Builders' Merchants News
Grant UK introduces new sales manager in the South East

Grant UK has announced the appointment of Dan Caustin to area sales manager. Mr Caustin will be the main contact at Grant UK for customers in the South East including Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, South London, Kent and the Isle of Wight.

Superglass CEO takes helm of the UK’s representative insulation body

Superglass chief executive Ken Munro has been appointed chairman of the mineral wool insulation manufacturers’ representative body, MIMA, taking over from David Travill, managing director at Isover Saint Gobain.

Thomas Dudley foundry division team expands

Thomas Dudley's award-winning foundry division has appointed a new business development manager.

Product manager arrives from down under

The former product manager of one of Australia's top consumer brands has joined independent UK timber supplier Arbor Forest Products.

Ideal Standard appoints Jim Moore as managing director UK & Ireland

Ideal Standard has announced the appointment of Jim Moore as managing director UK & Ireland. 

HiB ‘makes showrooms beautiful’ with installer appointment

HiB is continuing in its commitment to ‘making bathrooms beautiful’ with the appointment Richard Fryer as its own showroom installer. Mr Fryer previously worked in the business for almost four years as a delivery driver and prior to this he worked as a professional bathroom installer.

Arbor Forest Products appoints new directors

Arbor Forest Products has appointed Jason Ostler as managing director and Phil Yell as operations director, following changes to the board of the UK timber supplier.

New challenge for Paul Martin at ATAG Commercial

ATAG Commercial has promoted Paul Martin to the position of national sales manager.

Worcester appoints new training manager

Worcester, Bosch Group has appointed Nick Fothergill as its new training manager, amidst a period of huge investment in the manufacturer’s training offering.

Flexseal appoints new sales director

Flexseal has promoted Scott McMurray to the position of UK and Ireland sales director, effective from 1 July.

New commercial director for FAKRO

FAKRO GB has appointed Dave Robertson to the newly created role of commercial director.

PJH appoints new CEO

PJH, a supplier of bathrooms, kitchens and appliances, has announced that Andrew Yates, present chief executive officer (CEO) of PJH has been appointed CEO of parent company Globe Union Industrial Corporation – succeeding Scott Ouyoung, who will take up the role of chairman.

Gripsure expands into timber merchants with new recruit

Gripsure has appointed its first national accounts manager. Kevin Moloney, who brings with him 30 years’ experience in the timber industry will focus on growing the firm’s sales to merchants. 

Marley Alutec grows again with new staff

In a move that underlines the company’s commitment to growth, Marley Alutec is delighted to announce the appointments of Maxine Gallager as internal sales support, Bill Johnson as area sales manager and Louise Stewart-Young as marketing communications manager.

Baxi Heating appoints new managing director

Baxi Heating has appointed Adam Turk as managing director of its UK commercial business, which comprises Andrews Water Heaters, Potterton Commercial, Remeha and SenerTec UK.

Spirotech boosts sales team with new appointment

Spirotech UK has appointed a new area sales manager for the West Midlands to help drive awareness of its products with merchants, specifiers and installers.

Intergas appoints Dennis Harman to boost Intergas sales team

Dennis Harman has joined Intergas as sales manager responsible for Kent, South London, Surrey and Sussex.

VIP Polymers appoints new marketing manager

VIP Polymers is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Burkitt as its new marketing manager.

Kitchen specialist spearheads Howarth Timber’s arrival in the market

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is aiming to become a major player in the kitchen market after appointing Ratinder Sandhu as its kitchen category manager.

Improving support team at Lecico

Lecico Bathrooms has made two new appointments to strengthen its customer service support team.

GROHE welcomes new senior product manager

GROHE is delighted to announce its appointment of Paul Bailey as senior product manager for the UK, with immediate effect. Mr Bailey is an experienced marketer, having spent the last 14 years in the tools industry, including Irwin Tools in Sheffield and Paris, and most recently Trend Machinery based in Watford.

Two new additions to the Snows Timber team

Snows Timber has announced two new additions to its sales team.

Minerals expert steps down at TG Group

Tudor Griffiths Group has said “goodbye” to a senior manager with over 50 years’ experience in the minerals and construction materials industry.

Ironmongery accolades for HOPPE UK

Two of HOPPE UK’s door hardware experts have received recognition this year from the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI).

Terex Construction appoints new head of engineering

Terex Construction has named Satpal Sokhi as the new head of engineering for its UK manufacturing facility in Coventry.

Bristan hones in on housing with new appointment

As part of a concerted focus on the housing sector, Bristan’s marketing specification team has boosted its industry proficiency with a new appointment.

Stelrad hires new brand specialist

Jonathan Roberts has joined Stelrad’s new Brand Specialists Team responsible for the whole of Wales, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The 21 year old Cardiff University Product Design graduate is new to the heating sector but has retail experience.

CRASH appoints board members

CRASH has appointed two new trustees to its Board. Galliford Try’s general counsel and company secretary Kevin Corbett (pictured) and Arcadis’ company secretary Fiona Duncombe bring a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the charity.

Charcon appoints new national account manager

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has appointed Dave McClelland to the role of national account manager.

BMF appoints supplier advisor to Board

Tony France has been appointed as the supplier advisor to the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Board.

Morgan takes marketing manager role at Wilo UK

Morgan Warren-Ross has been appointed as marketing manager at Wilo UK.

Environmental expert joins the team

An environmental specialist with over 35 years’ experience in the industry has joined a family-owned Shropshire firm.

Triple appointment strengthens Bristan specification

Bristan has announced three new appointments. In her role as national new build specification manager, Louise Smith will be responsible for promoting Bristan’s vast portfolio of specification products. As part of her role, she will focus on building relationships with customers nationally as the key contact for the new house build sector.

Croydex strengthens sales team with two new appointments

Bathroom accessories specialist, Croydex has strengthened its sales team with two new appointments.

New sales director for spares across Travis Perkins

The availability and expertise of spares across Travis Perkins, enjoyed through Direct Heating Spares (DHS) and City Heating Spares (CHS) in branches of City Plumbing Supplies, Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS) and Travis Perkins, has received further investment through the appointment of Richard Adams as group spares sales director.

Brett Martin Plumbing & Drainage appoints new sales rep in the south west

Brett Martin Plumbing & Drainage has appointed Mark Garrard as a new sales representative in the south west to add further strength and expertise to the sales team.

Stressline appoints experienced health and safety officer

As part of its on-going commitment to health and safety in the work place, Stressline has appointed Richard Beasley as its new health and safety officer.

BMF appoints new regional manager

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed Alex Clifford as regional manager for London and the South East with effect from 1 June, 2016.

Warren Mackie joins BJ Waller as specifications manager

Architectural ironmongery specialist BJ Waller has announced the appointment of Warren Mackie as its new specifications manager. Mr Mackie’s arrival emphasizes the company’s dedication to working closely with architects, joiners and main contractors.

Mike Lemmon to oversee Dryseal Scotland

Hambleside Danelaw is pleased to announce that area sales manager Mike Lemmon will oversee Dryseal flat roofing system sales in Scotland in addition to the Roofing and Ventilation range.

Heatrae Sadia forms dedicated Megaflo team

Heatrae Sadia has announced a new tailored support service for installers fitting its flagship product, with the creation of a dedicated Megaflo sales team.

Baxi director appointed chair of the HHIC

Andrew Keating, marketing director for Baxi, has been appointed the newest chair of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC).

Toolbank promotes Paul Maxwell to sales director

Following Simon Bicknell’s switch to the position of marketing development director, Toolbank has promoted Paul Maxwell to the position of sales director for UK and Ireland.

JELD-WEN appoints new managing director

JELD-WEN has appointed Graeme Robinson as its new managing director. Mr Robinson brings many years of UK, European, and global manufacturing experience to the business, with over 25 years in senior management roles across a number of sectors.

Burton appoints new roofline manager

Burton Roofing Merchants has strengthened its Sheffield depot management team by acquiring plastics specialist Carl Dent. Mr Dent joins the business as roofline manager, taking responsibility for developing the plastics, guttering, fascias and soffits division of the business.

SCA Timber Supply further strengthens its team

SCA Timber Supply has strengthened its customer support team by appointing Sarah Degg as marketing analyst.

WJ takes on new operations manager

WJ Group welcomes John Cook to its Hull site, in the new role of operations manager. A third generation engineer, Mr Cook has enjoyed many senior operations management roles, most recently managing product teams in manufacturing environments.

BWF mourns the loss of chairman Gordon Nelson

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is mourning another loss to the joinery industry this year, with the death of its senior vice president and chairman for Scotland, Gordon Nelson. Mr Nelson passed away at the end of March, aged 74.

Elmhurst Energy announces two appointments

Elmhurst Energy has announced two appointments in the organisation, with Amarpal Sihra appointed as head of commercial and Paul Mayne appointed as head of operations.

Ideal presents two new sales support engineers

Ideal Commercial Boilers has appointed two new sales support engineers to join its commercial sales team. With an increased presence in both national and independent merchant branches, Ideal is delighted to introduce Jenny Hawkes and Sian Maxwell.