Builders' Merchants News
Sprue Safety Products strengthens its sales team

Sprue Safety Products continues to go from strength to strength with the appointment of five new specification managers, all tasked with enhancing the presence of the trade-only brand Sona.

Merchant support is a priority for Knauf Insulation

Knauf Insulation has expanded its dedicated merchant support team, to provide even more support to its customers. The team now consists of four field-based sales representatives, two in the North and two in the South.

JTL appoints new head of marketing and communications

JTL has appointed Cathie Foster as its new head of marketing and communications, based at its Birmingham Centre of Excellence.

More internal promotions and new recruits for Kelkay

Kelkay has enjoyed significant business growth in recent years and has responded with investment in new plant and machinery to cope with growing demand. The business has now taken a look at the management and staff it needs to secure long-term growth plans which has resulted in a number of new key appointments and internal promotions.

New appointment to boost Kinedo sales

Growing success with the Kinedo range of cubicles has led to the appointment of a specification sales manager at Saniflo to further boost sales.

Scotland is reaching new virtual worlds

CAD technology company, Virtual Worlds is continuing to grow with the addition of a new regional sales representative to its busy team.

Hamilton grows its sales team

Hamilton has appointed Tom Woodward as area sales manager for the South West and South Wales.

GROHE announces staff promotions

GROHE has announced three internal staff promotions, drawing on its current pool of talent to further grow the UK brand.

New operations director for Sensio Lighting

Sensio Lighting has appointed Paul Harvey as operations director for the business, overseeing the operational effectiveness of the supply chain, warehouse, customer services and marketing functions.

The next step for Yale Smart Living

Yale has introduced a new member of the Smart Living team to take the next step in mobile development.

F & P bolsters building and plumbing expertise with new category manager

F & P, Primaflow & Connections has appointed Gary Shields as its new category manager for bathrooms and fires.

Daniel Brohn assumes global role for Kohler Co.

Former marketing director of Mira Showers, Daniel Brohn, has been appointed president, global faucets, by Kohler Co.

New board directors announced at Considerate Constructors Scheme

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has formed a new statutory board of directors.

Keyline strengthens its utilities division with new appointment

Keyline has strengthened its utilities division with the appointment of Sue Giffard as a new business development manager for the North West and North East of the UK.

Viega expands its sales team, building on UK success

Viega, the manufacturer of press connection, prewall and drainage solutions, has expanded its UK team.

SCA Merchant Services grows its Scottish team

SCA Merchant Services, who acquired Swedscot Timber in Cumbernauld in September, is already beginning to strengthen its operation by welcoming two new members to the team.

MKM Honiton appoints design duo

MKM Building Supplies’ branch in Honiton, Devon, has appointed two new kitchen design experts to its team.

Paul Woodbourne joins Stelrad

Paul Woodbourne is the latest recruit to join the Stelrad specification team as business development manager in the south west of the country.

Naylor Plastic appoints sales director

The Plastic Pipe division of Yorkshire-based Naylor Drainage has appointed Mark Rowden as sales director.

Continued business growth prompts internal promotions and new recruits at Kelway

As Kelkay embarked on its ambitous brand development and expansion programme this year, the family-run business was also busily engaged in further strengthening its management team to equip them for further business growth ahead.

Building Adhesives appoints David Hackett as general manager

Building Adhesives has recently appointed David Hackett as general manager.

Keyline appoints new business development manager

Keyline has appointed Tina Haines as the new business development manager for the North of England.

Pipe Center and Climate Center strengthens its London and South East team

Pipe Center and Climate Center has completed a brace of senior appointments within its London and South East team.

Laufen UK takes on new marketing manager

Laufen has appointed Emma Mottram as new marketing manager for the UK.

ASSA ABLOY Access Control appoints new technical engineer

ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has strengthened its technical support expertise with the appointment of technical engineer David Smyth.

Keyline grows Rail and Geotechnics division with new appointment

Keyline has strengthened its rail division with the appointment of a new office manager. Charlie Hurst will support the continued growth of the division within her new role at the new Rail and Geotechnics office in Leeds.

Andy Kaye joins Stelrad team

Andy Kaye has joined the Stelrad sales team and will be looking after the South East of England. He has worked in the heating industry since 1992, having started his career as an apprentice, installing boilers and bathrooms.

Two new apprentices for Builders' Merchants Company

Builders’ Merchants Company has announced the recruitment of two new apprentices, Rhys and Tyler, at its Scunthorpe branch.

Brett Martin appoints new sales rep

Brett Martin Plumbing & Drainage has appointed Adam Filkins as a territory sales representative in the South East region.

Mark Bone appointed as commercial director of Lords Builders Merchants

Lords Builders Merchants has appointed Mark Bone as its commercial director.

Elliotts appoints new finance director

Elliotts has appointed Paul Chadwick to its board as finance director.

Midlands NBG members report strong growth with new branches

National Buying Group (NBG) partners are continuing to report strong trading conditions, as evidenced by a number of new branch openings across the group. The latest launches are a new Cirencester branch for Building & Plumbing Supplies (BPS) and a new branch for County Building Supplies in Cheltenham.

New director appointed to lead the GAI

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has appointed Neil Fisher as its new director.

Stressline hires area sales manager

Stressline has hired Jan McGrath, a seasoned concrete and heavy building materials sales specialist, as its area sales manager for the southeast region.

New appointment at Keylite

Keylite Roof Windows has appointed Jim Blanthorne as international operations director. Mr Blanthorne joins the company as it prepares to make significant investments in its production capabilities to support ambitious growth plans.

Continued leadership at BWF with change of president

The nominated vice president of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), Sean Parnaby, managing director of West Port Timber Windows and Doors, has been appointed as acting president with immediate effect, following the departure this week of Cliff Thrumble.

Glyn Davies joins Lecico sales team

Glyn Davies has joined Lecico as specification manager for the south of England.

New procurement manager at SCA Timber Supply

SCA Timber Supply has enhanced its procurement function with the appointment of Les Bruce who joins the company as procurement manager for timber.

Norbord hires new business development manager

Alistair Rattenbury will be joining Norbord as the new business development manager for the South West.

Thomas Dudley expands its marketing department

Thomas Dudley is delighted to welcome Lisa Adams to its marketing department as junior marketing executive.

Ideal Commercial Boilers hires new business development manager

Ideal Commercial Boilers has appointed Andy Nichols in the role of business development manager for the North West Home Counties region..

Triton Showers welcome new specification director

Triton has strengthened its specification team with the appointment of Martin Smith.

Lagan Products expands GB sales team

Lagan Products has appointed James FitzGerald as area sales manager for the North West and West Yorkshire regions.

Brendan McNally joins Crystal Clear Group

Brendan McNally has joined Crystal, the made to measure PVC-U window and door supplier, as national key accounts manager.

New Wilo MD in UK and Ireland is appointed

Wilo UK’s managing director Gary Mannus, who has been managing director of the company in the UK since 2009, has been appointed president region Americas. He will retain the role of group senior director sales area UK/Ireland until 31 December, 2016.

Conex Bänninger recruit to build the North East region

Conex Bänninger has appointed Zoe Mackay to the position of regional specification sales manager for the North East.

Two new senior appointments at Plasson UK

In continuing to strengthen its service proposition, Plasson has created and now appointed two new senior positions, both new roles to the business.

Wilo expands marketing team

Kurt Brown has joined the Wilo UK marketing team as marketing assistant and will be working closely with the new marketing manager, Morgan Warren-Ross.

AWMS expands team with new area sales manager

Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) continues to add to its growing team with the appointment of Ryan Odey as area sales manager for Alumasc Rainwater and Gatic Civil Drainage.

Celebrating 40 years within the merchant business

Graham, The Plumbers’ Merchant recently celebrated the service of two loyal and experienced staff members. Having joined in 1976, Jim Gray and Ian Yuill have both been with the business for 40 years.