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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Keylite appoints new managing director

Keylite Roof Windows, part of The Keystone Group, has appointed Jim Blanthorne as managing director, with effect 1st September 2020. Blanthorne, Keylite’s former operations director, has over 18 years’ experience in operations and senior management roles within the building products market. He says: “In my new role I’m looking forward …

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BREAKING NEWS: BMF Conference 2021 heads to York and Harrogate

The Builder Merchants Federation is taking delegates to the cities of York and Harrogate for its Annual All Industry Conference in 2021. The dates are June 17-20th 2021. In the year that the UK begins a new relationship with the European Union, the Conference theme Building Beyond Boundaries could not be more …

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NMBS evolves OnePlace to enable easier online ordering

Independent builders merchants’ buying group NMBS has updated its OneePlace B2B  in order to more effectively meet the industry’s trading requirements, now and in the future. The NMBS Order Portal was originally developed to allow Members to send electronic orders to boiler-maker Worcester Bosch, and was extremely well received. On …

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City Plumbing offers free Green Homes Grant webinars for customers

Plumbing and heating merchant City Plumbing is helping its customers by offering a free  30 minute webinar to help guide them through the government’s new Green Homes Grants scheme. Running from September until November 2020,  the webinars will be led by Steve Alldritt, technical director of City Plumbing’s Energy Efficiency Team. …

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Covers donates to pandemic charities

Independent Sussex-based builders and timber merchant Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has donated £50,000 to five charities across the South East helping to support those struggling during the pandemic. The charities include Sussex Crisis Fund, Stonepillow Homeless Centre, Chichester Information Shop, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation, and 13 …

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MKM theft pair get community orders

A Gloucestershire couple who repeatedly stole wooden fencing from builders merchant MKM have been sentenced to community orders at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court. Stuart Dalby, and Jasmine Rogers of Newent, both admitted three offences of theft of fencing from the local branch of MKM Building Supplies in April and May. Dalby …

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Arnold Laver takes fire door safety online

Timber supplier Arnold Laver has launched a series of online workshops that aim to highlight the critical role fire doors play in protecting property. The webinars, which begin on 21 September and coincide with Fire Door Safety Week 2020, will help inform and advise, providing attendees with the latest industry …

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Selco pursues hospice funding quest

Builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse is helping a local hospice which supports patients with life-limiting conditions from across north east Worcestershire.   Primrose Hospice, in Bromsgrove, requires £1.7 million per year to maintain its services and aims to raise a portion of those funds through selling donated items on eBay …

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