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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Consulting teams join forces

Wilson Brook Consulting and Business Growth Coaching Ltd have joined forces in a combined partnership seeking to add a more comprehensive set of people related solutions and support to clients during these unprecedented times. This unique offering to the market demonstrates that two complimentary organisations can work stronger together combining …

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Blanco keeps the kitchen clean with Solenta

Sink and tap supplier BLANCO UK has introduced the SOLENTA-S tap to make life in the kitchen cleaner and easier.   The SOLENTA-S tap features a hands-free or manual Start-Stop mode. The professional-style tap is elevated with a precise magnetic spray holder for user accessibility and is available in Chrome and Stainless …

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Instarmac fixes things with Geo-Fix

Instarmac is now supplying the Geo-Fix® All Weather and Original Paving Jointing Compounds. Geo-Fix® is a ready mixed jointing compound that is simply applied to joints with minimal effort. It comes in two versions, Original in 20kg buckets in Buff and Grey and All Weather in 14kg buckets in Natural …

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BMF focuses on sustainability at Virtual Members Conference for 2020

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation has revealed further details of its virtual Members Conference in September. The half-day virtual event will take place on 17 September 2020, sponsored by Marshalls/Stonemarket. Up to 300 delegates can be accommodated by the virtual format and delegates must reserve their place …

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Kitchen and bathroom installation scheme launched for merchants and retailers

A scheme to link kitchen and bathroom installers with consumers via the independent retailer and stockist has been launched by the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI). Protected is a new digital platform that connects homeowners with professionals via the independent retailer or stockist. The retailers or …

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Holibob hullaballoos

Fiona Russell-Horne

Oh, this year I am off to Sunny Spain, Viva, Espana, I’m taking the Costa Brava plane Here’s a thought: Just because something can be done, is allowed to be done, doesn’t mean it should be done. Suitcase: check. Factor 50 sunblock: check. Swimming cossie: check. Flip-flops: check: Floppy sunhat: …

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Donaldson hands over to sixth generation

Neil Donaldson is to retire from timber specialist, James Donaldson & Sons, after 45 years with the business, as he hands over the reins to the sixth generation. Having joined the firm in 1975, after graduating from Heriot-Watt University, Donaldson’s first official role was as a sawmiller, before moving into …

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Makita adds to cordless band saw range

Power tool manufacturer Makita has expanded its range of LXT cordless tools with the launch of the DPB183Z and DPB184Z Brushless Portable Band Saws. Compact and lightweight (the DPB183Z weighs just 3.3kg and the DPB184Z weighs 3.6kg), the saws are easy to manoeuvre around tight working spaces. Angled specifically for …

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Makita adds four to XGT range

Power tool manufacturer Makita has expanded its XGT 40V Max range of cordless power tools with the launch of four new brushless angle grinders and the CF001GZ 40V Max ‘Swing Fan’. To maximise on-site productivity, the GA022GZ, GA023GZ, GA028GZ and GA029Z brushless angle grinders have been designed to withstand frequent …

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