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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Vaillant flocks to Derby sculpture sponsorship

Boiler-maker Vaillant is sponsoring one of the sculptures being used in the Ram Trail, due to take place this summer in Derby. The Ram Trail is a city tour conducted by app and has been designed for Derby by Derby Museums and Wild in Art. It is being supported by …

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Sika gets new general manager

Global building product manufacturer, Sika, has appointed Tom Forsyth as general manager. Forsyth joined Sika in 1992 and has a breadth of experience in Sales, Marketing and Product Management, joining the Management Team in 2007 as the Business Unit Manager for the Concrete division. Further to the successful management of …

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Thornbridge Sawmills and Rembrand Timber add three

Scottish timber specialists Thornbridge Sawmills and Rembrand Timber have strengthened their national sales team with three key appointments. The companies, which are both part of National Timber Group, have appointed  Ricky McGarry as sales director, David Brown as national account director,  and Fraser McNicol as regional sales director. McGarry has …

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International Timber appoints new managing director

Paul Martin has been appointed to the role of managing director at International Timber, part of the Saint-Gobain group and a leading wholesaler of specialist timber and panel solutions. He has held the post of commercial director at International Timber since May 2019 and has overseen the company’s growth while …

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Keyline achieves 10th FORS Gold marker

Civil building materials distributor Keyline Civils Specialist, part of Travis Perkins Plc, has achieved FORS Gold status by the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) for the tenth consecutive year.  FORS recognises exemplary levels of compliance in legal requirements, safety, fuel efficiency, and environmental improvement within fleet operations. To maintain the …

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Travis Perkins invests in mental health

Builders merchant group Travis Perkins plc is on track to deliver on its commitment to ensure there are six times more mental health first aiders (MHFAs) in the business this summer than there were at the start of the year. The safety and wellbeing of colleagues is the Group’s number …

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Spinks invests in transport fleet

Family-run builders merchant AE Spink Ltd  has expanded its commercial fleet to cope with the increase in building materials sales and orders. The arrival of a brand-new Mercedes-Benz Arcox 32 tonne lorry with trailer is one the company’s largest transport investments to date. The lorry is fitted with the latest technology, …

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Robert Price builders merchants heads back to BMF membership

Welsh builders merchant chain Robert Price (Builders’ Merchants) Ltd has rejoined the trade association The Builders Merchants Federation. Established in 1847, Robert Price is one of the oldest merchants in country and is the largest independent merchant in South East Wales, employing some 250 people across a network of 23 branches, …

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Bostik UK commits to renewable resources

Bostik UK has increased the amount of electricity it receives from renewable resources to 100%. The move to maximise the company’s use of renewable energy will enable Bostik UK to report zero emissions for electricity in future, with all electricity coming solely from solar, wind or hydro resources. “This is …

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Polypipe Building Services commits to Mental Health

Polypipe Building Services has used mental Health Week 2021 to announce its commitment to taking care of the mental health of its employees by recently adding four more Mental Health First Aiders. Polypipe now has 16 Mental Health First Aiders across their sites and also aims to have 100% of …

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