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Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

BMF ensures debate at Lloyds of London

BMF meeting

The Builders Merchants Federation’s London and South East Region held its latest meeting at the iconic Lloyds of London building on Friday July 15th. Among the speakers were BMF CEP John Newcomb who took the audience through the latest state of play with the Federation, highlighting the fact that the …

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And then there were…

Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still ….eight, though by tomorrow that number will have been whittled down further until, by next Thursday, there will be two left standing in the race to be Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Whether that …

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Grafton Group positive about half year results

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Builders merchant group Grafton Group plc is expecting to stick to its initial full year operating profit expectations, after a good trading performance in the half-year to June 30 2022. That’s according to a trading update which showed total revenue up by 13.9% in constant currency.  Average daily like-for-like revenue growth …

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The long goodbye

He draweth out the thread of his verbosity Finer than the staple of his argument   Well. That’s been a fun 24 hours, boys and girls. And it’s not over yet. Not by a long way. While there is blood in his veins and breath in his lungs, Boris Johnson, …

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BSW picks up Jewson supplier award


BSW Timber has landed two awards at the Jewson Supplier Conference: ‘Best Overall Supplier of the Year’ and ‘Best Sales Support of the Year.’ The awards were presented in front of 300 supplier partners and Jewson employees at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, and Neil Horton, sales director for national …

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To make construction workers aware of sun protection on building sites and the dangers of skin cancer, Keyfix is running a Rays Awareness campaign and offering fantastic prizes in its weekly Summer Song Quiz. With UV rays at their highest between May and September, the Keyfix Rays Awareness Campaign highlights …

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Enough is enough, Mr Johnson

The boy stood on the burning deck, whence all but he had fled To misquote the incomparable Oscar Wilde: To lose one Cabinet Minister, Mr. Johnson, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness A ‘ping’ on my phone as I was dropping daughter off at …

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Snickers Workwear for summer

2022 LITEWork Shade LR copy

For sunny weather, the new LiteWork topwear and accessories deliver UPF 40+ sun protection. Snickers Workwear clothing also uses the quick-drying 37.5 fabric technology with advanced ventilation. It is good at ‘wicking’ moisture away from the body, and keeps workers dry so they can work with an optimal body temperature …

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Sika Everbuild launches Pinkgrip MS

Pinkgrip Range from Sika Everbuild 002

Sika Everbuild has launched a brand-new grab adhesive – Pinkgrip MS to its Pinkgrip range. Manufactured using the latest hybrid polymer technology, Pinkgrip MS brings together the application and performance benefits of both the original solvent-based Pinkgrip and solvent-free Pinkgrip SF products. And, as it is formulated with minimal solvents, …

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Snickers Workwear’s Protecwork range

2022 ProtekworkGeneric LR copy

Designed for men and women operating in high-risk work environments, the risk-protection properties of the clothing are integral to all the Base-, Mid- and Top-Layer garments in the range. Fully accredited for Class 1, 2 and 3 protection in risk environments such as heat and flame, electric arc, electrostatic, chemical …

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