Builders' Merchants News
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.

Saniflo restructures external sales team

Saniflo UK has restructured its external sales team from being county-based to being postcode based, bringing the team in line with the Saniflo service department and the company’s major customers.

Pegler Yorkshire adds to its product team

Pegler Yorkshire has appointed two new market managers to its internal marketing team.

Wrekin Products adds Scottish expertise

Richard Stewart is heading up the Scottish expansion for Wrekin Products in a newly created role of regional sales and operations manager.

Howarth’s staff investment continues

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is continuing to invest in its workforce following the appointment of Charlotte Hancock to external sales executive.

Barwood Products appointment strengthens sales team

Following a successful year in 2014, Barwood Products has now appointed a new member to the team to further bolster the sales effort and to develop new opportunities for the company’s range of inclusive bathroom products.

Jewson appoints new management trainees

Jewson has appointed 50 new management trainees as part of its focus to bring new talent into the business.

Trainees join CEMEX UK

A new cohort of trainees has started at CEMEX UK, bringing young people and new talent into the construction and building materials industry.

Tony Atlee is Collier’s new Colchester manager

East Anglian-based builders’ merchant Collier & Catchpole has recruited Tony Atlee as its new branch manager of the Colchester yard.

New branch manager at Gibbs & Dandy’s Huddersfield store

With more than 25 years of experience, Gibbs & Dandy’s Huddersfield branch is in knowledgeable hands following the appointment of Andy Holmes as the new manager.

Ken Munro appointed MD at Superglass Insulation

Superglass Holdings PLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Ken Munro to the newly created position of managing director of Superglass Insulation, with immediate effect.

Expansion prompts Actis appointments

Actis insulation has created a new role for a national specification manager following its expansion into the volume housebuilding market.

Calvin Pope joins Fernox

Fernox has appointed Calvin Pope as its new sales director for the UK and Ireland.

Alutec appoints new area sales manager

Aluminium eaves solutions specialist Alutec has appointed Ben Summerhill as the new area sales manager for the South West, taking charge of the role formerly filled by Jane Phillips.

New appointment at SCA

SCA has appointed Philip Lockwood as general manager at its Melton site.

Terex Construction appoints David Harris to quality role

Terex Construction, global equipment solutions provider, has appointed David Harris as quality and compliance manager.

National sales director for ESi Controls

ESi Controls has appointed Paul Woolley to the position of national sales director.

Pipe Center and Climate Center appoint new MD

Andy Wighton has been appointed managing director of Pipe Center and Climate Center.

Norbord welcomes new business development manager

Norbord has appointed Ben Woodman as its new business development manager for the South West.

EH Smith chairman awarded for years of leadership

Ken Smith, chairman of EH Smith, has received a specialist Lifetime Achievement Award.

New sales representative for Hamilton Litestat

Hamilton Litestat has appointed Sally Jones to its sales team in Scotland to help maintain the company’s high level of customer service.

PJH appoints new national sales manager

The PJH Group has welcomed Martin Voisey as its new national sales manager for its retail division.

Adam and Emma head up new management team

The Gibbs & Dandy Dorchester branch has two new faces – manager, Adam Nedahl, and assistant branch manager, Emma Russell.

Three new appointments takes team to 13

JELD-WEN has appointed three new stairs technicians following a surge in demand for its free stairs measuring service.

New Year honour for Liz Male

TrustMark’s chairman Liz Male has been appointed an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year 2015 Honours List, in recognition of her services to construction and consumer protection.

New regional sales manager for Valor and Robinson Willey

Valor and Robinson Willey have welcomed a new addition to their trade sales team with the appointment of Simon Chapman as regional sales manager for the North West region.

New appointment at SCA Timber Supply UK

SCA has appointed Simon Messam as senior business development manager.

Pipe Center and Climate Center announce new trading team

Pipe Center and Climate Center have announced the creation of a new trading leadership team.

DAB Pumps expands its team

DAB Pumps UK has expanded its commercial and residential building services team in line with its continued success and growth of its sales.

Mike Beech settles in at Kerridge

Mike Beech arrived at Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) in January as its new product marketing director, and from the start he has been impressed by the management team’s ambitions for the business and where things are headed both in the UK and internationally.

New group MD for PTS and CPS

Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS) and City Plumbing Supplies (CPS), which form the plumbing and heating division of the Travis Perkins Group, have welcomed Stuart Hough into the role of managing director of spares.

Elliotts boosts joinery division with new appointment

Elliotts, the Hampshire-based independent builders’ merchant, has bolstered its team ahead of ambitious plans to grow its joinery turnover by £4m.

Wayne Flory takes over as Toolbank CEO

Toolbank product director Wayne Flory has been promoted to chief executive of the tools and hardware distributor.

From trainee to manager

Builders' merchant, Gibbs & Dandy, has appointed Mike Limburn as the manager of its Portsmouth branch.