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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR OPPORTUNITY: JT DOVE

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for the position of Commercial Director at the North East’s leading independent Builders & Plumbers merchant, J T Dove Ltd. We are the merchant of choice for a wide spectrum of the construction industry and related trades people. The company, which has a consistent record …

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Brexit ruling makes UK radiators illegal from next year

A recent ruling on changes to CE marking regulations, following the UK’s exit from the European Union, could mean most radiators sold in the UK would be illegal from 2022. The decision not to allow transfer of current CE Mark test certificates, will leave the majority of radiators on sale …

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Pomp and circumstance in the time of Covid

Fiona Russell-Horne

If I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it – keep going, keep going come what may I’m guessing the black Range Rover is a damn sight easier to keep clean and Covid-safe than the gold State Carriage. It was still …

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Triton teams up with Heart of England Forest

Shower manufacturer Triton Showers has set up a  ‘Woodland Wonder’ partnership with environmental charity The Heart of England Forest. The Midlands-based charity is dedicated to creating and conserving a 30,000-acre forest, aiming to plant 13 million native broadleaf trees. as part of a wider mission to reverse centuries of woodland decline. …

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Domus Ventilation adds to sales and specification strengths

Domus Ventilation, part of the Polypipe group, has welcomed David Frimpong as its new national specification manager and Kevin O’Donnell as the regional sales manager – south. Frimpong’s primary role is to deliver existing and new Domus Ventilation solutions into the residential new build market, providing specification support and driving …

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Norbord becomes West Fraser

Norbord Europe Ltd, the engineered wood panel manufacturer, has become part of the Canada-based West Fraser organisation. Norbord’s well-known brand names – SterlingOSB Zero, CaberFloor and CaberWood MDF will remain as part of the West Fraser organisation, and operations will continue as usual at the three UK plants in Cowie and Inverness, Scotland; and …

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Naylor Clayware wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Pipe manufacturer Naylor Clayware has won a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for its high-performance products which are used in demanding applications around the world. Naylor CEO Edward Naylor, who has been running the business since 1993, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to receive this award. …

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Increased timber demand puts pressure on supply, says TTF

Rising demand for timber is fuelling pressure on the supply chain, rather than limitations wit the supply itself. That’s according to a market statement relased by the Timber Trade Federation, which aims to provides a slightly longer perspective by taking a look at the data on volume and average cost …

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Construction sees fastest rise in new orders for six years

The UK construction resurgence continued in April with workloads boosted by the fastest rise in overall new orders since September 2014. That’s according to the latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI® Total Activity Index which showed a headline figure of 61.6 in April, down only fractionally from March’s six-and-a-half year …

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Azpects adds to marketing team

Azpects Ltd, creators of EASYJoint, has welcomed apprentice Chloe Ryman to the marketing team. Azpects created an in-house marketing function in 2020, hiring two industry professionals to develop and deliver the company’s marketing and communications strategy and is already expanding the department with the addition of an apprentice. Ryman joins …

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