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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Selco helps out at Birmingham’s Wilson Stuart School

 Children at a special school in Birmingham are getting excited to explore the outdoors following a donation from builders merchant chain Selco Builders Warehouse. Wilson Stuart School in Perry Common, Erdington, is constructing wheelchair friendly routes in a school project that takes the classroom outside. The school caters for 229 pupils …

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Promotional month to push heat pump take-up

The heat pump industry is uniting behind Heat Pump Month, designed to support the scale-up of heat pump installations. With heat for homes accounting for 14% of the UK’s carbon emissions, a wholesale switch to energy efficient heat pumps – 600,000 heat pumps a year according to Government figures – …

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Because Covid:

Fiona Russell-Horne

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. “In these unprecedented times”; “Due to the coronavirus situation”; “Because of the staff shortages caused by the pandemic”; “our service levels may slip below what you might expect”; “it may take longer for us to answer your query”: What do …

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RDT’s Clover takes on 84 miles in 48 hours

Bryan Clover, CEO of industry charity the Rainy Day Trust, is taking on an Ultra Challenge to raise money for the charity. On 17th and 18th September he will hike from Bristol to London non-stop in 48 hours. That’s 84 miles carrying a massive amount of water and everything else …

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BMF Young Merchants to get a taste of adventure

Oli France, an adventurer and professional expedition leader, will share some of his experienes at this year’s BMF Young Merchants Conference in October. France has travelled alone and led teams through some of the world’s most dangerous and least visited countries on adventures that have taken him through deserts, jungles, …

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Polypipe pushes forward with RFDA cycling sponsorship

Polypipe is supporting a Yorkshire all-female cycling team in its quest to kick-start a cycling revolution.   The Racescene Female Development Academy is unique in amateur cycling for supporting only female riders,  and, as it enters its third year of competitive cycling, is hoping to put behind it the pandemic …

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Siroflex sticks to multi-surfaces

OB1 from Siroflex Limited is a multi-surface construction sealant and adhesive product   described as a High Spec Hybrid Construction Sealant & Adhesive. The product has a tried and tested formulation, which has been used by the decorating industry for the past fifteen years. OB1 bonds and seals a range of …

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Polypipe welcomes storm overflow provision in New Environmental Bill

New legal duties on water companies and government will be included in the Environment Bill to reduce sewage discharged into waterways, a move that has been welcomed by Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation. The additions to the Environment Bill, which were announced on May 11, include duties on the government …

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Gary Matthews joins The IPG team

Plumbing and heating buying group the IPG  has appointed Gary Matthews as commercial director. He joins the membership group following a progressive career across 30 years in the building materials sector. Matthews will be responsible for engaging IPG suppliers, supporting members’ needs and contributing to the next chapter in The …

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MKM makes it 83 branches with Newark opening

Independent builder’s merchant chain MKM Building Supplies, is opening a new branch in Newark this week, bringing the total number of MKM branches to 83. The 1.7acre site at Stephenson Way on the Brunel Drive Industrial Estate is designed as a one-stop shop for local building trade and retail customers. …

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