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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Polypipe pushes forward with RFDA cycling sponsorship

Polypipe is supporting a Yorkshire all-female cycling team in its quest to kick-start a cycling revolution.   The Racescene Female Development Academy is unique in amateur cycling for supporting only female riders,  and, as it enters its third year of competitive cycling, is hoping to put behind it the pandemic …

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Siroflex sticks to multi-surfaces

OB1 from Siroflex Limited is a multi-surface construction sealant and adhesive product   described as a High Spec Hybrid Construction Sealant & Adhesive. The product has a tried and tested formulation, which has been used by the decorating industry for the past fifteen years. OB1 bonds and seals a range of …

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Polypipe welcomes storm overflow provision in New Environmental Bill

New legal duties on water companies and government will be included in the Environment Bill to reduce sewage discharged into waterways, a move that has been welcomed by Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation. The additions to the Environment Bill, which were announced on May 11, include duties on the government …

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Gary Matthews joins The IPG team

Plumbing and heating buying group the IPG  has appointed Gary Matthews as commercial director. He joins the membership group following a progressive career across 30 years in the building materials sector. Matthews will be responsible for engaging IPG suppliers, supporting members’ needs and contributing to the next chapter in The …

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MKM makes it 83 branches with Newark opening

Independent builder’s merchant chain MKM Building Supplies, is opening a new branch in Newark this week, bringing the total number of MKM branches to 83. The 1.7acre site at Stephenson Way on the Brunel Drive Industrial Estate is designed as a one-stop shop for local building trade and retail customers. …

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Purdy packs new painters’ backpack

Painting tools manufacturer Purdy has launched  the Purdy Painter’s Backpack, designed as an organisational storage system for professional painting tools, which is comfortable to carry and increases efficiency. Made from a durable, weather resistant fabric, it has several dedicated pockets for a variety of tools. This includes a pocket for roller …

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Purdy produces new pail

Painting tools manufacturer Purdy has launched its Purdy Pail, a one litre capacity paint bucket designed for convenience and efficiency which comes with different grip options, a brush magnet, and a mini roller ramp. To reduce hand fatigue, the Pail comes with a multi-grip option, including a coffee-cup style adjustable …

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New look for Geocel Painters’ Mate

Geocel has relaunched its iconic Painters’ Mate range, giving it its own visual identity and logo. While maintaining its core colour scheme of black, red and white, the new premium packaging incorporates the product’s fresh new logo on both the Flexible Filler and Ultra Fine Filler to provide each product …

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Geocel relaunches Mate range

Sealant specialist Geocel has relaunched its Mate range, its go-to solution for every challenge a tradesperson might encounter on site. There is  new premium packaging, to make it easier to quickly identify on shelf the ideal solution for the required job.  As part of the rebranding, the Mate range incorporates …

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Ex-Arsenal player heads up BMF Conference Mental Health Workshop

Tony Adams, the former Arsenal and England captain, will be the guest speaker at the Mental Health Workshop taking place at the BMF All Industry Conference 2021 in November. Adams’ 22-year footballing career saw him achieve huge successes but also battle with addiction. This inspired him to become an advocate …

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