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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

GPH Builder Merchants takes it Eazy

Independent builders merchant GPH Builders Merchants, in Aberdeenshire, has taken on EazyStock to provide automated inventory management functionality, as part of the company’s ongoing strategy to improve supply chain efficiency. Focused on enhancing their stock management processes, GPH currently use their ERP, Epicor’s BisTrack, to replenish stock levels. With EazyStock …

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BMF searches for Young Achievers 2021

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched its annual search for the industry’s brightest rising stars through the BMF Young Achiever Awards 2021. Launched in 2013, the Awards feature two categories – Young Merchant Achiever and Young Supplier/Service Achiever.  Both are open to anyone under 35 who has demonstrated an ability …

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BMJ INDUSTRY AWARDS 2021: THERE’S STILL TIME!!!!!

There is still time to nominate your favourite people, merchants, suppliers, peers and colleagues for the BMJ Industry Awards 2021, the industry’s only awards event that is decided by merchants and suppliers.   With all the efforts of the past year by everyone throughout the merchanting and supplier sectors, BMJ …

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H+H UK makes sustainable strategy announcement

Block-maker H+H UK Ltd is taking part in the sustainability strategy published by its parent H+H Group, which commits the company to achieving net zero emissions by 2050. The strategy comprises a comprehensive sustainability roadmap, committing all its operations to specific performance targets which are aligned to the UN Sustainable …

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Industry first for Knauf Insulation’s Rocksilk® RainScreen Slab from BBA

Knauf Insulation’s Rocksilk® RainScreen Slab has been awarded the industry’s first BBA certification for double layering and for use below the damp proof course, making it certified for the broadest range of build-ups of any rainscreen solution on the market. Rocksilk® RainScreen Slab is a non-combustible Rock Mineral Wool slab …

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Twyford announces new additions to product portfolio

Twyford has added to its product portfolio with extensions across several of its ranges. The extension will see Twyford further strengthen its offering in the commercial sector. Twyford’s Alcona portfolio will now see the inclusion of Rimless design technology into a selection of new products within the range, including a …

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Aico takes training back on the road

Fire and carbon monoxide protection specialist Aico is taking its bespoke, state-of-the-art mobile training and demonstration units back out on the road. The fleet now comprises four units, fully equipped for hands-on training, providing customers with a complete overview of Aico’s products and technologies and enabling the delivery of their …

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Plumbing sales soar, building material sales hold steady

Sales of plumbing and heating materials through specialist plumbing & heating merchants were up in April were up 192.4.% on April 2020, while general builders merchants’ sales held steady following record sales fogures in March. The latest Plumbing & Heating Merchant Index (PHMI) report published in June shows year-to-date sales …

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Smile, you’re on Candid Camera

Fiona Russell-Horne

From the sublime to the ridiculous there is but a step Well, that was a weird weekend. I’m pretty sure there were lots of newsworthy things going on the world that would have been a better start to my Friday morning than seeing a picture of our erstwhile health secretary …

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BMF announces three more zero carbon champions

Three BMF member companies were named in this month’s cohort of net zero carbon Business Champions announced by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) as part of their CO2nstruct Zero initiative. BMF supplier and service members, Ibstock plc, Peak and Wavin joined the four existing BMF Business Champions by committing to …

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