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Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

Parker’s landscaping centre marks June with fundraising push

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For the month of June Parker Building Supplies’ landscaping hub in Tonbridge, is throwing its weight behind the Kent town’s Upz and Downz organisation. The team at the landscaping centre on Priory Road has already started fundraising and has now also pledged to donate 5% of sales over £100 to …

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A production error crept into the June issue of BMJ and the crossword page went very wrong. Apologies to all readers who like to try their hand at the brain teaser over a cup of tea. The corrected version is available on the BMJ June Digital Issue (LINK HERE) and …

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Travis Perkins and Keyline drive fleet investment forward

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A new fleet of 26-tonne trucks, designed to support the Group’s ambitious carbon reduction and safety and efficiency aims, has been unveiled by builders merchant group Travis Perkins plc, to run across its Travis Perkins and Keyline Civils Specialist brands. The investment is in around 170 Volvo FM 330 6×2 …

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Intact buy Blue Rock Systems

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Software and technology solutions supplier Intact has acquired UK-based software house, Blue Rock Systems, a Southampton business which has been reselling, implementing and supporting Intact ERP systems for over 16 years. Intact CEO, Justin Lawless, today (June 20), said that the move will strengthen Intact’s market share across the target …

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BMF Conference heads to Istanbul for 2023

The Builders Merchants Federation is taking its 2023 All Industry Conference to Istanbul. The event was announced at the NMBS Conference this morning (June 18) by BMF CEO John Newcomb. The Conference will take place from June 15th to 18th 2023 at the Swissotel The Bosphorus  Hotel.       …

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Grenfell: Never again? Not so sure

Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it Some images stay with you forever. Sometimes they are the good ones – the first sight of your child, delivered by a beaming midwife into your arms, the policeman dancing with children at the Manchester Arena Concert, Johnny Wilkinson’s …

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BMF announces Supplier and Service shortlists for awards

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Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation has announced separate shortlists for two Awards that will be presented at its Annual Members Day Conference and Awards in September – the BMF Supplier Member Engagement Award 2022 and the BMF Service Member Engagement Award 2022. The finalists are: BMF Supplier …

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Bradfords gets sports stars’ help to get men talking


For Men’s Health Week (13-19 June 2022), builders merchants Bradfords Building Supplies has teamed up with Premiership rugby team Exeter Chiefs and Somerset County Cricket Club to encourage people to check in on their friends. Sports stars including Exeter Chiefs RFC and England player, Henry Slade, plus Somerset County Cricket …

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BMJ Industry Awards 2022: open for voting

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The list of nominees for the 2022 BMJ Industry Awards is now out. Voting is now open for the BMJ Industry Awards. Go to www.bmjindustryawards.co.uk/vote and pick your favourites from amongst our nominees. National Merchant of the Year: Sponsored by Hanson Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery Buildbase City Plumbing Supplies  Jewson …

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Obituary: John Cureton

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It is with great sadness that BMJ has to announce that John Cureton, former Managing Director and co-owner of AW Lumb, has passed away after a brave fight against cancer. Director Gavin McEntee, who worked with him for over thirty years, said: “John served A W Lumb for forty-seven years and …

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