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Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

The case of the disappearing Government.

A statesman in these days has a difficult task. He has to pursue the policy he deems advantageous to his country, but he has at the same time to recognize the force of popular feeling. Popular feeling is very often sentimental, muddleheaded, and eminently unsound, but it cannot be disregarded …

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Cometh the hour, cometh the team

“It’s coming home, it’s coming home” Just over 10 years ago, I sat, starry-eyed and briming with pride and sheer joy, as the Opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics took place. On Sunday evening, I did the same thing, watching the Lionesses – in current parlance – bring football …

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Travis Perkins sales rise for half-year

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Builders merchant group Travis Perkins has this morning (August 2) reported a good first half performance which saw sales rise 10.3% to £2.53bn, driven by operational and strategic delivery. The merchanting division, with a rise in revenue of 13.3% to £2.15bn, and adjusted operating profit growth of 9.0% , was …

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BMJ INDUSTRY AWARD 2022: FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

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The Final Shortlist for entries to the BMJ Industry Awards 2022 has been revealed. The ultimate winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Lunch on September 9 at the Connaught Rooms in London. The only industry awards event that is decided by a public vote amongst the industry, the …

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe…

Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule. There are so many phrases to describe the situation that we seem to be in at the moment with regards to the leader of our great nation. Horns of a dilemma, Hobsons Choice, lesser of two evils…. In essence, …

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Terrain PVC to use 65% recycled materials

PIPES

Major investment by Polypipe Building Services means that the company’s range of Terrain PVC pipes will now be made using up to 65% recycled materials. These will be produced to British Standard EN1453. The announcement follows extensive testing and an investment of over £2.4m to allow the use of recycled …

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Lords grows first half-year turnover by 75%

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Lords, the growing builders merchant group, has issued a trading update for the six-month period ended 30 June 2022, ahead of the publication of its interim results on 6 September 2022.   Group total revenue for the period increased by 19.9% to £214.7m, from £179.0m. Within that, the builders merchant …

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: BMJ INDUSTRY AWARDS

BMJ Industry Awards 2022 Landscape

The BMJ Industry Awards voting portal closes at 5pm on Wednesday 20th July. The only industry awards to be voted for by the people who work in the industry, the BMJ Industry Awards is now in its 5th year. The secure online voting portal is open at www.bmjindustryawards.co.uk/vote When the …

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 You maniacs! You blew it up! Damn you!

Yes I am a dreamer For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, sees the dawn before the rest of the world. Complaining about the weather is a very British pastime: it’s too cold, it’s too wet, it’s too foggy, too snowy and now, too hot. …

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Heavyside sales to slow down, say suppliers

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Sales of heavy building materials are predicted to slow down, according to the latest trade survey of members of the Construction Products Association. According to the report, nearly a third of heavyside producers expect sales to fall in the third quarter, with 56% anticipating that sales will fall by up …

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