Builders' Merchants News
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.

Toolbank names new product director

Mark Allen has been appointed product director at Toolbank, the tools and hardware distributor.

New appointment at Kent Blaxill

Kent Blaxill has appointed Dan Ruegg as protective coatings specialist.

EC Harris appoints Paul Adams

Built asset and design consultancy EC Harris has added Paul Adams to its automotive division.

Taylor’s Timber Centre appoints two key players

Bradford-based merchant Taylor’s Timber Centre has strengthened its management team with the appointment of two key players: new depot manager Billy Wright, and sales executive Chris Moralee.

Phoenix appoints new sales managers

Phoenix has appointed three new area sales managers.

Flexseal develops commercial team

Scott McMurray has stepped into the role of commercial sales manager at Flexseal.

New face at Blue Rock Systems

Piers d’Orgée has joined Blue Rock Systems as its internal account manager.

Harmer Drainage announces appointment

Harmer Drainage has appointed Steve Mascall as national sales manager for its new Harmer civil drainage division.

Terex Construction welcomes Paul Macpherson

Terex Construction has appointed Paul Macpherson to the role of sales and marketing director for its UK facility in Coventry.

Steve McDonald joins Ideal Commercial Boilers

Steve McDonald has joined Ideal Commercial Boilers as business development manager.

Penter appoints new national technical manager

Penter, the paving brand of Wienerberger, has appointed Pritesh Patel as its new national technical manager.

New national technical specification manager for Jet Cox

Jet Cox has appointed Eddy Haslam to the position of national technical and sales manager.

Grange appoints new managing director

Decorative garden structures and fencing company Grange has appointed Neil Taylor as its new managing director. This follows the retirement of Duncan Hill.

New faces at SCA Timber Supply

SCA has announced a number of personnel changes to its UK timber supply operation.

New MD appointed for Geberit and Twyford in the UK / Ireland

On 3 February, 2015 the fulfilment of all conditions for the acquisition of the Sanitec Group by Geberit was announced.

Timloc adds to regional sales team

Timloc has welcomed new regional sales executive Richard Henshaw to the team to help support the company’s growing success.

Fernox welcomes Mike Bradley on-board

Fernox has appointed Mike Bradley as its new business development manager in the North West region.

Bristan’s commercial division means business

Bristan Group has announced the appointment of three new commercial business development managers as part of the continuing growth of its commercial division.

New face at JB Kind

Hot on the heels of its management buyout, JB Kind has recruited an experienced operations manager to oversee the firm's warehousing logistics.

Kent Blaxill appoints finance director

Kevin Pryke has joined East Anglian buildings supplies company Kent Blaxill as finance director.

New sales manager at Pland

Pland Stainless has appointed Chris Davies as sales manager for Scotland, Ireland and Northern England.

New sales division heads at VADO

VADO has announced new division heads for its UK retail and export sales arms of the business.

Bob Holt to spearhead Strongs sales operation

Following a period of expansion, Tamworth-based company Strongs Plastics Products has appointed Bob Holt as sales manager.

Strengthening at the top

Samac Fixings, the Essex-based nail and fixings distributor, has appointed James Stephens and Angie Mepham to its board of directors.

New training manager at Worcester, Bosch Group

Worcester, Bosch Group has appointed Jon Wheeler as its new training manager.

F & P appoints key accounts manager for central region

F & P has appointed Sophie Twiggs as key accounts manager for the central region.

Hamilton appoints Gavin Williams to head up marketing

Hamilton Litestat has strengthened its team with the appointment of Gavin Williams as marketing manager.

Astracast appoints new regional development manager

As part of Astracast’s ongoing plans, Lisa Vallance has been appointed to the position of regional development manager for Yorkshire and the North East.

TIMco builds team in Ireland

TIMco has appointed two new area sales managers to further support its growing customer base and to service the demand for its increasing range of products.

New managing director at Norman Piette

Norman Piette in Guernsey has appointed Paul Rogers as managing director.

Wrekin Products appoints new technical director

Simon Gibson joins Wrekin Products as technical director, with more than 10 years' experience in research, innovative design, product development, international project management and pioneering new methods of working.