Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

Rustins goes grey with Advanced Wood Preserver

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Rustins is launching a new Grey colour to the Advanced Wood Preserver range, which is already available in Clear, Medium Brown, Dark Brown and Green. Water based and therefore low odour and non-flammable, Rustins Advanced Wood Preserver works on nanotechnology that gives deep penetration into the wood, allowing you to …

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Snickers adds hi-visibility options

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Snickers Workwear has launched an extensive range of Hi-Vis garments to suit a wide range of work environments from construction and engineering to handling and logistics; professional trades and lighter manual work; to specialist engineering requiring high standards of certified personal protective clothing. The collection includes Jackets, Trousers, Shorts, Toolvests, …

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The BMJ Industry Awards 2021 is now open for voting. The only awards programme in the merchanting sector that is decided by a pubic vote, the BMJ Industry Awards seek to reward and recognise the incrediable achievements of merchants and supliers, companies and individuals in the UK merchanting arena. BMJ …

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In a handcart, hurtling towards hell

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He was left alone! He grew up human! He’s not Evil Incarnate or Good Incarnate, he’s just…a human incarnate- By and large, I’m quite a positive person. Prone to the odd middle-aged grumpy moment, of course, but, generally, more Pollyanna than Private Fraser. More of a glass half-full kind of …

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Baxi welcomes Government Hydrogen Strategy

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Jeff House, Head of External Affairs at Baxi Heating has welcomed the publication today (August 17) of the Hydrogen Strategy from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which details the role and vision for clean hydrogen deployment at scale in the UK, building upon the ambitions in last year’s …

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Robert Price helps school’s outdoor area

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Cross Ash Primary School, near Abergavenny in South Wales, has finished revamping an outdoor play area that was “almost unusable”, with thanks to independent builders merchant Robert Price Builders’ Merchants.  With outdoor play being a vital part of the school’s curriculum, Cross Ash teachers were disappointed to see the pupils’ …

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Climate change call for bathroom industry

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The Unified Water Label Association is calling on the bathroom industry to play its part in tackling climate change, following the release of a landmark scientific study from the UN that claims human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented, and sometimes irreversible ways. The new report from the UN’s …

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Southern Sheeting helps club celebrate 125 years of football history

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Building materials supplier Southern Sheeting has signed up as a main sponsor for Ardingly Football Club. The self-funded club presented the business with a framed shirt, sporting its logo, as a thank you for its support. Southern Sheeting, based in nearby East Grinstead, donated £1,000, which will help the club …

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Richard Burbidge increases stock for Scottish customers

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Scottish customers of Richard Burbidge, the manufacturer and supplier of timber products can now buy the brand’s mouldings direct from the company’s Livingston office. Richard Burbidge, which manufactures and supplies stair-parts, outdoor decking accessories and decorative mouldings, now stocks 36 of its most popular moulding profiles at its Scottish Distribution …

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Duchy Timber adds to machinery investment

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Duchy Timber, part of the Premier Forest Group, has added a state-of-the-art horizontal resaw at its Lostwithiel site. The new multi-bonded saw will allow the team to dramatically improve  sawing capacity at the site, which converts locally grown softwood logs into sawn timber for uses ranging from fencing, garden furniture …

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