Builders' Merchants News
 Amanda Williams and Tony Rivenell
New HR and Marketing Directors at MKM

MKM Building Supplies Ltd has appointed Amanda Williams as Group Human Resources Director and Tony Rivenell as Group Digital and Marketing Director.

Stuart Law
New leading light for Sensio

Sensio Lighting has appointed a new Operations Director to the Board. Stuart Law is taking over from Paul Harvey, who after four years in the position is to focus on special projects for the business.

Linden Schluter and Daniel Lawrence
GFS expands sales team

Gas Flex Systems has announced the appointment of two new members to its sales team: Linden Schluter as Specification Manager, and Daniel Lawrence as Technical Sales Manager.

James Drury and Steven Fielding
Samac grows sales team with two new appointments

Nails, screws and fixings supplier Samac has announced the appointment of two area sales managers, James Drury and Steven Fielding, allowing the company to expand its distribution.

Glenn Fisher
New year, new Managing Director at The IPG

The IPG has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director: Glenn Fisher.

Christopher Rogers
Travis Perkins appoints new chairman for Wickes, ahead of demerger

The Group has announced the appointment of Christopher Rogers as Chairman Designate of Wickes.

Vince Turner
New Marketing Manager joins IBC Buying Group

The IBC Buying Group is continuing its expansion with the recruitment of Vince Turner in the newly created role of Marketing Manager.

Guy Overton
New addition to Stelrad Brand Specialists team

Guy Overton has joined the successful Stelrad Brand Specialists team, looking after the North East of England territory.

Mike Gorman
Fil appoints new Sales Director

As of the 1st January 2020, Mike Gorman has joined the company in the role of Sales Director.

Matthew Glover
Matthew Glover returns To West Yorkshire Windows

Matthew Glover, known for his involvement with leading window and door industry brands Conservatory Outlet and The FIT Show, has announced his return to West Yorkshire Windows.

Managing Director, Andrew Hayward (Centre) with Russell Roof Tiles' new starters
Significant HR growth for Russell Roof Tiles

In the past six months the company has welcomed eight new starters which include four brand new roles and two key senior appointments.

Henry Quilter-Wood and Ali Thomson
SCA Wood strengthens its merchant sales force

SCA has appointed Ali Thomson and Henry Quilter-Wood as Business Development Managers.

John Savage and Ian Benoliel
Flame Heating Group appoints Group Operations Director

Flame Heating Group has announced the appointment of Ian Benoliel as Group Operations Director

Jack Taylor
Howarth Timber Manager appointed BMF Regional Chairman

Jack Taylor has been appointed by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) as Regional Chairman for the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

John Twallin
John Twallin 1930-2019

John Twallin, joint founder of Toolbank and former chairman of its parent company Dormole, died on Saturday December 14. He was 86.

Colin Gadd and Jason Burns
New MD for Shurtape UK as Gadd retires

Shurtape has announced the retirement of MD Colin Gadd and the promotion of Jason Burns as his successor.

Bart Murphy
MP Moran director becomes BMF ambassador

Bart Murphy, Operations Director for MP Moran and Sons Builders and Plumbers Merchants, has been appointed an Industry Ambassador by the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF).

David Cairns
New Head of Supplier and Commercial Strategy at The IPG

The IPG has announced the appointment of David Cairns as its new Head of Supplier and Commercial Strategy.

Terry Dyson
New Director of Business Development and Distribution at HSB

Specialist engineering and construction insurer HSB Engineering Insurance (HSB) has appointed Terry Dyson as Director of Business Development and Distribution, with immediate effect.

Amanda Flynn and Kerry Parker-Wray
New director appointments set future course for IKO

Building Products manufacturer IKO has announced the appointment of Kerry Parker-Wray and Amanda Flynn to the Board of Directors of the UK business.

Wendy Smith and Frank Key Group Managing Director, James Norton
Frank Key employee celebrates 20 years service

Wendy Smith has worked at Frank Key Group in Daybrook, Nottingham for 20 years.

Giorgio Squinzi 1943-2019

It is with great sadness that the Mapei Group announces the passing of its President, Giorgio Squinzi, who died in Milan on the evening of 2nd October.

Sianie Stephens and Summaiya Price
Blanco expands marketing team

Blanco has appointed Sianie Stephens and Summaiya Price to its marketing team.

Andy Dennis
Ideal Standard Group appoints new UK Sales Director

Ideal Standard Group has appointed Andy Dennis as its new Sales Director in the UK.

Dan Clarke
Norbord appoints new National Sales Manager

Dan Clarke has joined Norbord in the role of National Sales Manager.

Dave Owen and Katie Sexton
Aggregate Industries’ employees top of the class at IoQ Awards

Two of Aggregate Industries’ employees have been recognised for their outstanding achievements and commitment to the minerals extractives industry at this year's Institute of Quarrying (IoQ) Fellow Lunch and Student Awards.

Antonio Linares
Laufen announces new Senior Managing Director

Antonio Linares is the new Senior Managing Director for Laufen and the Northern and Central European Roca division.

David Garcia and John Morris
Grant UK appoints two Renewable Business Development Managers

Grant UK has appointed two Renewable Business Development Managers – David Garcia and John Morris – who will provide increased sales support in the renewable market sector.

Rodger Cook and Darren Brown
Two senior appointments at Donaldson Timber Engineering

Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) has announced the appointments of Rodger Cook as new Business Development Director for Operations and Darren Brown as General Manager at the Buckhaven site.

Richard Singleton, James Mann and Michael Atkinson
Pasquill recognises long service with staff awards

Pasquill is celebrating milestones in the careers of several long-serving colleagues.

Rob Parker
New CEO announced for Topps Tiles

Rob Parker, current Chief Financial Officer, will be appointed as Group CEO effective at the end of the month following the resignation of Matt Williams.

Marco Verdonkschot
New Managing Director for Manutan’s Traders Division

Marco Verdonkschot has been appointed Managing Director of Manutan’s Traders Division, which incorporates IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect. The move also sees him joining the Manutan Group Board.

David Bainbridge
New National Sales Director and other promotions at Stelrad

David Bainbridge has been promoted to National Specification Sales Director, while four Brand Specialists have been promoted to Specification Managers.

Simon Dickinson and Mark Walker
New Divisional Account Managers expand IBC Team

Simon Dickinson and Mark Walker have joined IBC with responsibility for the Midlands, Wales, North & Scotland regions, and the South region, respectively.

Phil Shotton
SR Timber boosts merchant support with new appointment

SR Timber has bolstered the support it offers to merchants with the appointment of Phil Shotton as its new National Account Manager.

Tom Parker and Krystal Williams
Changes at the top for Pavestone

Pavestone has announced appointments in three key positions in its managing team.

Steve Hill and Craig Wilde
DHF welcomes two new members of staff

Craig Wilde joined the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) as the new Membership Manager in July, while Steve Hill becomes Training and Compliance Officer.

Zac Payne and his award
Ibstock Brick apprentice wins regional award

Zac Payne has been announced as Engineering Apprentice of the Year (Final Year) for the Southern Region during the Make UK Manufacturing Awards ceremony held at Aerospace Bristol.

Matthew Bellin and Jamie McDonnell
W.Howard Group welcomes the new generation

Recruited as part of the W.Howard’s commitment to supporting the next generation, Jamie McDonnell and Matthew Bellin have joined the group within its Logistics and Business Support teams, respectively.

Rebecca Williams
Rebecca Williams joins Stelrad brand specialists team

Rebecca Williams has joined the successful Stelrad Radiators Brand Specialists team looking after the company’s busy Midlands territory.

paul mallinson
New Regional Sales Manager for JB Kind

Door distributor JB Kind has appointed a new Regional Sales Manager to its team. Paul Mallinson joined the company in August and will be responsible for sales in London and the South-East.

Pete Riding
Bradfords appoints new Commercial Category Director

Pete Riding has joined Bradfords as Commercial Category Director to help deliver the company’s Customer-Focused Commercial Proposition.

Terry O’Hare
Permaroof reveals growth plans following strategic appointment

Permaroof has appointed Terry O’Hare to its sales team in line with its ambitious expansion plans.

Dr Nina Cardinal
Hanson Cement welcomes new National Technical Manager

Dr Nina Cardinal has joined Hanson Cement as its new National Technical Manager.

Kudos appoints new National Sales Manager

Keeley Haines has been promoted to the position of National Sales Manager for manufacturer Kudos Shower Products Ltd.

Horst W. Garbrecht
New COO for HiKOKI Power Tools Europe

Horst W. Garbrecht has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer in Europe for the parent company of Metabo and HiKOKI, KOKI Holdings.

Steve Clutterbuck
Digby Stone appoints new Area Business Manager

Digby Stone has appointed Steve Clutterbuck as its new experienced Area Business Manager to help their customers grow their sales.

Darren Checksfield and Brian Downes
Aggregate Industries bolsters Major Projects Team with additional Director

Aggregate Industries has further strengthened its Major Projects team with the appointment of an additional Director, in order to increase customer focus as the company continues to deliver on some of the UK’s biggest infrastructure projects.

Ben Hodson appoints new Marketing Director has appointed Ben Hodson as its new Marketing Director to help take the brand to the next level.

John Tilburn
Domus Ventilation appoints National Specification Sales Manager

Domus Ventilation, part of the Polypipe group, has further expanded its specification team with the appointment of John Tilburn as Specification Sales Manager.