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Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

Bond It launches new App

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Sealants, adhesives and chemicals specialist Bond It has launched a new app, to provide quick and easy locating of technical data sheets, declarations of conformity, safety data sheets and application advice relating to their whole product range. A free, quick and easy reference guide providing key information on all Bond …

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Southern Sheeting tackles SAS 50k trek for charity

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A team from Southern Sheeting raised more than £6,000 for homeless charity Crawley Open House when they took on a gruelling 50km hike across an SAS training ground. The Brecon Beacons trek took place on Saturday 18 September, with participants opting for either the more challenging 50km route or the …

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Bricks and blocks still top supply shortage list

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A slight levelling off in construction demand, mostly in the domestic Repair, Maintenance and Improvement sector, has eased the supply shortages slightly, however, demand remains high. Overall product supply has improved slightly with lead times stabilising in some product areas. That said, certain items – remain in short supply.  timber …

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Russell’s Ryder style challenge raises money for charity

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Pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles’ Ryder Cup style charity golf tournament has raised over £5,000 for Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire Blood Bikes. The tournament was held at Horsley Lodge Golf Club, Derbyshire, with around 80 players taking part from various organisations, customers, suppliers and partners. Entrants were split …

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For Maddie, with love


  Sadly, our industry lost a bright young talent on 27th August when the life of beautiful Maddie Durdant-Hollamby was tragically cut short in devastating circumstances. Maddie was advancing her marketing career in our industry and had just been appointed Project Director of Visibility on the Travis Perkins Youth Board. …

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Polypipe talks smart water management at Flood Expo

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Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation is to reveal the latest thinking and innovations in smart water management during two key seminars at this year’s Flood Expo, held at the NEC in Birmingham on 22 and 23 September. On the first day at 2.45pm, Sean Robinson, specification director for Polypipe Civils …

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Big, Bigger, Biggest?

Out of the sea will rise Behemoth and Leviathan, I had a whole blog planned for yesterday morning about energy prices, shortages and Insulate Britain, with their highly reasonable conviction that one of the best ways of tackling our climate change problem is to properly insulate our houses and buildings. …

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Travis Perkins’ plumbing sell-off pays dividends


Having sold its Plumbing & Heating distribution business to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital in May, Travis Perkins plc expects to complete the disposal next week and will distribute the net proceeds to shareholders through a combination of a special dividend and a share buyback programme. A special dividend of …

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Buttles signs deal with Watford FC

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Independent builders’ merchants, Buttle’s, has teamed up with Watford Football Club in a three-season deal as part of its Regional Partner Programme. Buttle’s, which has branches in Leighton Buzzard, Kentish Town, Enfield, and St Albans, will appear on stadium branding platforms to over 21,000 fans and will feature across Sky …

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NBG suppliers spark up green initiatives

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 Two suppliers to the independent builders merchant buying group NBG are collaborating on a new environmental initiative. EV Future Solutions and Lakes Showering Spaces Ltd have collaborated on a pioneering green initiative.   Lakes Showering Spaces, based in Tewkesbury, is to electrify its fleet of delivery, sales, and engineer staff …

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