 1919, Buttle’s has branches in Leighton Buzzard, Enfield, St Albans and Kentish Town. Fran Boast, Head of People and Development, said: “The Investors in People …

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TG Lynes celebrates 110 years

Industrial plumbing and heating distributor TG Lynes  will celebrate its 110th anniversary in 2022. The Enfield company is planning a series of events  throughout the year, which will see engagement with local communities, colleagues, customers and suppliers. TG Lynes stocks industry leading brands and supplies thousands of products including valves, steel …

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Let them eat cake…oh wait, what?

Now does he feel his title Hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe Upon a dwarfish thief… There are so many things to be concerned about happening in the world right now that really should be putting Cakegate into perspective. But we – the embittered electorate and the mainstream …

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Forterra pushes prices by 10%

Building products manufacturer Forterra has confirmed “significant double digit price selling increases delivered across key products in late 2021/January 2022 with management continuing to review the cost landscape before determining when further price increases will be applied.” Chief executive Stephen Harrison said that the strong customer demand seen through 2021 …

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SIG extends supply chain partnership

SIG UK has become a partner of the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS). The partnership will provide the resources to help SIG UK lead the conversation on sustainable building practices both internally and with its supply chain. SIG UK will encourage suppliers to join the school, making use of the …

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Travis Perkins to relocate in Bristol

Builders merchant Travis Perkins is set to relocate to a new branch in Bristol St. Philips. The new branch is 1.7 acres bigger in size and will be located on Days Road. It opens its doors on the 7th February. The existing 11 strong team from the Albert Road branch will transfer …

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Naylor welcomes VIPS

Naylor Industries welcomed two important visitors to its manufacturing sites last week, the Lord Lieutenant – the Queen’s representative in South Yorkshire  – and MP Miriam Cates. Professor Dame Hilary Chapman DBE visited Naylor’s Wombwell site  on 20 January to formally present the company with the Queen’s Award the Clayware …

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Marsh Industries appoints new director

Marsh Industries, the manufacturer of off-mains drainage products, has appointed Professor Tom Stephenson (FREng, CEng, FIChemE, FHEA) of Cranfield University to the Board as a Non-Executive Director. Professor Stephenson actively supports innovation in the water sector and, as a member of Water UK’s Net Zero Expert Panel, is working towards …

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CPA forecasts output up by 4% in 2022

 Construction output in the industry will grow by a 4.3% in 2022, according to the latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association, slowing to 2.5% in 2023 compared to the 13.3% seen in 2021. Housebuilding  is expected to remain buoyant while infrastructure will be the major driver for growth. Projects …

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Timber Focus timber decking

Timber decking from Timber Focus is available in 32x150mm and 32x125mm in redwood and 32×150 in Siberian Larch. The volumes supplied will range from packs in Siberian Larch from the Warehouse in Staffordshire to full loads in treated softwood from the factory in Estonia. All Decking supplied is FSC Certified. …

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