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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Hultafors Tools’ new chisels

The newly extended range of HDC Chisels now has a superior ergonomic design and 11 different blade widths up to 40mm. HDC Chisels are designed for jobs on site that need strength and precision for accurate chiselling work. All the blades are forged using a unique steel formula into a …

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Travis Perkins to open new Cheltenham site

Builders merchant Travis Perkins is set to relocate next door from its current location in Cheltenham on the 29th November. The existing 18 strong team will transfer to the new site, which, at 2.5 acres in size, is almost the size of two football pitches. The site will be a …

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Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants installs new Master

Andy Williamson was installed as the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants on Friday evening, at one of London’s largest Livery Halls – Plaisterers’ Hall. During the prestigious Installation ceremony Court Assistants Richard Hill and Alan Hawkins were elected to support the Master in his year, as …

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James Latham buys IJK Timber Group

Timber and materials supplier James Latham has strengthened its position in Northern Ireland with the acquisition of IJK Timber Group Ltd. Offering a comprehensive range of panel products, softwoods and hardwoods from two established sites, IJK is a division of Sarcon (No155) Limited and trades as IJK Timber and Northern …

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Travis Perkins on track for profits ahead of expectations

Continuing positive trading momentum means that builders merchant group Travis Perkins is expecting adjusted operating profit for the full year 2021 to be ahead of current market expectations, at in excess of £340m.  The merchant has seen continuing like-for-like sales growth of 13.1%, it revealed in a third quarter trading …

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Henshaws adds new branch

Greater Manchester-based Henshaws has taken over a new site in Rochdale, with the acquisition of R&M Roofing & Building Supplies. The 36 year old Henshaws is a member of independent buying group h&b, and is already well-known in its original Stretford base, especially for roofing supplies. So when managing director …

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Huws Gray buys Exall and Jones

The Huws Gray Group has made its sixth acquisition of 2021, with the purchase of independent builders merchant Exall and Jones Ltd, based in Swansea, South Wales. Founded in 1984 by David Jones and the late John Exall, the builders and timber merchants based in Swansea City centre has served …

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IBMG adds to RGB strength with Perrys acquisition

The Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG) has acquired Perrys Builders Merchants Limited, in Plymouth. Perrys, which was stablished in 2000, will join RGB and Mark Periton, Perrys’ founder, will continue with the business working with Andy Gamble and Kevin Fenlon, RGB’s managing director and chief executive respectively, to grow RGB’s …

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IBMG adds to P&H offer with acquisition of Sussex Plumbing Supplies

The largest independent builders merchant group in the South of England, Independent Builders Merchant Group has bought Sussex Plumbing Supplies Limited (SPS), expanding its network of specialist plumbing and heating merchants. Established in 2000, Sussex Plumbing Supplies has its headquarters in Polegate, East Sussex, and has seven trade counters and …

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Travis Perkins celebrates 20 years of Saints’ sponsorship

Builders merchant Travis Perkins is celebrating its 20th anniversary as Principal Partner of Northampton Saints Rugby Club at tonight’s Gallagher Premiership fixture vs Worcester Warriors (22 October 2021) The partnership is one of the longest running in British sport – and to celebrate 20 years of continued success together, a number …

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