Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

Again? Really?


When sorrows come, they come not as single spies, but in battalions. I just watched the nine-year-old boy who lives opposite me walk down the road on his way to school. Nine years old. The same age as the three primary school children who were gunned down at a school …

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Travis Perkins launches housebuilding platform

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Builders merchant Travis Perkins has launched its WholeHouse® platform, that means SME housebuilders can plan and design a bespoke digital model of a house before they build it. From start to finish, the process can be completed in under an hour, saving weeks of work. Based on the BIM process, …

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Balancing the books


Money makes the world go aroundThe world go aroundThe world go around By and large, how one feels about a Chancellor’s Budget depends upon how much an individual will be fiscally affected by it. Unless you are lucky enough to be able to afford to be altruistic, chances are, the …

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Haldane Group launches employee development programme

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Builders merchant group Haldane Group, has launched a new High Potential Development Programme, aimed at encouraging the continued professional success of its employees across the group. The first intake includes 14 staff members from Haldane Group brands, which incorporate Haldane Fisher NI, Haldane Fisher – Isle of Man, Haldane Fisher …

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Selco launches Women’s forum

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Builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse has launched a Women’s Forum to help highlight and encourage the ongoing career progression of women in the company. The opening meeting was held on International Women’s Day in Coventry with many of Selco’s 19 female branch deputy managers and two female branch managers in …

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Forterra makes material contribution to net-zero future

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Northampton based building products manufacturer Forterra has teamed up with textiles disposal company Avena to develop a workwear recycling programme across its UK sites. Following a successful trial at Forterra’s Kings Dyke site, the programme has been rolled out to all 17 of Forterra’s manufacturing facilities, with non site-based staff …

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Toolstation team takes on mileage challenge

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The Toolstation Finance Team will be walking 563 miles throughout the month of March to help raise funds for its designated company charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support. The 13 colleagues participating in the fundraising activity are all currently based at the Toolstation support centre in Bridgwater. Each will be tracking …

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James Burrell adds defibrillators in branches

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Independent builders merchant James Burrell Builders Merchant has installed a defibrillator in each of its branches across the North East and Yorkshire. The company have also invested time into training as many members of staff as possible, with the aim of eventually having each employee trained on how to use …

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Time is running out for the UK’s top builders merchants to get their most up-to-date details into BMJ’s 2023 edition of Trailblazers. The 2023 edition of BMJ’s Trailblazers will be published with the April edition. Once again, it will feature the top UK builders merchants, those turning over more than …

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