Builders' Merchants News
IoBM welcomes new members from Hevey

The Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) has welcomed nine new members from Hevey Building Supplies into its ranks.

Saniflo appoints sales manager for Scotland

Bringing extensive experience of the plumbing and heating sector, Tom King has joined the Saniflo team as area sales manager for Scotland.

Management appointment at Topform

Following a period of sustained expansion and growth, Topform has strengthened its management team by appointing John Flannery as managing director to oversee the company’s strategic direction and current growth plans.

Sovini Trade Supplies makes twin ex-military servicemen appointment

Sovini Trade Supplies has announced the recruitment of two local ex-servicemen at the company’s trade store in Aintree, Merseyside.

Pipe Center appoints national sales manager

Pipe Center has revealed plans to improve its technical support alongside announcing the appointment of long-serving employee Jim Merrills to the newly created role of national sales manager for pumps.

Confederation of Timber Industries names its inaugural chairman

Peter Hindle MBE has been appointed as the first chairman of the newly formed trade association, the Confederation of Timber Industries [CTI].

Darryl joins Stelrad commercial team

Steltrad has announced the appointment of Darryl McElvanna as specification sales manager for central and south London.

Terex Construction announces graduate appointment

Terex Construction has announced the appointment of Sam Langley to the role of manufacturing engineer at its UK manufacturing facility in Coventry.

Methven welcomes trio of sales and marketing appointments

Methven has strengthened its sales and marketing function with the appointment of three area sales managers.

Trio of new appointments for new Glasgow Stax Trade Centre

Stax Trade Centres has announced three appointments to join its new Glasgow branch, which opens in September.

New business development manager appointed by Norbord

Norbord has appointed Jenny Stainton as the new business development manager (BDM) for the East Midlands.

Obituary: Bob Hill

Bob Hill, who was a director at T Butt and Son of Stroud, Gloucestershire, passed away on 28 August, 2015.

Conex Bänninger strengthens sales and specification team

Conex Bänninger has strengthened its UK key account and specification sales team with two senior appointments.

Boilermag announces appointment of London and home counties area sales manager

Eclipse Magnetics has expanded its Boilermag team by recruiting Andrew Linford to the position of area sales manager for the London and home counties region.

Wilo UK appoints new commercial area sales manager

Pump manufacturer Wilo UK has announced the appointment of Donald Morrison as commercial area sales manager for the Yorkshire region.

BMF appoints industry analyst

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed Rikesh Patel as an industry analyst.

Breedon Aggregates appoints group CEO

Breedon Aggregates has announced that Pat Ward, currently CEO of Aggregate Industries Europe (a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim) (AI), has agreed to join the company as group CEO.

CCF invests in regional operations managers

Insulation and interior building products distributor CCF has appointed three regional operation managers. They are tasked with achieving consistently excellent standards of service and operational ‘know how’ across the regions.

Hambleside Danelaw recruits new national sales manager

Hambleside Danelaw has appointed Neil Brown as national sales manager of its Roofing and Ventilation division.

Kelkay appoints Alan Sheppard to lead UK sales department

Kelkay, the market-leading manufacturer and distributor of aggregates, has appointed Alan Sheppard as UK sales manager.

Elliotts Premier Roofing appoints new directors

Elliotts, the independent supplier of building products, has introduced two new directors to its Premier Roofing division.

Merchant support team formed by Alumasc Water Management

Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) has formed a new merchant support team to offer increased support for its customers.

Ridgeons provides sendoff to retiree

Ridgeons has wished an employee from its Lowestoft branch a happy retirement following the end of her 11 years of company service.

Simon seals promotion with Gorilla Glue

Simon Damp has been promoted to managing director of Gorilla Glue Europe. The move comes following seven years in the role as European sales director, which he assumed when he launched the brand into the UK market.

New head of sales for Stewart Milne Timber Systems

Stewart Milne Timber Systems has announced the appointment of Mike Perry as head of sales.

Daikin Applied Service establishes A/C unitary equipment sales team

Daikin Applied Service has announced the appointment of Paul Lewis as sales manager for the company’s recently established A/C unitary equipment division.

Simon Pearson joins expanding Brett Landscaping team

Simon Pearson has joined Brett Landscaping & Building Products in the newly created role of sales and marketing director.

MRA Marketing expands with two new account managers

Another two new starters have joined the MRA Marketing team. Charlotte Dixon and Laura Excell have been recruited as PR account managers and will be working alongside the company’s director Lucia Di Stazio.

Vokèra appoints UK managing director

Vokèra has appointed Phil Adams as its new managing director.

VIP-Polymers appoints new commercial director

VIP-Polymers has announced the appointment of Jon Crean to the position of commercial director with immediate effect.

Derran Gates rejoins Williams & Co

After several years in sales roles with Glow-worm and Ideal Boilers, Derran Gates has returned to Williams & Co to run its flagship branch in Claybank Road, Portsmouth.

Stewart Milne Timber Systems recruits new head of planning

Skills honed over a career as colonel in the Royal Marines are being applied to Stewart Milne Timber Systems' head of planning role after the manufacturer’s recruitment of Nick Lindley.

Wrekin recruits world champion sailor

Wrekin Products, manufacturer of civil engineering products, has appointed Carl Gibbon as supply chain & logistics manager.

Rinnai recruit sales manager

Mike Wheeler has been appointed national sales manager at Rinnai, manufacturer of continuous flow hot water heating systems.

Two new appointments for Rodo

Rodo, supplier of decorating sundries, workwear and PPE, has announced two new appointments to join its field sales team.

Richard Soper retires as CEO of Worcester, Bosch Group

Richard Soper has announced his retirement from the position of CEO of Worcester, Bosch Group.

Filplastic targets North and Midlands with expanded sales team

Racking specialist Filplastic has bolstered its sales team with a host of new appointments.

Promat appoints area sales manager for Home Counties

Promat UK has appointed Aaron Gardiner as an area sales manager, responsible for overseeing the company’s sales operations in the northern and southern Home Counties.

Nick Sims is appointed as managing director - merchants at Ridgeons

Ridgeons has undergone a restructure to support its three-year growth plan.

Natural Paving Products recruits new support manager

Natural Paving Products (UK) has employed Craig Brook, a hard landscaping professional, as its installer support manager.

Salamander Pumps appoints new business development manager

Salamander Pumps has appointed Nick Bennett as business development manager for the Southern region.

New appointment strengthens Howarth Timber’s digital presence

Howarth Timber has continued to invest in its digital presence following the appointment of a new online manager.

Yale recruits former employee as head of trade accounts

Security specialist Yale has appointed Chris Hardman as head of national accounts (trade), saying the move shows the company’s investment in its relationship with partners in the trade sector.

Three recruits join Keyline rail operations

Keyline has made three appointments to support its UK rail specialists.

International Timber appoints sales director to service South East

International Timber has appointed Mathew Lewis as regional sales director for the South East of England.

IKO welcomes new national account manager

IKO has appointed Andrew Oxley as the new national account manager for its distribution division.

FMB recruit area board manager from Ridgeons

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB), has appointed Dave Jordan as an area board member, joining from timber and builders merchant Ridgeons.

Bristan announces addition of new business development manager

Bristan has appointed Andrew Warrener as business development manager.

F & P appoints new programme director

David Dunbavand has been announced as F & P Wholesale's new programme director.

New sustainability adviser for Wienerberger

Wienerberger, provider of wall, roof and landscaping products, has announced the appointment of Stephanie Palmer as its new sustainability adviser.