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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Covers continue with Chichester RFC

Chichester-based independent builders and timber merchant Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has announced that it will continue with its sponsorship of Chichester Rugby FC for the the 2019/2020 season. Covers, which is based on Quarry Lane, has been sponsoring the club for the past few years. Its sponsorship deal includes …

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Orkla House makes digital appointment

There’s a new digital marketing manager at Orkla House Care UK, the supplier of painting, decorating and cleaning products for both the professional and DIY markets. Jonathan Weaving will work across a range of Orkla House brands including Harris, Hamilton and Lynwood, having worked within digital marketing for several years, …

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Selco drills down for the future

Builders merchant Selco has made a donation of drills to the Manchester College’s School of Construction Trainee carpenters and joiners at have received Bosch Combi GSB 18V-21 drills to help with the practical elements of their course. Gary Wallworth, course tutor at Manchester College’s School of Construction, said: “This is …

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Elliotts Living Spaces appoints new manager

Elliotts Living Spaces, the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom showrooms arm of Elliotts Builders Merchants, has   a new manager. Victoria Anderson. Anderson has been designing kitchens for 15 years and has worked as a designer for the brand for the past five years. She contributed to the refurbishment of the original …

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Dunlop continues to strengthen sales and marketing team

Dunlop – manufacturer of tiling and flooring products for the trade – has made two new appointments. Kathryn Hyde has joined as marketing manager, and David Moore as area sales manager for the North West and North Wales respectively. Hyde brings with her a wealth of expertise in communications and …

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Market conditions hold Grafton back

Merchanting group Grafton Group plc saw revenue for the first half of 2019 rise by 2.4% according to a trading update issued this morning (July 10), ahead of its Interim Results which will be announced on Friday 30 August 2019. Group revenue was £1.48 billion, up from £1.45 billion at …

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Keyline integrates Rudridge

Specialist civils distributor Keyline has announced the integration of its Rudridge sister company – also specialists in groundwork, civil engineering and drainage materials – into its network of more than 50 branches across the UK. From July, Rudridge branches will feature a new co-brand and will adopt Keyline’s IT platform …

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Ideal Standard opens new Clerkenwell showroom

Ideal Standard International, the bathroom solutions manufacturer, has opened a new £1 million showroom in the architectural hub of Clerkenwell, in London. The  four-storey London Design and Specification Centre was created to bring together a variety of industry professionals, from architects and designers to project developers and specifiers. Group CEO …

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Darroch damned in Donald’s dummy spitting spat

Fiona Russell-Horne

Being on President Nixon’s enemies list was the highest single honour I’ve ever received.   It’s been a while since this column had a pop across the Pond at POTUS and this morning’s headlines that the White House has broken off relationships with Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States of America …

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Graham’s Gledhill makes Ideal move

David Gledhill, formerly managing director of Graham the Plumbers’ Merchant, has taken up the same post at bathroom distributor Ideal Bathrooms. Gledhill joins Ideal Bathrooms, part of Saint Gobain UK & Ireland and sister company to Graham, with over 35 years’ experience in the merchant and distribution sectors. He said: …

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