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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Travis Perkins: positive start despite conditions

Builders merchant group Travis Perkins saw group like-for-like sales growth of 7.3% and total sales growth of 5.4% in the first quarter of 2019, compared with the same period a year previously. A trading update issued this morning (May 8) showed strong merchanting like-for-like sales growth of 10.6%, the continued …

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People’s choice

Fiona Russell-Horne

We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that when the voting populace is tired of its government, then said government will get a real roasting in the local elections. And so it came to pass …

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H&B’s M&J plans for head office hub

Independent builders merchant M&J Builders Merchants has unveiled the latest step in its strategic growth plan, receiving planning permission for a new 130,000 sq ft storage and distribution hub near its head office branch in Greenock. The family -owned and -run independent firm, a member of the H&B buying group,  …

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Ibstock in drive for customer value

Ibstock plc, the manufacturer of clay bricks and concrete building products, has launched a new brand identity to ensure its extensive product and service offering is more clearly recognised. The new logo and corporate strapline – ‘At the heart of building’ – has been introduced following extensive research with customers …

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Save the planet

Fiona Russell-Horne

Climate change is not the concern of just one or two nations. It is an issue that affects the whole of humanity and every living being on this earth Reducing our reliance upon fossil fuels is a good thing. That seems to be a given. The Government certainly seems to …

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JCB electrifies Teletruk

The JCB Teletruk telescopic fork lift truck is now available in an electric model, making it suitable for tasks inside buildings as well as outside.   JCB Chief Innovation Officer Tim Burnhope said: “When the JCB Teletruk was first launched it challenged conventional thinking and as well as offering a …

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MKM’s litter heros get to work in Morpeth

The Morpeth branch of builders merchant MKM has helped our its local litter picking group. MKM Morpeth donated gloves, hi-vis vests and litter pickers to help the groups of volunteers. Two ‘litter blitz’ teams covered Morpeth town centre and surrounding estates, successfully filling 87 bags collectively. The blitzes are part …

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Caroline bowls up at Keyline

Keyline, the civils specialist,  has promoted Caroline Bowler to Business Development Manager for Affordable Housing across the whole of the UK. Bowler, who has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years, came to Keyline Civils Specialists three years ago as an Account Manager. After a year in the …

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Toolstation adds one in Uckfield

Trade tool and accessory supplier Toolstation, part of the Travis Perkins group, is opening a new branch, in Uckfield, East Sussex. The branch have about 300 branches throughout the UK and the new branch will be on the Bell Lane Industrial Estate.

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Man denies Jewson machinery robbery

A man has denied stealing machinery from builders’ merchant Jewson. Alan Peacock is alleged to have received two pieces of machinery from builders’ supply firm Jewson on Back Hilton Road in Aberdeen on April 17 last year, before stealing them. Peacock pleaded not guilty to the accusation through his solicitor …

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