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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Construction orders bounce back

The construction sector rallied in June as output rose to its highest level since September – a marked improvement to the situation at the beginning of the year. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI® ) posted 53.1 in June, up from 52.5 in May and …

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James Burrell celebrates Ossett branch refurbishment

Independent Gateshead-based builders merchant James Burrell is celebrating the completion of a major £200,000 renovation at its branch in Ossett, West Yorkshire. The branch, which opened in 2007 serves Ossett and the local area including Horbury, Dewsbury, Wakefield, Tingley and Batley from its location on Milner Way. It offers a …

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Builders merchant driver saves customer’s life

A driver from builders and timber merchant Jewson saved the life of an elderly woman he found slumped on her kitchen floor when he tried to deliver her parcel. When Dave Shearer knocked ‘Bunty’ Petty’s door in Somerset to deliver the item she has ordered from Jewson there was no …

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Saniflo launches consumer advertising campaign

Saniflo UK – the pumps, macerators and shower cubicles people – have launched aggressive consumer campaign to create a strong pull for trade customers. The campaign uses selected media for both print and digital campaigns from June through November. Saniflo will promote a broad collection of products featuring its Domestic …

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Stamco builders’ merchants join H&B

Hastings independent builders merchants Stamco have joined the H&B merchant group. With a turnover in excess of £30 million, Stamco have grown rapidly and now trade out of five branches. Managing director John Cornelius said: “We are tremendously excited to be joining the H&B Group.  We see the buying group …

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Russell Roof Tiles cooks up a charity delight 

Two Russell Roof Tiles employees raised £1,300 raised for charity at a special Master Chef-style event   The Soup-a-Stars fundraising event, named, saw six couples from Russell Roof Tiles battle it out in front of friends, colleagues and food lovers, in a bid to be crowned cooking champion and raise …

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Kent Blaxill manager to run 180k in aid of Help for Heroes.

A branch manager at East Anglian merchant Kent Blaxill is running 180k to celebrate the company’s 180th anniversary. Paul Jones, manager of the Melton branch is running the marathon task in aid of armed forces charity Help for Heroes. New not only to marathons but also to running itself, Jones …

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New look for SIG Roofing Bishops Waltham branch

SIG Roofing has refurbished its branch in Bishops Waltham and hosted a grand opening event in celebration of the improvements.   The branch, on Claylands Road, invited roofing contractors to enjoy a host of ‘one-off’ special offers including SIG Roofing’s flat and pitched roofing products, offering customers with the opportunity …

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Keyline extends Prostate Cancer charity deal for five years

Civils & drainage merchant Keyline, is extending its existing corporate partnership with Prostate Cancer UK by five years. Keyline has been working in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK since 2009 and hosts a number of regional and national fundraisers every year to raise awareness and funds for the cause. Keyline’s Annual Rally is the …

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Water, water …. er, nowhere,

Fiona Russell-Horne

The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was, is lost, for none now live who remember it. The irony of all this sultry hot weather the UK is experiencing currently is that …

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