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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

MP Moran ups its sustainability credentials

Family run North London-based building and plumbing merchants, MP Moran and Sons Ltd, is implementing a number of new sustainability initiatives. Focusing on the impact of vehicle journeys and the casual effect this has on the environment, the company is diversifying its fleet to include smaller commercial vehicles, hybrid vehicles …

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NBG adds Chandlers, BG Romerils and Arnold Laver

Three new businesses have joined independent  merchant buying group the National Buying Group this month, bringing significant growth to the NBG portfolio. Specialist timber merchant Arnold Laver is part of the National Timber Group, the largest independent timber distribution business in the UK and brings its fellow brands, North Yorkshire …

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Wolseley sponsors Gas Safe App

Specialist merchant Wolseley is enabling all registered Gas Safe engineers to use Gas App free of charge instead of paying the £25 subscription charge, as part of a new sponsorship package. Available on the App Store and Play Store, Gas App UK currently has over 40,000 members and contains a …

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BMF announces sustainable conference theme

Builders merchants trade association the BMF has announced the theme for its 2020 BMF Members Conference in September. Sustaining Excellence will see the environment and sustainability as key topics within the business conference sessions, with particular focus on Building a Sustainable Britain, which will also be reflected in the BMF’s …

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Covers Brighton donates materials to Patcham Memorial Hall Wildlife Garden

The Brighton branch of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has donated materials to Patcham Memorial Hall to help complete its front garden transformation project. The materials included a generous amount of sawn carcassing and shingle, turning the garden’s raised front patio area from blank crazy paving into a wildflower patch …

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National Timber Group doubles in Grangemouth

National Timber Group has doubled the size of its Grangemouth site. The group’s processing plant in Forth Valley now totals six acres and becomes the main production site in Scotland. The expansion includes the construction a 21,500sq ft storage facility, enabling the company to increase the level of stock it …

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Keston gets ideal rebrand

Keston Boilers has launched a fresh new corporate identity that includes the words “By Ideal Boilers”, showing that the company is part of Ideal Boilers. The rebrand will initially be rolled out through social media and the Keston website and be used wider from March 2020, coinciding with a new …

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Ideal launches first rewards programme

Bathroom distributor Ideal Bathrooms has launched its first rewards programme for merchants and bathroom retailers. With a variety of prizes to be won all year around, from Apple Watches and weekend getaways to Amazon vouchers, 2020 Rewards gives Ideal customers the chance to win a host of prizes every time …

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Turner joins IBC

The IBC Buying Group is continuing its expansion with the recruitment of Vince Turner in the newly created role of marketing manager. Turner has a long history of working in the housebuilding and construction industry, having previously held senior marketing positions at companies such as Taylor Wimpey, Enfield Safety and …

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