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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Bristan Group appoints new interim CEO

Ken Ellis is to take up the role of interim CEO of bathroom brassware group Bristan. Currently the group’s Chief Financial Officer, Ellis replaces Darius Padler, who is leaving Bristan to take up a new opportunity closer to his home in Germany. Padler has been with the Group’s parent company, …

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Azpects adds sales support

Azpects Ltd has welcomed Sophie Wentworth to its Midlands sales team. She has worked in sales for the last 15 years across the heating and plumbing industry and will be focused on supporting suppliers and landscapers across the South-Central region, including Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire, as well as strengthening …

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Palladium helps reindeer maker

Devon-based builders merchant Palladium Building Suppplies has helped out a local man who kept himself busy during lockdown by making wooden reindeer baskets. 82 year-old Brian wanted to keep himself busy during lockdown so started making Reindeer Baskets and selling them with all the proceeds going to Cancer Research and …

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AVS buys Bell Davies

Sussex-based Fencing and landscaping merchant AVS Fencing and Landscaping Supplies Ltd has announced its acquisition of  Bell Davis Ltd in Worthing. Bell Davis will trade under the AVS name with effect from today (Monday November 2) and will be AVS’ 11th branch in the South of England. AVS Managing Director, …

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SIG buys SM Roofing Supplies

SIG Roofing, part of SIG plc has bought SM Roofing Supplies. It will continue to trade under its existing brand but with the full backing of SIG Roofing’s national supply network. First established in 1993, SM Roofing Supplies employs 11 staff and operates from a site in Pelsall, Walsall. The …

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Selco donates to Milton Keynes homeless charity

Selco Builders Warehouse has donated £500 store credit to a homelessness charity in Milton Keynes which offers people shelter in a double decker bus, as it plans a move to more permanent accommodation. The Bus Shelter MK received  the donation as part of the Selco Stars initiative. The charity plans …

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BMF confirms merchants can remain open in second lockdown

Builders and plumbers merchants are essential to the wellbeing of the economy and, as such, can remain open during lockdowns, the Construction Leadership Council has confirmed.   Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of another national lockdown starting this Thursday (November 5), and an emergency meeting of the Construction Leadership Council, …

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MKM buys DTC

Independent builder’s merchant group MKM Building Supplies, is extending its geographic coverage in Scotland with the acquisition of DTC Merchants Limited. The transaction completed on 30th October and it will be business as usual for staff and customers of the Established by Donald Young, Roger Thomson and Colin Cameron in …

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A glimmer in the gloom

Fiona Russell-Horne

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass Nearly half the people in this country are now going about their daily lives under either Tier Two or Tier Three Coronovirus restrictions. Apart from those in Scotland of course, who have five whole …

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CMOStores.com makes new board appointments

Online construction products merchant group CMOStores.com has announced  that Sue Packer is appointed as managing director and Dean Murray as executive chairman. Packer previously served as CMOStores.com’s chief financial officer for two years, after joining the company from RS Connect Group. She has held a number of CFO roles, including …

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