Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

Snickers Workwear for summer

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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

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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

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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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Tile Giant’s new collection

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Beyond from Tile Giant is a new range of outdoor porcelain tiles, featuring a selection of trend-led designs, from classic wood and stone-effects through to modern patterned tiles, Available online and instore, the collection is supported by a multi-channel marketing campaign. Tile Giant stores now feature new POS and imagery …

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Sika Everbuild’s new packaging design

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Sika Everbuild has introduced a new alternative packaging design for its SikaCeram-621 FlowFix Jointing Compound. SikaCeram-621 FlowFix Jointing Compound is now available in sturdy 15kg buckets as well as bags, which will be easier for merchants to store and display outside. Trade customers will also benefit as it’ll be easier …

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Slark steps down from Grafton role

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Grafton Group Chief Executive Officer Gavin Slark has announced that he intends to step down as Chief Executive Officer at the end of this year, after 11 years in the role.   A process to appoint his successor is starting immediately. Slark said: “It has been a privilege to have been …

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Rebellious Hope

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Do not go gentle into that dark night Rage, rage against the dying of the light In one or two of my last missives, I’ve looked at the positive side of life, at the out-pouring of joy that was the main feature of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and the …

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Obituary: Norman Evans


It is with sadness that FW Morgan has announced the death of it sales director, Norman Evans, who has peacefully passed away at Llandough Hospital on Monday, 13th June 2022. He was the beloved husband of Lindsey, and much adored father of Sian, Mark, Steven and Joseph, as well as a …

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Bradfords smashes target to get men talking

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Builders merchant group Bradfords Building Supplies has donated £10,000 to men’s health charity Movember after smashing its target of 50,000 views for its Men’s Health Week video. More than 185,000 people saw the video message to check in on a mate over the course of the awareness week (13-19 June …

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Knauf to add new factory in south Wales

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Plaster and drywall specialist Knauf has reached an agreement with Gypfor for the purchase of a new plasterboard manufacturing plant in Newport, South Wales. This multi-million pound investment will increase the UK production volume of Knauf’s range of gypsum-based building materials by 20% when fully onstream in Q1 2023. The …

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