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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Wolseley UK: all trade counters to reopen from July 1

Heating and plumbing merchant Wolseley will fully reopen all of its UK trade counters from tomorrow (July 1). Wolseley, which has been operating an order and collect service for essential maintenance since early in the lockdown period, has been reopening trade counter doors on a phased basis since June with …

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Building Britain is vital says Besblock

Stimulating the house building market and getting Britain building is vital to keeping the construction industry moving beyond the completion of current projects, according to Andrew Huxley, managing director of leading concrete manufacturer, Besblock. Huxley said he was concerned by new research from property agency Savills and housing charity Shelter, …

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Howarth goes semi-pro in Selby

Timber and builders merchants Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has helped semi-professional football team, Selby Town FC, with a donation of materials to help it build a brand-new clubhouse. The York branch supplied the materials – which included piping and pipe insulation, valves and concentrated inhibitor – and the company …

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SIG Roofing celebrates ‘Homes for the Homeless’ completion

SIG Roofing is supporting a new community enterprise scheme to create sustainable housing for the homeless community in Cambridgeshire. The initiative was introduced as part of a new ‘Home First’ project, involving Allia Future Business Centre, Jimmy’s night shelter, the parish of Holy Cross Cambridge and New Meaning – a …

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Energy conscious retrofit standard welcomed by Safeguard

A new standard aimed to professionalise the planning and delivery of domestic retrofits to improve energy efficiency has been welcomed by Safeguard Europe, the specialist in damp and waterproofing, and masonry repair solutions. PAS 2035:2019 is being applied to a handful of projects now, with a transition period until June 2021 …

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Selco raise the dough for charity

Colleagues at builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse have raised £1,000 for its nominated charity by baking creative cakes. For each cake baked, Selco pledged to donate £10 to its charity for 2020, Global’s Make Some Noise. Prizes were given for three winners, which included desert versions of a Selco delivery …

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Encon adds to fire protection strength

Encon Insulation & Nevill Long has appointed Neville White as business development manager – fire protection, with the aim of building the team’s knowledge and expertise in the supply of fire protection products across all sectors. White began his career working for the manufacturer Cape Boards in 1980 as a …

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NMBS sets out dates for 2022 Conference

Following the coronavirus-fuelled cancellation of this year’s event, independent builders merchant buying society NMBS has announced the new dates for its All-Industry Conference. The next NMBS All-Industry Conference will now take place on 16th to 19th June 2022, and will be held at the same venue – the Hilton Sorrento Palace Hotel …

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BMJ Industry Awards relaunches as online live stream for 2020

Set your Microsoft Outlook calendars for Friday 17th July because the BMJ Industry Awards 2020 is going ahead as a pre-recorded live-stream event. The event will be hosted by Alan Dedicoat, the Voice of the Balls on the National Lottery TV shows and also the announcer from Strictly Come Dancing. …

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