Builders' Merchants News
Board realignment at Michelmersh Brick Holdings

Michelmersh Brick Holdings (MBH) has confirmed that Frank Hanna, former commercial director, and Peter Sharp, former group operations director, have jointly assumed the role of chief executive officer. Martin Warner, who previously held this role, has now become deputy chairman, while remaining an executive director.

Covers appoints group panel products manager

Pat Collins has been appointed as group panel products manager at Covers Timber & Builders Merchants.

CHS appoints new commercial manager

City Heating Spares (CHS), the spares brand of Travis Perkins, has appointed Dennis Grogan as commercial manager to develop its dedicated plumbing and heating spares service and better meet the needs of busy installers across the UK.

Promotion for Mick Taylor

Rollins Group has announced that former area sales manager Mick Taylor has been appointed as national sales manager.

JB Kind appoints area sales rep

JB Kind has appointed Chris Roullier as a new area sales representative to cover the Home Counties, North London, Essex and East Anglia region.

Organisational changes at SCA Timber Supply UK

With effect from 1 January, 2016, SCA Timber Supply UK’s commercial director, Stephen King, will take up the position of sales director for SCA Timber Mill Sales UK.

Pegler Yorkshire welcomes new appointment to drive growth

Pegler Yorkshire has reinforced its internal marketing and product development team with the appointment of a new market manager to drive forward growth and innovation in this sector.

Brett Landscaping appoints new managing director

Brett Landscaping and Building Products has announced the appointment of Alastair Forbes as its new managing director.

Promotion for Builders Merchant Co Ali Thomson

Builders Merchant Co (BMCo) in North Lincolnshire is pleased to announce the promotion of Ali Thomson from business development manager to regional sales manager.

Two new appointments at Linde Material Handling

Linde Material Handling has strengthened its team with the appointment of two new senior members of staff at its Severnside and Basingstoke offices to drive forward the company’s plans to supply products to new markets.

BMF appoints new marketing and communications manager

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed Christine Wall as marketing and communications manager, with effect from 4 January, 2016.

MKM Building Supplies appoints new branch director at Redcar

MKM Building Supplies has appointed a new director of its Redcar branch.

Actavo | Hire & Sales appoints new manager

Specialised building equipment supplier, Actavo | Hire & Sales Solutions (formerly Deborah Services Hire & Sales), has appointed Peter Ellis as regional manager of all hire and sales branches in the South East.

Brand specialists team launched by Stelrad

Stelrad has launched its new brand specialists team. Initially nine strong, the team comprises individuals whose role is to meet merchant branch staff and installers to introduce new products and new concepts for the use of radiators to the people who are at the sharp end of the business.

Terex Construction welcomes Allison Tucker

Equipment solutions provider Terex Construction has appointed Allison Tucker to the role of global product marketing manager for its UK facility in Coventry.

New MD for Rixonway Kitchens

Rixonway Kitchens has appointed former sales and marketing director David Anderson as managing director.

Nick Lander to join H&B Group as managing director

H&B Group has announced that Nick Lander, the former managing director of Bradstone and senior executive of Aggregate Industries, has been appointed as managing director of the independent buying organisation from 1 January, 2016.

Quanex names new managing director for Edgetech UK

Quanex Building Products has appointed Chris Alderson to succeed Andy Jones in the position of managing director for its Edgetech UK business unit.

Bristan Group plans big splash with two new senior appointments

In continuing to expand and hone its service proposition, Bristan Group has recently appointed not one but two major senior positions.

Movers and shakers at Ridgeons

Ridgeons, the independent timber and builders’ merchant in the East of England, has announced a number of changes to its management team across its network of branches.

Steve Wintle appointed head of PEU at Abloy

Security expert Abloy UK has announced Steve Wintle as its new head of Professional End Users (PEU) division.

New appointment at Encon Insulation

Encon Insulation has promoted James Rowlands to the position of regional sales manager for builders’ merchants for London and the South East.

AWMS appoints business development director

Since its launch in July, Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) has been growing rapidly, and now welcomes Michael White as business development director to the team.

New branch manager for Buttle’s in St Albans

Buttle’s has appointed Graham Amos as manager of its St Albans branch.

Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants installs new Master

On 20 October 2015, Leo Martin BBS, MA, FCA was installed as the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Builders' Merchants (WCoBM).

James Guidera joins Snows Timber

The London and South East sales team at Snows Timber has been augmented by the arrival of James Guidera, who will be calling on the company’s customers across Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Buckinghamshire.

Sektor appoints sales talent to support Greater London

Sektor, the professional range of partitioning, glazing, and interior solutions exclusive to CCF, has appointed Jonathan Rider as its regional sales manager for Greater London (Heathrow and Croydon) in a move to provide even greater support to existing customers and new contacts in the Capital.

Alumasc expands facades business development team

With further growth predicted for the housebuilding, healthcare and education sectors, Alumasc Facades has appointed three new business development managers, bringing with them many years of experience and industry knowledge.

New managing director for Travis Perkins Managed Services

Managed Services, part of Travis Perkins, which provides maintenance materials and supply chain planning for public sector organisations, has appointed Stuart Hough as managing director.

Ravenheat expands its sales and customer service team

Investment and expansion show no signs of slowing down at Ravenheat as the boiler manufacturer further expands its sales and customer service teams.

Bond It extends merchandising service

Bond It is making a further demonstration of its commitment to the highest levels of stockist support.

Kent Blaxill appoints Bury St Edmunds branch manager

Ryan Horsley is now branch manager at Kent Blaxill’s Bury St Edmunds store.

New regional technical support manager joins Visqueen

Visqueen Building Products has announced the appointment of Paul Vincent as technical support manager for the Midlands.

Arbor Products welcomes new operations manager

Arbor Forest Products has announced the appointment of Phil Yell as its new operations manager.

Trio of appointments revealed by Metsa Wood

Metsa Wood has announced three new appointments to its sales and marketing departments.

A trio of appointments at Metsa Wood UK

Metsa Wood UK has added three new members of staff to its expanding team.

New chief executive named by Terex

Terex has named John L. Garrison, Jr. its new chief executive officer and president, a move that will be effective from November 2, 2015. He will also become a member of the Terex board of directors.

Eclipse Magnetics recruits new area sales manager for Boilermag team

Heating system filter specialist Eclipse Magnetics has announced the addition to its Boilermag team of Andy Spence as area sales manager for its Wales and West Midlands region.

New sales director joins Rowlinson Timber board

Rowlinson Timber has announced the appointment of Darren Hill to its board of directors with immediate effect.

Wilo UK appoints new area sales manager

Wilo UK has announced the appointment of Nick Bullock as area sales manager for Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire.

Senior appointments at Gibbs & Dandy

Builders’ merchant, Gibbs & Dandy, has made a number of senior appointments as the business targets Q4 growth and positions itself for a strong performance in 2016.

Promotion for Rudridge’s new group operations manager

Darren Price has been promoted to group operations manager at civil engineering and groundwork material specialist Rudridge.

Stelrad recruits new North East business development manager

Eric Aylesbury has joined radiator manufacturer Stelrad’s sales team as business development manager for the North East and Cumbria.

Business development manager joins Hambleside Danelaw

Hambleside Danelaw has announced the appointment of Paul Turner as its new business development manager. Mr Turner joins the company with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry.

New chairman appointed as CRASH prepares for 20th anniversary

CRASH, the construction and property industry charity for homeless people, has announced the appointment of a new chairman, as well as the provision of advice, products and grants to other UK hospices from January 2016.

Bristan appoints architect promoter

Bristan has appointed a new architect promoter to support the continued growth of its commercial division and raise the profile of the business within the architect arena.

Stephen Rumsey joins SCA Timber Supply UK

SCA Timber Supply UK has appointed Stephen Rumsey as procurement manager for panel products.

Elliotts' Tadley branch welcomes two new appointments

Elliotts has announced two new appointments at its Tadley branch, following what the company says has been a successful first year of trading.

Linde appoints two managing directors

Linde Material Handling has appointed a new managing director at both its South East and Castle regional offices.

New sales and marketing director appointed by Bond It

Bond It has appointed a new sales and marketing director to the company’s senior management team.