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Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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

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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Stelrad buys DL Radiators

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Radiator manufacturer Stelrad, has entered into an agreement with De Longhi Industrial S.A to acquire 100% of the share capital of Italian radiator manufacturer DL Radiators srl for €28.346 million on a debt free, cash free basis. DL Radiators’ main manufacturing site is located in Moimacco, near Udine, Italy and …

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The Italian Job

It’s a very difficult job and the only way to get through it is we all work together as a team. And that means you do everything I say. Well, that was all rather jolly. By which I mean, nice, productive, useful, fun and really quite lovely, rather than ‘a …

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Building Supplies Online ceases trading

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Online building materials supplier Building Supplies Online has gone into administration today (June 20). David Shambrook and Sarah Cook of FRP Advisory were appointed as Joint Administrators to Building Supplies Online Limited on Monday 20 June 2022. Building Supplies Online was an online supplier of building materials to trade and …

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