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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

BMF bands together for new charity partner

The Builders Merchants Federation has nominated industry charity Band of Builders as its charity partner for 2022.  Band of Builders provides practical assistance to support members of the construction industry and their families who are faced with life changing or limiting circumstances. Founded in 2016, fuelled by one man’s desire …

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NFRC rebuilds Roofing Suppliers Group with fresh members and new Chairman

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors revealed the members of its newly reconstituted Roofing Suppliers Group at the annual suppliers’ conference held at the Institute of Directors on Thursday, 23 September. The RSG plays an important role within NFRC, providing strategic direction and input into the Management Board on behalf …

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GLOW-WORM LAUNCHES NEW TV ADVERT

Boiler-manufacturer Glow-worm has unveiled the second part of its homeowner awareness campaign, with its first TV advert in more than 10 years. Launching on 1st October, the advert will be airing on C4, ITV and Sky channels, as well as YouTube and is expected to reach more than 33.3 million …

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New business development manager joins HOPPE (UK)

HOPPE (UK) has appointed Vicki Hawkes as business development manager for its national accounts. Hawkes has more than 18 years’ experience working within the architectural ironmongery industry. She has previously worked for Union, Yale and Alpro Hardware, and joins HOPPE (UK) from Strand Hardware where she was area manager for just …

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Aero Healthcare natural fibre, biodegradable wipe in 100% recyclable packaging

Made from compostable biodegradable fibres, Aero Healthcare’s biodegradable wipes are tested to European Standard efficacies.  Covering bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal, chemical disinfectants and antiseptic abilities; the wipes provide a cost effective single solution for protecting employees and helping the environment, whilst not compromising on safety. The new antimicrobial wipes are gently …

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Brett Martin manages stormwater

Brett Martin’s StormCrate55 has been used for the Blue Group site at the New Cheshire Business Park to manage surface water on the site during periods of heavy rainfall. The Sustainable Drainage System was used to create a 325cu m storage tank below a parking area, featuring an attenuation tank and …

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Dik Geurts Soren 5 wood stove

The new freestanding DRU fire is the Soren 5. It has a classic square shape with a distinctive new door design in a dark anthracite finish. The standard heat output is 4.9 kW so it can be used without additional ventilation and it has an A+ energy rating with 82% …

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VitrA’s Scandi-Style extends

Sento, the Scandinavian inspired bathroom range from VitrA Bathrooms, has been extended to include a  Matt Fjord Green and a  Matt Grey finish.  The new  finishes complement existing matt palettes of Anthracite and White. The VitrA Sento range features delicately rounded profiles, with Oak accents in sizes and furniture combinations …

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(Not) Driving Miss Daisy

Fiona Russell-Horne

Well I’m standing by a river But the water doesn’t flow It boils with every poison you can think of The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Except, at the moment you can’t see what the road is paved with because of all the cars queuing to squeeze …

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Bond It launches new App

Sealants, adhesives and chemicals specialist Bond It has launched a new app, to provide quick and easy locating of technical data sheets, declarations of conformity, safety data sheets and application advice relating to their whole product range. A free, quick and easy reference guide providing key information on all Bond …

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