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Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
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Cairngorm buys Arnold Laver

Arnold Laver & Co. Limited and The National Timber Group are pleased to announce that they have merged, to create the largest independent timber distribution business in the UK. With combined revenue approaching £250 million, the new enlarged Group has 52 distribution and processing sites extending from the north of …

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Williamson paves the way to Digby Trading

Stone and porcelain landscaping supplier Digby Trading has appointed Andy Williamson as director, to work alongside owners Claire Digby and Darren Digby. Williamson was previously managing director at IKO plc and, prior to that, worked at Yale Security Products and Henkel, is a Trustee of the Rainy Day Trust and …

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Parker joins Pavestone as non-exec

Landscaping specialist Pavestone has announced that it has appointed Tom Parker as a non-executive director with effect from 5 November 2018. In a career spanning 46 years, Parker started his builders’ merchant career at the age of 17, working for MP Harris at the Bexhill on Sea branch. In 1984 …

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NMBS celebrates Dinner Dance with 1200 people

Builders merchant buying group NMBS held its 55th annual Dinner Dance in London last  month. The UK’s largest buying society for independent builders’, timber, hardware, and plumbing and heating merchants held the event on 27 October 2018 in the Great Room at London’s exclusive Grosvenor House Hotel, in Mayfair. Guests …

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Some tricks, not many treats

Fiona Russell-Horne

And at my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot drawing near So it’s the end of austerity is it? Hmmm. I’ll believe that when I see it. Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s latest Budget on Monday was, on the surface, full of treats rather than tricks. Apparently they moved it from its traditional …

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From little acorns do mighty oaks grow

Fiona Russell-Horne

And another one gone, and another one gone Another one bites the dust Hey, I’m gonna get you, too Another one bites the dust Once upon a time, barely two decades ago, a little builder’s merchant was set up in Wales. Because that was the sort of thing that someone …

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BMF bags Trade Association Award

Builders merchants’ trade association the Builders Merchants Federation picked up two awards at the Association Excellence Awards 2018, winning the top honour of Overall Best Association as well as the prize for Best Association Website. The Association Excellence Awards, which are judged by a panel of over 20 CEOs and …

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Encon makes it onto Sunday Times list

The insulation distributor Encon Group has been ranked 98th in the 14th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 League Table. The prestigious index lists the top 250 private mid-market growth companies in Britain who have achieved the biggest sales by managing risk and choosing the right strategic options. …

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IG celebrates diamond anniversary

Lintel manufacturer IG Lintels  has celebrated its 60th birthday with a gala dinner in Cardiff. The evening started with a champagne reception followed by a dinner hosted by David Meade. One highlight of the evening was a special video, made in the style of the Back to the Future films, …

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James Burrell to expand Yorkshire reach

Independent builders’ merchant, James Burrell, has announced the development of a new £2m branch in Yorkshire, set to open in Rotherham early next year. The new site will be the tenth for the family-owned company and is expected to open in spring 2019. The announcement follows a wave of investment by …

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