Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.


Peter Hindle

Timber importers, builders and plumbers merchant Haldane Group has appointed Peter Hindle MBE to the position of Regional Chairman at the company’s operations in England and the Isle of Man. Hindle’s four decades’ experience in the merchant industry  include Managing Director of Jewson, CEO and General Delegate of Saint-Gobain in …

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Snickers Workwear kneels down

2023 Kneepad

Snickers Workwear’s Kneeguard offers knee protection against kneeling injuries and everyday knocks at work. The combination of Kneeguard™ pads and the Kneeguard PRO positioning system in Snickers workwear trousers is a crucial combination for reliable knee protection. The kneepads can be adjusted to different heights to ensure correct positioning. There …

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Food for thought


Tis the voice of the lobster; I heard him declare You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair I suppose it was only a matter of time. After the Great British Bake-Off, the Great British Pottery Throw-down and the Great British Sewing Bee, there was only really …

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SIG Roofing opens in Carlisle

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SIG Roofing has opened a new branch in Carlisle, to service the wider Northwest, and the Dumfries and Galloway area. The first new SIG Roofing site for a number of years, Carlisle is run by branch manager Richard Whittington and assistant branch manager Grant Kelton, featuring the full SIG Roofing …

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City Plumbing Spares apprentice scoops WCoBM prize

Leo Brigham

City Plumbing Spares apprentice, Leo Brigham, has been awarded the prestigious City & Guilds Livery Company Prize for 2023 by the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants. Brigham started his apprenticeship with City Plumbing in 2021 and was the first learner to complete the programme of study in the first ever …

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Toolstation springs to aid of gym club

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Toolstation, is celebrating its 200th City & Guilds accreditation with the Volunteer It Yourself  social enterprise. The retailer funds the qualifications as part of its partnership with VIY, who help disengaged young people learn DIY and vocational skills whilst helping repair and refurbish community facilities, helping them to consider a career in the construction and …

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Cartmore carries on investing in Lochgelly facility.

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Cartmore Building Supplies have reached agreement with Fibo lntercon A/S of Denmark to purchase a Fibo mobile F1200 concrete batching plant for their premises at Lochgelly, Fife, Scotland. It is expected that this will be commissioned in July of this year allowing customers to collect smaller quantities of concrete, mortar …

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IBC adds new division services manager

Simon Harris

Independent builders merchant buying group IBC has announced the appointment of Simon Harris as divisional services manager, as the buying group looks to further expand its services offering to independent merchants. Harris’ previous industry experience includes managing relationships with buying groups and merchants across a number of industry suppliers, so …

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