Builders' Merchants News
Francis Cunild retires from Matki after 44 years

Francis Cunild, managing director and a founding member of Matki, is retiring after 44 years with the company.

Electrorad appoint new field sales executive

Electrorad has announced the appointment of Jamie Fewtrell to the position of field sales executive.

Ravenheat recruit sales manager

Boiler manufacturer Ravenheat has appointed Mike Maher as area sales manager.

New IPG appointments to help drive membership and supplier deals

IPG (Independent Plumbing Group) has announced the appointment of two senior members of staff – Stephanie Bolton, as marketing manager, and Kevin Oakes, as director.

Bristan announce two new recruits

Bristan Group’s domestic specification division has announced the recent appointment of two business development managers.

New scheme manager to lead joinery industry groups

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has appointed Hannah Mansell as scheme manager for the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door and Doorset Scheme, and as spokesperson for Fire Door Safety Week, which will take place this September.

Balmorals London appoints new commercial manager

Balmorals London has announced the appointment of Dawn Rees as commercial manager.

Anniversary celebrations coincide at Howarth Timber's York branch

The 175 years’ combined service accrued by five employees at Howarth Timber’s York branch comes in the same year the company celebrates its 175th anniversary.

Kent Blaxill appoints glass operations manager

Russell Malcolm-Stewart has joined Kent Blaxill in Colchester as glass operations manager as part of a department restructuring.

Elliotts appoints Matthew Adlington

Matthew Adlington has been appointed as Elliotts' sales manager at its head office in Southampton.

Dennis Smith takes on interim role at BMF

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed Dennis Smith as interim membership services director on a consultancy basis. 

Crystal Direct expands support team

Growing demand from builders’ merchants customers has led window manufacturer Crystal Direct to expand its merchant support team.

Paul Maxwell rejoins Toolbank as accounts manager

Paul Maxwell has left Bahco Tools after 15 years to rejoin his former employer, Toolbank, taking over as national accounts sales manager from Dave Rogers.

Smith's Fan Convectors appoint Craig Scanlon

Experienced heating and plumbing salesperson Craig Scanlon has been appointed Smith’s Fan Convectors regional manager for north London and the South East, covering Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire.

Mike Freeman joins Talon as sales director

Mike Freeman has joined Talon, manufacturer of specialist plumbing accessories, in the newly appointed position of sales director.

Keyline strengthens rail division with senior appointment

Keyline has appointed Paul Clunn as rail manager south and will be the focal point for Keyline’s customer relationships across the region.

Dean Short joins Snows Timber as operations director

Snows Timber has appointed Dean Short as its new operations director.

Kamlesh heads up LG’s heating business

Kamlesh Vadukul has joined LG as sales manager for heating with responsibility for building the company’s air source heat pump business.

Naylor quartet clock up 130 years

Four employees of Cawthorne-based Naylor Drainage have clocked up a combined service of 130 years.

Azpects brings in new staff to aid growth

James Girling and Kerri Skelton have joined Azpects, based in Ipswich.

New area sales manager for Dunlop Adhesives

Dunlop Adhesives, the specialist manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, finishing, decorating and other ancillary products, has strengthened its team with the appointment of John Stewart as area sales manager.

Burdens appoints new national account managers

Burdens has appointed four new national account managers - Richard Mountford, Paul Leversuch, David Stolton and Greg Dunlop – to its team.

New supply chain director appointed by Stelrad

Former logistics and supply chain manager Ken Peet has been promoted to supply chain director for Stelrad.

New southern regional sales director appointed by Stelrad

Tony Hildrow has joined Stelrad as southern regional sales director.

GB Plastics creates new role of support manager

General Building Plastics (GB Plastics) has appointed Clare Falls to the position of support manager.

TIMco continues to grow

As part of its strategy to broaden its product portfolio and continue to grow its presence in the UK, TIMco has appointed Tracy Haynes as regional account manager and Richard Cole as quality control assistant.

New manager appointed at GB Plastics new Oswestry branch

General Building Plastics (GB Plastics) has appointed Ross Thomas as branch manager of its new trade counter in Oswestry.

New managing director for Linde Material Handling East

Linde Material Handling has appointed a new managing director to lead its UK East business.

Geberit appoints new product manager to its UK office

Geberit has welcomed a new face to its team, with the appointment of Graham Aird to the role of product manager sanitary systems.

BeA boosts sales force

BeA, the manufacturer of fastening tools and consumables for the building, timber frame and off-site construction industries, has strengthened its UK sales force to both augment and support its continued success and growth.

InSinkErator expands its marketing team

InSinkErator has appointed two new members to its UK marketing team, to better support retailers with increased marketing materials and activity.

Actis takes on five key staff

Increased sales across the UK of Actis’ range of mix and match Hybrid insulation products have sparked a clutch of new appointments for the manufacturer.

Colin Baker joins Plasson UK

Plasson UK has welcomed Colin Baker as its new area sales manager for the North East.

Collier & Catchpole appoints new finance director

Builders’ merchant Collier & Catchpole has appointed Kevin Sturdy as its new finance director.

Olympia Tools appoints national sales manager

Olympia Tools has strengthened its sales function with the appointment of a new national sales manager.

Snows Timber restructures its management team

Snows Timber has seen substantial growth in all areas of its business in the past two years, increasing its annual turnover to £43m and seeing its annual softwood procurement alone rise to around 150,000m3.

Merriott expands sales team

As part of its ongoing commitment to growing its national sales team, commercial heating specialist Merriott has welcomed Andy Harrington as area sales manager for the Midlands.

Kent Blaxill appoints new Norwich manager

Richard Poole has joined Kent Blaxill as manager of its Norwich store.

New UK management team for merger

Following the acquisition of Sanitec by Geberit earlier this year, an integration of the two companies Geberit and Twyford Bathrooms in the UK and Ireland is now underway.

Natural Paving Products boosts sales team

As business continues to boom, Natural Paving Products (UK) has strengthened its sales team with the addition of two hard landscaping veterans, bringing its total national sales force to nine.

A new post at Ridgeons

Ridgeons has appointed Peter Diamant as head of plumbing, heating and sanitaryware. The new role was created to support the delivery of strategic growth in heating and plumbing.

New Scottish member for the Catnic sales team

Catnic has welcomed a new member to its team. Karen Campbell has joined the company as area sales manager for Scotland.

Justin appointed to lead ambitious plans

Justin Dubiel has been appointed as Elliotts’ kitchens and bathrooms manager. It comes as the firm unveils ambitious plans to double its turnover from this part of the business over the next few years.

New MD at PTS

Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS), part of the plumbing and heating division of the Travis Perkins Group, has introduced Matthew Mycock as its new managing director.

Carl Kammerling International expands its team

Carl Kammerling International has appointed a new national sales manager to oversee the UK/Ireland field sales team.

Duo joins Gorilla Glue UK

Gorilla Glue UK has expanded its team with the appointment of two senior employees.

Chris Harvey promoted at Stelrad

Radiator manufacturer Stelrad Radiators has promoted its product manager, Chris Harvey, to the position of marketing manager.

Climate Center announces new appointment

Peter Woods has joined Climate Center as technical services manager to further develop the business’ capabilities and offer customers an even better service.

New head of marketing

Wirquin has appointed Nick Richards as its new head of marketing.

Bristan in pursuit of perfection

Giles Owen has joined Bristan as head of customer services having previously run contact centres for BT, Carphone Warehouse, Talk Talk, Microfsoft and XBoxheld.