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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

EH Smith leads the way with Accident Plaster

EH Smith is the first builders merchant to stock Dr Weils Accident Plaster (First Aid For Tough Trades) Developed by entrepreneur and former Special Forces medic Hadrian Garner, Accident Plaster is a product that helps trades protect themselves against life threatening infections like Covid 19, Weils Disease and Sepsis while …

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Marsh mascot raises £20,000 for UK children’s hospital charities

Marsh Industries have raised £20,000 for children’s hospice charities by sending its festive mascot, Sooey Marsh, along the highways and byways of Britain. Sooey was recruited by Marsh to lead their ‘Miles for Smiles’ Christmas fundraising campaign from November 16 to 20. His mission was to travel 20,000 miles across …

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Remeha launches new Gas 320/620 Ace range

Heating manufacturer Remeha has unveiled the new Gas 320/620 Ace, a next-generation boiler series with decades of technical knowledge built in. The new Gas 320/620 Ace builds on the success of its predecessor, the Gas 310/610 Eco Pro, combining engineered new features with class-leading compact dimensions to deliver the enhanced …

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The power of three

Fiona Russell-Horne

When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning or in rain Eventually, all the coronavirus hurly-burly will be done and the Covid-19 battle won. Thanks to Pfizer, to Moderna, to the science boffins at Oxford University and AstraZeneca, it looks as though there is some sort of end in …

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GAI gets new chief executive

 The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers has appointed Simon Forrester as its new Chief Executive. Forrester’s career began in the NHS, moving into senior management roles in professional institutions and trade associations more than 25 years ago. He has held leadership roles in the healthcare, business tourism, jewellery and construction sectors, including …

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Merchants and suppliers recognised as inspirational by Stock Exchange

Builders merchants, distributors and building supplies manufacturers have been identified as some of London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020. The report recognises the UK’s fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), highlighting the regional and sector diversity of the UK’s SMEs and …

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Arbor Forest earmarks £12m for expansion plans

Timber importer and timber products manufacturer Arbor Forest Products is investing £6 million in expanding its North Lincolnshire premises to one of the most advanced sawmill planing lines in the UK.  The new facility, which is an expansion of the company’s New Holland HQ, is currently undergoing internal fit-out; production …

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Steve Heeley moves to Polypipe Building Products

Polypipe Building Products, the above and below ground drainage and plastic plumbing people, have a new managing director. Steve Heeley moves to the Doncaster production centre from his previous role as managing director at Polypipe-owned Manthorpe Building Products. Despite 2020 being a unique year, Polypipe has marked its 40th year …

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Cemex rail commitment saves 100,000 road journeys

  The commitment by building materials producer CEMEX to sustainable transport methods has seen it transport 2 million tonnes of aggregates across the UK by rail this year. This offers considerable benefits to the environment; saving over 100,000 road movements and 12,500 tonnes of CO2 compared to using trucks. Additionally, …

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GCS Associates pledges to help people back to work

Specialist recruitment consultancy GCS Associates has launched The GCS PLEDGE, which aims to help as many people as possible, who were made redundant during COVID-19, to get back into work. The company says: “During COVID-19 many of our friends, colleagues and peers within the Construction, Building Supply & Hire sectors …

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