Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.


BMJ Industry Awards 2022 Landscape

Entry to the BMJ Industry Awards 2022 is now open. Nominations are open for the BMJ Industry Awards 2022 . Click HERE to nominate your favourite merchants, supplier brands, trainees, showrooms and industry people. The awards celebrate the very best brands, merchants and people at the heart of the builders’ merchants sector. Companies …

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Construction Minister takes a trip to Lords

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Lords Builders Merchants in Park Royal, West London, played host to a visit from Construction Minister Lee Rowley MP, who was taken to the 12-branch builders merchant as part of a fact-finding mission organised by the Builders Merchants Federation. Discussions undertaken during the tour highlighted the challenges facing builders’ merchants, …

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Four more Zero carbon champions announced


Four more members of the Builders Merchants Federation have been named Zero Carbon Champions. Merchants GPH Builders Merchants and John A Stephens Ltd, distributor SIG Trading Ltd  and Northern Irish construction materials group Northstone Group, were amongst the eight companies whose proposals were assessed and approved by the CO2nstruct Zero …

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Forterra welcomes MP to Wilnecote

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Building products manufacturer Forterra showed its brickworks in Wilnecote, Staffordshire to MP Christopher Pincher, in advance of the site’s £27 million redevelopment project beginning. Pincher, Minister of State for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, is Member of Parliament for Tamworth and was shown around the site by George Stewart – …

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JB Kind Doors has charity support in Mind

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Door manufacturer JB Kind is to support for Mind, the mental health charity for the next two years. Managing director James Cadman said the overwhelming feedback from employees was that they wanted to support a charity which helped people with mental health. He said: “It became very clear when we asked …

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Ideal Bathrooms launches its reward programme

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Bathroom distributor Ideal Bathrooms has announced the launch of its annual rewards programme, ‘Spin to Win’, for retailers and merchants. The programme gives customers the opportunity to win a host of prizes, every time they spend £1,500. Prizes up for grabs include Amazon, Buy A Gift and Love2shop E-vouchers, Nintendo …

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Buttle’s Earns Investors in People accolade

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Buttle’s, the independent builders’ merchant based in St Albans, has been recognised by Investors In People (IIP) as a great place to work. Formed in 1919, Buttle’s has branches in Leighton Buzzard, Enfield, St Albans and Kentish Town. Fran Boast, Head of People and Development, said: “The Investors in People …

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TG Lynes celebrates 110 years

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Industrial plumbing and heating distributor TG Lynes  will celebrate its 110th anniversary in 2022. The Enfield company is planning a series of events  throughout the year, which will see engagement with local communities, colleagues, customers and suppliers. TG Lynes stocks industry leading brands and supplies thousands of products including valves, steel …

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Let them eat cake…oh wait, what?

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Now does he feel his title Hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe Upon a dwarfish thief… There are so many things to be concerned about happening in the world right now that really should be putting Cakegate into perspective. But we – the embittered electorate and the mainstream …

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Forterra pushes prices by 10%

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Building products manufacturer Forterra has confirmed “significant double digit price selling increases delivered across key products in late 2021/January 2022 with management continuing to review the cost landscape before determining when further price increases will be applied.” Chief executive Stephen Harrison said that the strong customer demand seen through 2021 …

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