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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

NMBS issues fraudulent bank email warning to merchants

Independent builders merchant buying group NMBS is warning its members and suppliers to beware of fake emails claiming to be from the Buying Society, following an attempt to trick builders’ merchants into sending payments intended for NMBS into a fake account. In early September a number of NMBS members received …

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Grafton shows half-year growth

Irish merchanting group Grafton saw bigger contributions to its growth in the six months to June 30 2019, particularly from it Irish and Netherland businesses. The UK merchanting division saw more modest growth. Chief executive Gavin Slark said: “We made good strategic and operational progress in the first half of …

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(Not) Much ado about everything

Fiona Russell-Horne

what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it, but being lacked and lost, Why, then we rack the value, then we find The virtue that possession would not show us While it was ours.   Well. What a to-do. There has been so much going …

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Froch opens Frank Key’s new Sheffield branch

Former world boxing champion Carl Froch MBE officially opened the newly-refurbished Sheffield branch of independent builders merchant Frank Key this morning (September 9). The Nunnery Drive branch of Frank Key Building Supplies in Park Hill, Sheffield has undergone a £250,000 investment, including a complete internal and external refit. Froch was …

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Pavestone rally: the convoy continues

Check out the latest Pavestone Rally gallery…. The 2019 Psvestone Rally saw entrants buying  a road-legal car for under £500 (the cheaper the car, the more fun!), dressing it up and hitting the road for four days to Lake Como. Dressed in fancy dress, they have to complete challenges along …

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Keyline relocates from Warrington to Widnes

Keyline, the civils specialist merchant, has made a move to further strengthen company growth by relocating its Warrington branch to a brand new 3.5-acre site in Widnes. Keyline had outgrown the Warrington branch location and the Widnes site gives it an additional 2.5 acres of space. This will allow Keyline …

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Pavestone Rally: it all starts here….

Five days. Four countries. 2,250 miles. 31 teams. The Pavestone Rally 2019 starts here. In cars that cost no more than £500, the teams are heading from Reims to Lake Como, via Stuttgart, Salzberg and Venice, completing a variety of challenges along the way and donning an array of fancy-dress …

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Kerridge Commercial Systems buys MAM Software Group

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has agreed the acquisition of MAM Software Group, Inc, the global provider of on-premise and cloud-based business management solutions for the automotive parts, tyre and vertical distribution industries. The all-cash transaction is approximately $154.2 million. “This all-cash transaction provides MAM Software’s stockholders with a premium over the …

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Cromar launches ultimate roof coating technology

Cromar’s latest new product Hydrosil is the ultimate high performance premium roof coating. Silicone based, it has been specifically formulated to deliver direct bond adhesion over most common roof substrates and membranes, covering over one and a half times that of a standard PU coating giving great money saving benefits. …

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