Home / Fiona Russell-Horne (page 31)

Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Plumbase md takes over BMF Forum chair

Mark Bradley, managing director of plumbers merchant Plumbase, is taking  over as Chair of the Builders Merchants Federation’s Plumbing & Heating Forum in November. Bradley’s background in sales and operations included early roles in retail before moving into the trade sector, with roles at Dulux Decorator Centres, BSS Group, Buck …

Read More »

New head of marketing for Cromar

Yorkshire-based Cromar Building Products, has appointed Helen Kirby as its new Head of Marketing. As part of the new, senior role within Cromar, she will be overseeing all marketing which will include PR, advertising, packaging, online presence and more. She joins the team from Sika Everbuild, bringing with her over …

Read More »

Grange Fencing goes contemporary

Grange Fencing’s Contemporary range was used to form two sides of the gold medal winning Tesco ‘Every Little Helps’ garden, at the BBC Gardeners World Live show. Ten panels formed a long, straight run of level fencing on one edge, with four panels along the second. The multi-faceted design included …

Read More »

Scruffs go Pro

The Scruffs Pro Jacket is fully waterproof with taped seams, storm flaps and storm zips. It also has reinforced Cordura® elbow pads and an insulated half fleece lining for extra strength and warmth in the colder months. Other features include a handy concealed hood and large external pockets to keep …

Read More »

Grafton “pleased” with half-year trading

Builders and plumber merchant group Grafton saw UK merchanting revenue creep ahead by 6.7% for the period 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018 compared with the same period a year ago. In a trading update released this morning (July 11 2018), the group announced that group revenue had risen …

Read More »

IKO plc announces new group md

Roofing, waterproofing and insulation manufacturer IKO plc has appointed Anthony Carlyle as its new group managing director, with effect from July 2. Carlyle moves from his position as managing director of IKO Polymeric where he has spent more than 13 years, having started the division in 2005. The Polymeric business …

Read More »

Makita makes an impact  

The new Makita 12v TW140D impact wrench weighs only 1.2kg, including a Li-Ion CXT battery, and measures just 161mm in overall body length. It will deliver 140Nm of fastening torque and 270Nm of nut busting blitz, will run up to 2,600rpm and deliver up to 3,200ipm. The model features an …

Read More »

Chandlers Building Supplies helps homeless charity

A charity open day at the Brighton branch of independent builders merchant Chandlers Building Supplies raked in £500 for a local homeless charity, Off The Fence. The event celebrated the newly extended branch and attracted the support of local councillor, Robert Nemeth, and neighbour Fat Boy Slim (Norman Cook). Big …

Read More »

George Clarke to speak to BMF Young Merchants

Architect and television presenter George Clarke will be a Keynote Speaker at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Young Merchants Conference in October. Clarke is both a campaigner and an educator and in 2017 founded MOBIE – the Ministry of Building and Innovation and Education –an educational charity working with colleges and …

Read More »

Hunt to F O as Boris does likewise

Fiona Russell-Horne

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown You couldn’t make this stuff up. The most surprising appointment of Teresa May’s first cabinet as Prime Minister was Boris Johnson. It was one of those things that, at the time, many people said would either prove to be a stroke of …

Read More »