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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Winning Ways

Fiona Russell-Horne

An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told. There’s still time – just – to book your tickets to the highlight of the merchanting calendar. Well, the highlight for this month anyway – I’m not so vain that I think that our BMJ Industry Awards – still in its toddler …

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BMJ INDUSTRY AWARDS: LAST CHANCE TO BOOK TICKETS

The 2019 BMJ Industry Awards is this Friday so this is your last chance to book your tickets to the networking event of the Spring. Leading brands and merchants will be heading to The Brewery, London on Friday for the second annual BMJ Industry Awards. With just a few days …

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Keyline Inverness takes on Hepworth Premier Plus Clay status

The Inverness branch of civils, drainage and heavy building materials supplier, Keyline, has become a Hepworth Clay Premier Plus stockist. This means the branch can offer a broader portfolio of products to its customers and enjoy a range of benefits. The scheme rewards committed stockists of Hepworth Clay products and …

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Cromar unveils biggest ever catalogue

Cromar the building chemical company has launched its biggest-ever catalogue. The new publication combines all of the Cromar Roofing range with the new AlphaChem Builders’ range to create the companies biggest and best catalogue yet. Filled with key information on the products and eye-catching adverts all delivered with a fresh and …

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BMJ INDUSTRY AWARDS: BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW

You are running out of time to book your space at the best event for the merchant industry this Spring. The second BMJ Industry Awards takes place at the Brewery in Chiswell Street, London, on Friday May 17th. The only industry awards to reflect the will of the people and …

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Wavin launches new Osma promotion

Plumbing and drainage company Wavin has officially launched the 2019 edition of it’s ‘Take Off with Osma’ – competition offering exclusive prizes for both installers and merchants, designed to promote its drainage brand Osma. This year, merchants can be in with a chance of winning £250 worth of Amazon vouchers …

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Bradfords refocuses on merchant business

The UK’s oldest builders merchant Bradfords Building Supplies, has unveiled its new focus on its builders merchant business, having sold off two businesses – Snows Timber and Crendon in the last year. CEO David Young is leading the reinvestment in the core business which is due to report the highest …

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Grafton sees sales rise in first quarter

Grafton Group plc, the international builders merchant and DIY Group, saw group revenue rise 6.1 per cent to £962 million (four months to 30 April 2018 £907 million) and by 6.5 per cent in constant currency.  Group like-for-like revenue increased by 6.4 per cent. The group has issued a trading …

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Travis Perkins: positive start despite conditions

Builders merchant group Travis Perkins saw group like-for-like sales growth of 7.3% and total sales growth of 5.4% in the first quarter of 2019, compared with the same period a year previously. A trading update issued this morning (May 8) showed strong merchanting like-for-like sales growth of 10.6%, the continued …

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People’s choice

Fiona Russell-Horne

We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that when the voting populace is tired of its government, then said government will get a real roasting in the local elections. And so it came to pass …

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