Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

Stelrad performs ahead of expectations

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Stelrad Group plc, the manufacturer and distributor of steel panel radiators in the UK, Europe and Turkey, has performed slightly ahead of management expectations so far this year, and the outlook for the Group remains unchanged. A trading update ahead of the AGM yesterday (May 16th), reported that, while overall …

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A tale of two Victory Days

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We won then. We will win again here May 9, Victory in Europe Day, was a time to look back and celebrate the liberation of Europe, the end of the war against Nazi Germany, but also a point from which to look forward, the plan and to rebuild Europe and …

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MKM buys Woodrow Timber

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Independent builders’ merchant MKM has announced further expansion of its branch network in Scotland with the purchase of Woodrow Timber & Supplies. Founded in 1979 as Rowan Timber Supplies, the business officially rebranded to Woodrow Timber & Supplies in 2021 and operates across three branches in Airdrie, Ayr, and Dunfermline. …

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OLFA removes three risks with the SK-16

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OLFA’s new SK-16, is a cutting tool that’s safe and efficient. Materials pass through two cutting channels, each protected by a plastic blade guard. Blade exposure is wide enough to cut thick materials, such as heavy paperboard, carpet tiles or corrugated surface protection. Materials can be trimmed in situ without …

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Forklift accident costs Jewson £400,000

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Builders’ merchant Jewson has been fined £400,000 following a forklift truck accident at its branch in Margate last year. Magistrates at Folkestone heard how, in August 2021, an employee of Jewson received life-changing injuries while another received deep cuts and lacerations when a load of metal mesh sheets toppled from …

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Rising costs boost energy efficiency enquiries, Travis Perkins report finds

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UK tradespeople are seeing increased demand for energy efficiency projects as homeowners look for ways to deal with their rising heating costs.   That’s according to the latest Repair, Maintenance and Improvement Index, from builders merchant Travis Perkins, which found that 71% of tradespeople were reporting increased interest from customers …

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Fourth electrical branch for Grant & Stone in four weeks

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Independent Builders Merchant Group’s (IBMG) electrical division has opened its latest Grant & Stone electrical wholesaler, located on Hobley Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire. The 4500ft site includes a wide range of high-quality products to meet the needs of domestic and commercial electricians and is conveniently situated to link to London and …

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Sika saves plastic

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Sika Fastfix All Weather jointing compound now comes with a new, more sustainable packaging design, which is manufactured in part using post-consumer recycled plastic.Sika Everbuild anticipates it will save around 400 tonnes of virgin plastic this year alone. Sika FastFix All Weather self-setting jointing compound comes ready to use with …

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Snickers goes lightweight for Summer

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Snickers Workwear’s new LITEWork Work Trousers are stretchable and lightweight, delivering superior flexibility and cooling comfort, as well as efficient moisture transport, ventilation and sun protection. They also come with CORDURA® reinforcements for extra durability and they feature a 4-way stretch fabrics, the patented Snickers Workwear KneeGuard® system and detatchable …

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Imperial marches on

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Imperial marches on Imperial Bricks’ Weathered Original Scotch Common and Original Giscol Common bricks are ideal, sustainable alternatives to reclaimed bricks for RMI and new build. The Original Giscol Common is a rough-cast, wirecut brick with a ‘burnt’ appearance that features coal spotting, natural banding and colour variation – characteristics …

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