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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

The Show Must Go On

Fiona Russell-Horne

We light it up, we won’t come down And the sun can’t stop us now Watchin’ it come true, it’s takin’ over you Oh, this is the greatest show The BMJ Industry Awards were supposed to be held on the 15th May this year. I know I wasn’t the only one …

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Government announces building boost for construction

Builders can now start earlier and work later under new relaxations of regulations, designed to boost the building sector and help it emerge from the coronavirus lockdown. Planning permission deadlines will also be extended and planning appeals will be sped up, amongst measures announced by housing secretary Robert Jenrick today …

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Howarth duo celebrate Diploma success

Two employees from indeendent builder’s merchants, Howarth Timber & Building Supplies, have received their BMF Diploma in Merchanting certificate following three years of hard work. Hayley Parker, sales executive from Howarth Timber & Building Supplies’ Oldham branch and Thomas Howe, branch manager at the Manchester operation, started the programme in …

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BAGNODESIGN makes Ideal partnership

Ideal Bathrooms has formed an exclusive new partnership with specialist brassware brand, BAGNODESIGN and will stock 650 brassware pieces,  while offering BAGNODESIGN’s customers access to its next day delivery to 99% of the UK, industry-leading digital platforms and sales service and support. The BAGNODESIGN range consists of the very best …

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SCA flies high with Quality Assurance focus

Timber supplier SCA Timber has spent the last year focusing on Quality Assurance and bringing in more exacting and precise standards. These include raw material supply, product specifications, production quality control, together with legal compliance and regulation across the whole business. The moves have driven significant improvements in processes and …

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Bostik makes new commercial appointment

Bostik UK, the adhesives, sealants and building chemicals supplier, has appointed Carl Millerchip as commercial director, responsible for driving the commercial strategy of the company’s construction and consumer division. Millership joined Bostik in 2014 as a national account manager then head of sales – consumer. He moved into a European …

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TG Concrete opens new plant

TG Concrete is part of the Tudor Griffiths Group has opened a brand-new concrete plant in Bridgnorth. The company has concrete plants across Shropshire, Cheshire, and North and Mid Wales and the new plant is next door to the TG Builders’ Merchants branch at Chartwell Park, in Bridgnorth. TG Concrete …

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Selco opens all branches

Builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse has finished re-opening its entire branch network and online services. The final three branches in St Albans, Orpington and Mitcham reopened their doors to tradespeople today (June 22), meaning all 68 branches – as well as Click & Collect and Click & Deliver – are …

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Engineered Foam Products partners with Forterra

Engineered Foam Products  is to supply its expanded polystyrene product to building products manufacturer Forterra for use with the latter’s Bison Precast Jetfloor system to improve the thermal performance of the ground floors of new build domestic houses. The first deliveries of EFP’s product were made to multiple construction sites …

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Millboard kits up DuoSpan

The DuoSpan landscaping sub-frame landscaping system from timber composite decking supplier Millboard  is now available in five simple kits, each containing every component needed for a complete and straightforward DuoSpan subframe installation. DuoKits each contain a set amount of DuoSpan 51mm joists, joist inserts and angle brackets. The kit sizes range …

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