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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Buildbase adds support for non-league football clubs

Builders merchant chain Buildbase has launched its Community Club Award for non-league football clubs that have gone above and beyond to support their local community through the pandemic. Two top prizes of £25,000 worth of building materials will go to the clubs that can best demonstrate support for their community …

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CEMEX invests in Rugby

Building materials solutions supplier CEMEX is to invest over £5m into two new plastic packing lines for packed cement at its Rugby Cement Plant. The development will significantly increase its packed cement capacity  and allow the business to provide long term surety of supply to its customers. Additionally, the investment …

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Russell recognises long service

Roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, is celebrating the long service of 11 members of the team, who have a combined long service of 135 years.  The firm presented Long Service Awards to staff across the sites in Burton and Lochmaben including senior members of its management team Bruce Laidlaw …

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Rein change, c’est le même chôse

Fiona Russell-Horne

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. ‘Scuse my French, but what a bloody mess. How is it that we went through so much pain and anguish, lost so much money, so many jobs, went …

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Toolstation offers new Trade credit service

 Toolstation, part of the Travis Perkins Group, has brought in a new Trade Credit account at a time when a survey of its customers showed that almost half of tradespeople admit to being worried about the impact of the pandemic and one in five concerned about cash flow difficulties. The …

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Roofing Megastore doubles growth in 2020

 An online roofing merchant has seen a 100% increase in revenue in 2020. Roofing Megastore, founded in 2017 by Banbury-based entrepreneur Gian-Carlo Grossi,  says it benefitted from “an explosion in demand” during the first COVID-19 lockdown, rapidly scaling up its team, adopting new processes, and making targeted investment in response …

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RGB’s Launceston branch marks 30 years since opening

The Launceston branch of RGB Building Supplies recently celebrated 30 years since it opened its doors. As well as giving away goody bags to thank visitors for their custom, the branch team held a raffle in aid of RGB’s chosen charity, Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, where one lucky person won a signed Exeter Chiefs shirt. The raffle raised £107 for the …

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Travis Perkins’ recovery prompts Covid-19 payback

  Strength in DIY sales during October and November has helped Travis Perkins to return £50m of UK government help. The Group says its Wickes and Toolstation brands benefited from the ‘surge in DIY trade’ during the first part of the Covid-19 pandemic and that it would return business rates …

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BMF responds to Brexit Trade Deal

The Builders Merchants Federation welcomed the announcement, just before Christmas, that the UK and the EU have agreed a free trade agreement achieving widespread market access with no tariffs or quotas because it will provide the construction sector with much needed reassurance in respect of the cost and availability of building …

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Sydenhams buys Staverton Building Supplies

Builders merchant group Sydenhams has acquired Staverton Building Supplies based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Staverton’s, a single branch merchant, will begin trading as Sydenhams from  January 4. Sydenhams managing director Lee Wright said the company is delighted to welcome Staverton Building Supplies to the Sydenhams group. “Stavertons are a fantastic well-run …

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