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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

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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Bence puts a new roof over its head

Independent roofing merchant Bence Roofing Supplies, established in 2013, has recently moved its headquarters to a larger site on the Kingsditch Industrial Estate in Northwest Cheltenham. Bence Roofing took the former Nissan & Renault dealership and transformed it into a roofing showroom, within four weeks, with the former mechanical workshops …

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IPG picks up local business award

Littlehampton-based independent plumbing and heating merchants buying group The IPG has been recognised by Arun District Council as 2018’s Business of the Year (10 or more employees). The 21st Arun Business Partnership Awards ceremony took place on the 15th November and saw several local businesses compete across the various categories. …

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MKM moves in on Burnley

Expanding independent builders merchant MKM Building Supplies has opened a new branch in Burnley, its 56th nationally. The branch also contains kitchen and bathroom showrooms staffed by dedicated specialists, building materials, timber, roofing and joinery supplies as well as brick-matching and take-off services, as well as a landscaping display, containing …

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A very peculiar practice

Fiona Russell-Horne

Lord what fools these mortals be Reading a certain story in the paper this morning, (Friday 23rd) I found myself struck by a very curious, unsettling feeling. It took me a while and two cups of tea to work out what it was and when I did I was really …

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Parker Building Supplies tees off £20,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust

Parker Building Supplies raised £20,000 for its longstanding charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust at the Sussex builders merchant’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Day  on 26th October at Dale Hill Golf Club and Hotel in Ticehurst. With over 100 customers and 26 suppliers present, the charity event began with a ‘Chip the Skip’ …

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Huws Gray adds Audley Builders Merchants

The ink barely dry on its purchase of Ridgeons, acquisitive builders merchant group Huws Gray have bought another: Stoke on Trent based Audley Builders Merchants Ltd. This acquisition will see Huws Gray opening its third site in Staffordshire further strengthening their presence in the area. Audley Builders Merchants (Company) Ltd …

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Institute AGM vetos BMF merger

The Institute Builders Merchants, the organisation that represents individuals working in the merchant industry, has decided not to merge with the Builders Merchants Federation. The decision was taken at the IoBM’s Annual General Meeting on November 7. A proposal had been put to the meeting by President Allan Durning and …

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