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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

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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H&B’s M&J plans for head office hub

Independent builders merchant M&J Builders Merchants has unveiled the latest step in its strategic growth plan, receiving planning permission for a new 130,000 sq ft storage and distribution hub near its head office branch in Greenock. The family -owned and -run independent firm, a member of the H&B buying group,  …

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Ibstock in drive for customer value

Ibstock plc, the manufacturer of clay bricks and concrete building products, has launched a new brand identity to ensure its extensive product and service offering is more clearly recognised. The new logo and corporate strapline – ‘At the heart of building’ – has been introduced following extensive research with customers …

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Save the planet

Fiona Russell-Horne

Climate change is not the concern of just one or two nations. It is an issue that affects the whole of humanity and every living being on this earth Reducing our reliance upon fossil fuels is a good thing. That seems to be a given. The Government certainly seems to …

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JCB electrifies Teletruk

The JCB Teletruk telescopic fork lift truck is now available in an electric model, making it suitable for tasks inside buildings as well as outside.   JCB Chief Innovation Officer Tim Burnhope said: “When the JCB Teletruk was first launched it challenged conventional thinking and as well as offering a …

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