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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

NBG adds eight suppliers

National Buying Group has added an additional eight Suppliers across the Brick & Block, Roofing & Insulation, Timber, Tools & Workwear and Decorating & Hardware categories. The new suppliers are: Mansfield Brick Co Ltd, U Value Insulation Ltd, Magply, Regatta Ltd, Progressive Safety Footwear & Clothing, Rothley Limited, Samac Fixings …

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Selco becomes partner of Rugby League World Cup 2021

Builders merchant group Selco Builders Warehouse will hit the world sporting stage later this year – after becoming an official partner of Rugby League World Cup 2021. The tournament, to be held at a range of venues in England, runs throughout October and November. As part of the agreement, Selco …

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Keylite launches training mission for merchants

Keylite Roof Windows has launched a new Special Agent campaign, offering merchants the opportunity to learn and win through its online Merchant Training Portal, Keylite Academy. Merchants must complete each module in the Keylite Academy to become Keylite Super Agents, during the campaign, which runs from June until November 2021, …

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Huws Gray adds Higgins

Acquisitive builders merchant group Huws Gray has bought independent Higgins Building Supplies Ltd based in Wellingborough & Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire. The family-owned builders’ merchant, which now operates from a 4.5-acre site and landscaping centre in Wellingbrorough plus a third site in Irthlingborough, was established in 1866 by Thomas Henry Higgins, and …

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New apprenticeship scheme will help merchants

Builders merchants trade association The Builders Merchants Federation has teamed up with Apprenticeship Management Group to launch a new level three apprenticeship. The Level 3 Team Leader Supervisor apprenticeship will support those taking the initial step to becoming a manager, or who have recently been appointed to a junior management …

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WCoBM ups charitable donations during pandemic

Livery company The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants has donated nearly £90,000 during the Covid-19 pandemic to a wide range of causes. Additional donations were made to those supporting the NHS and frontline key workers, as well as trade charities such as the Rainy Day Trust, Crash, Lighthouse Construction Industry …

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PageGroup CEO returns to BMF All Industry Conference

Steve Ingham, CEO of PageGroup, the specialist recruitment company, is to make a return visit to the BMF All Industry Conference. Ingham’s presentation will focus on creating opportunity.  PageGroup’s people first culture has been strengthened by successfully adapting to volatile market and cultural changes, delivering a threefold increase in turnover and …

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PJH invests in distribution

National, bathrooms, appliances and sinks & taps distributor, PJH has invested in three new regional distribution centres – in Enfield, Thirsk, and Bristol. The move brings significant expansion in its Next Day Delivery Service to retailers, to include up to 91% coverage of UK postcodes. The new Enfield, Thirsk and …

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Global timber shortage hits housebuilders hard

Global timber shortages have put the UK housebuilding industry’s supply chain in the eye of a perfect storm – with faltering availability and rapidly rising costs of basic materials such as roofing batten, presenting a serious challenge to the housebuilding industry – and one they must face and deal with …

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Sika adds new general manager

Global building product manufacturer, Sika, has appointed Tom Forsyth as general manager. Forsyth joined Sika in 1992. Based at the Welwyn Garden City Head Office, with a breadth of experience in sales, marketing and product management, joining the management team in 2007 as the business unit manager for the concrete …

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