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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

All a load of greenwash?

Fiona Russell-Horne

If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable. I’m not sure this government is really committed to improving the country’s green credentials. There. I’ve said it. Oh sure, individuals within government are probably convinced of the need to improve our use of energy – …

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Polypipe plus Plura equals expert expansion

Polypipe has taken a controlling interest in pultrusion and compression moulding manufacturer, Plura Innovations, expanding its expertise in advanced materials technology. Plura will be integrated into the Polypipe Infrastructure & Landscape division, enhancing its manufacturing capabilities and broadening its product offer to include access chambers and specialist ducting systems along …

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Keyline opens in Kirkby

Keyline Civils Specialist, the largest supplier of civils and drainage products and solutions in the UK, is investing in its service to the East Midlands with its newly refurbished branch in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire opening on the 29th March 2021. Keyline’s two and a half acre site in Kirkby-in-Ashfield will hold …

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Government axes Green Homes Grant

The Government has pulled the plug on its Green Homes Grant energy efficiency scheme, just days after MPs slammed it as ‘woefully inadequate’.  First announced last summer, the GHG scheme was extended in November for another year until the end of March 2022. It was supposed to form part of the Government’s …

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Geoff Moulton moves to Talasey

Landscaping supplier Talasey Group has made two important appointments to the senior management team, to underpin its planned expansion within the landscaping industry. Geoff Moulton, joins the company as Business Development Director, having spent 22 years at Marshalls Plc. Moulton is well renowned and recognised as a leading expert within …

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Magply adds to IPP division

Magply has appointed Philip Fergusson as its new sales and marketing manager for the IPP Roofing Division to the company. Fergusson has held positions ranging from vice president at Fosroc, Dubai, commercial/purchasing director for SIG Roofing Supplies PLC and sales/business development director for Spanish Slate Quarries.  In his previous post, …

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SIG sales slide 13% for 2020

Building materials distributor SIG saw sales fall 13% to £1,974m for the year to December 31 2020, taking it into a pre-tax loss of £76.3m from a £17.7m profit last time. That said, the group reported a strong finish to 2020, ahead of expectations, with like-for-like sales up 4% in …

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29 million…

Fiona Russell-Horne

By the pricking of my thumbs Something (amazing) this way comes As of today, a year and a day since the UK entered its first pandemic lockdown, the country has vaccinated over 29,000,001 adults (that one on the end is me). We are a year into this mess and so …

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Nevill Long opens in Thetford

Specialist independent distributors Encon Insulation and Nevill Long have opened a new Nevill Long branch in Thetford, Norfolk. The Burrell Way Trade Park branch offers a complete range of leading interior brands available through Nevill Long including British Gypsum, Ecophon, Fermacell, Knauf, Knauf Ceiling Solutions, Rockfon, Siniat and Zentia | …

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