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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Sussex builders merchant basks in Archer’s Cricket World Cup glory

Gardner and Scardifield, the West Sussex-based builders merchants, electrical wholesalers and DIY suppliers, are congratulating themselves on being able to spot a rising cricket star when they see one. Jofra Archer, one of the outstanding England players who won the Cricket World Cup on Sunday evening, once played for the …

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Travis Perkins ramps up Wickes exit

Builders merchant chain Travis Perkins is moving forward with plans to offload its Wickes retail division. Simon King has been replaced as chief executive of the division by former Tesco executive David Wood and the group is said to be in the process of separating Wickes’ IT systems from the …

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Actis invests to handle Hybris demand growth

Actis has invested in a state-of-the-art machine which can produce its Hybris honeycomb  insulation material four times faster than its predecessor.   The 2,000 sq m plant has been built at the company’s headquarters in South West France and will cater for the growing number of British and European Actis …

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Snows Timber adds TimberTech to range

Snows Timber have gone into partnership with US company, AZEK Building Products, to introduce the TimberTech® capped composite decking brand to the Snows Timber range. Made with a mix of wood particles and recycled plastic, TimberTech is a product that looks like natural wood but is more sustainable, longer-lasting, and …

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Norton Clipper launches mini masonry saw

Norton Clipper’s new CM35 mini masonry saw is ergonomically designed to be compact and lightweight, making it easier for users, reducing pressure on joints, muscles and back. It weighs just 40 kilograms and measuring around 30% smaller than other masonry saws in the range, the CM35 is a modest, portable …

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cmostores in cheeky Kingspan video promotion

A marketing executive from online builders’ merchant cmostores.com has created a tongue-in-cheek promotion video, filmed on his phone on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. Duncan Voice, spent three years as Insulation Superstore’s manager before moving into marketing. He said: “I get bored with how the construction industry markets their products, so …

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Covers continue with Chichester RFC

Chichester-based independent builders and timber merchant Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has announced that it will continue with its sponsorship of Chichester Rugby FC for the the 2019/2020 season. Covers, which is based on Quarry Lane, has been sponsoring the club for the past few years. Its sponsorship deal includes …

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Orkla House makes digital appointment

There’s a new digital marketing manager at Orkla House Care UK, the supplier of painting, decorating and cleaning products for both the professional and DIY markets. Jonathan Weaving will work across a range of Orkla House brands including Harris, Hamilton and Lynwood, having worked within digital marketing for several years, …

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Selco drills down for the future

Builders merchant Selco has made a donation of drills to the Manchester College’s School of Construction Trainee carpenters and joiners at have received Bosch Combi GSB 18V-21 drills to help with the practical elements of their course. Gary Wallworth, course tutor at Manchester College’s School of Construction, said: “This is …

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Elliotts Living Spaces appoints new manager

Elliotts Living Spaces, the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom showrooms arm of Elliotts Builders Merchants, has   a new manager. Victoria Anderson. Anderson has been designing kitchens for 15 years and has worked as a designer for the brand for the past five years. She contributed to the refurbishment of the original …

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