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Fiona Russell-Horne

“You are old, Father William,” the young man said, “And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head – Do you think, at your age, it is right?” Here’s something that will send a bit of a shudder through those of us born in …

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NMBS highlights women in industry

Independent builders’ merchant buying group NMBS brought together a selection of women from the merchanting industry at its first Women in Industry Conference last Friday (September 13). The brainchild of NMBS finance director Julie Langford, the invitation-only event, held at the London Stock Exchange, was designed to encourage women in the …

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Selco lights the way on energy saving

Selco Builders Warehouse has already saved thousands of tonnes of damaging carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere by installing the modern energy-saving LED bulbs in all new store openings over the last 5 years. Selco’s Croydon, Tyseley and Reading branches are the latest ones to be retrofitted with LED lighting, …

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Chandlers take on rally challenge

Fresh from the company’s triumph at the BMF Mastermerchant competition, a team from Sussex-based independent builders merchant Chandlers Building Supplies has unveiled a fully ‘pimped up’ and refurbished Reliant Rialto for its entry into the Pavestone Rally 2019, which starts on September 5th from Reims in Northern France to Stuttgart, …

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BMF in Pavestone Rally challenge

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchant Federation is supporting its members and chosen charities by entering a team again in the Pavestone Rally 2019. Oz Bham, Richard Ellithorne, James Spillane and Glenn Paddison are all taking part in the event and are asking for as much support as possible …

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Distinguished Olympians to row for Mates in Mind in Regatta London

Two teams of distinguished, retired Olympic rowers will be joining the Mates in Mind team for the inaugural Regatta London, taking place on Sunday 29 September. The Regatta will be the first ever mass-participation paddle-sports event taking place on a closed river Thames, due to the planned annual closure of …

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Fraud warning as merchant is scammed by supplier’s hacked email

An independent builders merchant has issued a warning to others to be vigilant when accepting suppliers’ bank details by email after being caught out by a fraudulent email. Tony Sharkey, managing director of JTD Building Supplies in Holmfirth, paid a new supplier after receiving an email with bank details that …

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Frank Key backs Nottingham anti-knife crime campaign

A campaign to tackle the growing problem of knife crime in Nottingham is being supported by the independent builders merchant Frank Key for the sixth year.    The ‘Taken Too Soon’ campaign works with local communities to help disadvantaged young people with the aim to tackle the increasing number of …

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