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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

WCoBM installs new Master

Pippa Latham was installed as the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in the City of London at the end of October 2018. On the same evening Wardens Dame Fiona Woolf, D.B.E, DL and Stewart Pierce were elected to support the Master …

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Out of the frying pan?

Fiona Russell-Horne

Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root That takes the reason prisoner How is it possible that we have made such a mess of things? Well I say “we” but of course what I mean is the government. And the …

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BMJ Industry Awards 2019 – Nominate Now!!

Nominations close for the BMJ Industry Awards 2019 on January 14 2019. Click HERE to nominate your favourite merchants, supplier brands, trainees, showrooms and industry people. The awards celebrate the very best brands, merchants and people at the heart of the builders’ merchants sector. More and more heavyweight industry names have been signing up …

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Egger helps four local charities

EGGER (UK) Limited has presented four local charities with a grand total of £25,000, raised by the company and its Hexham employees. The four charities were: The Hextol Foundation, Useful Vision, Chin Up Charity and Corbridge Youth Initiative. Bob Livesey, commercial director at EGGER Western European Division and chairman of …

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Beers buys Bolton business

Liverpool based family-owned timber and builders merchant Beers Timber Holdings bought Tonge Bridge Timber of Bolton. The purchase will increase group turnover to £37 million and the enlarged group will employ 160 staff across their depots in the North West. The group, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016, includes …

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Travis Perkins sets its stall out again

Fiona Russell-Horne

I pray you bear me henceforth from the noise and rumour of the field, where I may think the remnant of my thoughts in peace, Were Travis Perkins’ eyes bigger than its stomach back in May 2010 when it bought the BSS group and became the building and plumbing merchanting …

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TP to sell P&H division

The UK’ s largest builders an plumbers merchant chain Travis Perkins Group  has announced that it is putting up its Plumbing and Heating division for sale. A strategy update issued this morning (December 4) said that Travis Perkins is seeking to simplify its structure and streamline its cost base, focus …

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Pavestone rally the troops for charity

The Pavestone Rally is back. Following the huge success of the Pavestone 2017 Rally, the 2019 Rally will start on 5th September from Reims in Northern France to Stuttgart, Salzburg, Venice and finishing on the 8th September in the beautiful setting of Lake Como. Entrants simply have buy a road-legal …

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Stelrad adds new silouette to Vita and Softline

The latest addition to the growing Stelrad Radiator range is the Silhouette with versions now available in the Vita and Softline Series. The Silhouette features sophisticated vertical lines on the fascia creating a crisp, clean, bold appeal. The Vita has flat grille and side panels whilst the Softline features gently …

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Visqueen acts on Hinckley Point gases

Visqueen gas protection systems have been supplied by SIG Construction Accessories to an accommodation facility for Hinckley Point construction workers and their families in order to protect against ground gases. Working with contractors Laing O’Rourke, a comprehensive gas protection membrane system was installed at the development in Bridgwater, Somerset which …

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