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Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
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Turner joins IBC

The IBC Buying Group is continuing its expansion with the recruitment of Vince Turner in the newly created role of marketing manager. Turner has a long history of working in the housebuilding and construction industry, having previously held senior marketing positions at companies such as Taylor Wimpey, Enfield Safety and …

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Dormole invests in Harrison & Clough

Forgefix owner, Dormole Ltd has taken a majority stake in Harrison & Clough (H&C), the fixings and fasteners wholesaler based in Keighley. Michael Brown, managing director of Forgefix who led the discussions with H&C said: “We have long been admirers of H&C who have developed several market leading brands such …

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Obituary: John Twallin

John Twallin, who died on December 14, was the driving force behind the creation and growth of the tools and hardware distributor Toolbank, and of its parent company, the Dormole group. Twallin (or JT as he was affectionately known) was effectively born into the tool trade: he was a direct …

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It’s all gone a bit Stormzy

Fiona Russell-Horne

Here comes the rain again, Falling on my head like a memory Falling on my head like a new emotion. I want to walk in the open wind   The problem with the naming of storms is that some names are more, well, stormy, than others. Take Storm Ivan, for …

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BMJ Industry Awards: ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED

We understand that the start of the New Year is a busy time for everyone, that’s why the BMJ Industry Awards team is giving you a couple of extra weeks to ‘dot the Is’ and ‘cross the Ts’ of your submission into the 2020 scheme! So, whether you’re a trend-setting …

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Richard Burbidge relocates head office

Leading stair parts decking accessories and decorative mouldings supplier Richard Burbidge, has relocated its head office to Chirk, North Wales, joining the company’s existing onsite manufacturing and distribution facility. The move will improve both the service and quality of products by having all staff in one location, unifying working relationships …

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TG launches Bridgnorth bathroom and kitchen showroom

Shropshire builders merchant Tudor Griffiths Group has created the TG Dreams Kitchens and Bathrooms showroom at its branch in Bridgenorth, which covers 300 sq m over two floors, and has six full-sized kitchen displays and ten full-sized bathroom displays inside. The branch on the six-acre site at Chartwell Park is …

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Bradfords flies high for safety standards

Builders merchant Bradfords Building Supplies kick-started its 250th year with a visit to the Royal Navy’s Flight Safety Centre at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset to get an insight into the aviation industry’s safety culture. Bradfords aims to put safety at the forefront through 2020. Hosted on the day by the …

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Travis Perkins offloads Primaflow F & P division

Travis Perkins plc, the UK’s largest merchanting group announced this morning (January 13th) that it has sold its plumbing and heating distribution business, Primaflow F & P, to Newbury Investments (UK) Ltd, a specialist distribution group. In December 2018, Travis Perkins announced a strategy to simplify and focus on its …

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

Fiona Russell-Horne

And I still find it so hard, To say what I need to say But I’m quite sure that you’ll tell me Just how I should feel today It’s one of those facts beloved of newspaper journalists, desperate for something to write about post-Christmas and New Year, that January is …

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