Builders' Merchants News
Sales growth for Natural Paving Products

Celebrating its 10th year of trading, Natural Paving Products (UK) reports that business is stronger than ever; and to support its continual growth has appointed Lavinia Dowson as a new member of the Northern sales team.

OBAS CEO becomes president of North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

OBAS Group’s chief executive officer Norman Tenray has become the president of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, at its 98th Annual General Meeting on 22 September 2014.

New sales manager for Fakro

As part of its sales team expansion, Fakro has appointed John Walton as business development manager covering an area from Cambridgeshire to West London.

Saniflo welcomes new regional field sales manager

Saniflo UK has welcomed Martyn Andreoli to the post of southern regional field sales manager. Mr Andreoli, who is responsible for a team of four, joined the company in May and has since set about getting to grips with the Saniflo culture, products and customers.

New sales director for Supreme Concrete

In a move that will strengthen the company’s commercial structure, Supreme Concrete has appointed Ex-FMCG sales specialist Tim Wright to the position of sales director.

New sales appointments at Horstmann

Horstmann has added two new area sales managers to its UK sales team.

TIMco continues to build team

TIMco has appointed two new sales managers, Tanya Griffiths and John Gregson. The appointments come shortly after the company reported an increase in turnover to £16.1m and announced plans to reinvest back into its staff and business.

Chandlers appoints new non-executive director

Chandlers Building Supplies has appointed Sue Knight as a non-executive director.

Appointments at IDS

There are two new faces at International Decorative Services (IDS).

The Performance Timber Products Group appoints new CEO

Roy Wakeman, OBE, executive chairman of The Performance Timber Products Group (PTPG) has announced that Joe Martoccia, currently commercial director of Ultraframe (UK), will join PTPG as chief executive officer (CEO). His appointment will take effect from 15 December, 2014.

Grange appoints Rob Giles to marketing role

Decorative garden structures and fencing expert, Grange has appointed Rob Giles as senior product manager. The newly created role reports to sales and marketing manager Richard Bennett and sees Mr Giles take charge of market analysis and new product development across the company’s whole range and via all channels to market.

Two new appointments at LB Roof Windows

LB Roof Windows has strengthened its sales team with the addition of Karen Overton and Ana Pilling. The pair joined shortly after the company announced a 30% increase over the first six months.

New faces at SCA Timber Supply

The growth of SCA Timber Supply UK has resulted in several new appointments.

John Tate joins the team at Fernox

Fernox has appointed John Tate as technical project engineer. An experienced mechanical engineer and designer, Mr Tate will now have a central role in the company’s comprehensive product development programme.

Jordan follows in his father’s footsteps at GPH

Seventeen-year-old Jordan Henderson has secured a full-time career as stock controller at GPH Builders Merchants, after a part-time job helping his father.

Keyline strengthens utilities division with senior appointment

Keyline has appointed a senior manager to continue the next phase of growth within its utilities division. John Oakes joins as national sales office manager for utilities.

HOPPE appoints new business development manager

HOPPE UK has appointed Lee Piper as business development manager for the South of England.

New face at Fakro

Lyndon Clack has joined Fakro following a 28-year career in the building industry.

Rixonway staff celebrate long service

Staff at Rixonway Kitchens in Dewsbury are celebrating their many years of service with the company.

Bosch boosts sales presence in Scotland and Cumbria

Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating has appointed Michael Thomson as commercial technical manager for the Scotland and Cumbria areas.

Bracknell Roofing appoints quality systems manager

Harry Henderson is the newly appointed quality systems manager at Bracknell Roofing.

New area sales managers at Baxi Commercial

Baxi Commercial has expanded its sales team by appointing three new area sales managers.

New operations director at Stelrad

David Taylor has been appointed as operations director for Stelrad Radiators.

Drakes Plumbing Supplies appoints new head of sales

Drakes Plumbing Supplies has appointed Adam Austin as its new head of sales.

Aggregate Industries appoints new head of sustainability

New appointment at Hargreaves Drainage

Cast iron drainage manufacturer and distributor Hargreaves Drainage has appointed a new national sales manager.

Gavin Watson joins ELCO

ELCO UK, formerly MHS Boilers, has appointed Gavin Watson as its new sales director. He will be responsible for the nationwide sales team and further development of the commercial range of heating, hot water and renewable products.

Deco-Pak welcomes new general manager

Deco-Pak has appointed Rod Slater as general manager in time for its 10th anniversary at Glee this September.

New sales manager at Frese

Frese has appointed Steve Peet as regional sales manager for London and the South East.

Talis UK strengthens sales team

Talis UK has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Gary Deacon as sales director. The company has also opened a new office in Birmingham to house its UK sales team, HR and business support staff.

Baxi boosts expertise with new head of product management

Baxi has boosted its senior team of industry experts with the appointment of Jon Phillips as head of product management.

Bosch technical support sees further expansion

Following a continued period of growth, Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating has added to its expanding sales team with the appointment of two new heating and hot water specialists.

Commercial expertise from Natural Paving Products

As its commercial offering continues to see growth, Natural Paving Products (UK) has sought out a highly qualified and experienced national specification manager to offer expert advice and a full service for architects, specifiers and planners.

Kilsaran recruits two new appointments

Concrete and paving specialist, Kilsaran International, has recently appointed two new faces to its nationwide sales team.

Travis Perkins Group bolsters its property team

Travis Perkins Group has enhanced its property and environment division with five senior management appointments. As part of a five-year growth expansion plan, these appointments signal the ambition of the Group, with a further 20 positions becoming available due to the restructure.

Xylem’s Domestic Building Services strengthens national offering

Following the continued demand for building services, Xylem Water Solutions UK has bolstered its national Domestic Building Services (DBS) team with representatives now located throughout the UK.

Fakro expands sales team

Fakro has appointed Graham Hardy as business development manager.

New financial controller at Buttle’s

St Albans-based timber and builders’ merchant Buttle’s has appointed Virginia Dale as financial controller.

SBS welcomes new commercial director

Carl Gardner has been appointed as commercial director for Sustainable Building Solutions (SBS), a division of the Travis Perkins Group, to further develop its range of services and expertise.

Pegler Yorkshire strengthens management team

Pegler Yorkshire has announced key management changes in order to grow the business domestically and internationally.

Wrekin expands geosynthetics team

Wrekin Products has appointed Laura Perrett as geosynthetics account manager.

Quality is the top priority for SCA Timber Supply

SCA Timber Supply has appointed a new quality assurance and control team across its three sites.

Brick specialist joins Buttle’s

Buttle’s has appointed Barry Coombes as area sales manager with special responsibility for brick sales.

Aico builds plumbing and heating merchant team

Aico has appointed a team of distribution development representatives (DDRs) dedicated exclusively to the plumbing and heating merchant channel.

New GB Distributor manager appointed

Acheson & Glover (A&G) has given Peter Turner the position of commercial sales manager – GB Distributors. This is a new role within the company and has come about as a result of the increasing amount of business A&G has been doing with its wide base of merchant customers.

Ideal Commercial Boilers appoints new specification manager

Simon Carpenter has joined Ideal Commercial Boilers in the role of specification manager, expanding the company’s growing team of consultative technical experts.

Scott Craig joins Pegler Yorkshire

Pegler Yorkshire has appointed Scott Craig as its new commercial director.

Movers and shakers at Wavin

Wavin has appointed two new senior managers at its Chippenham and Doncaster production plants.

New Fakro face for North Wales

Craig Edwards has joined the expanding Fakro sales team as business development manager for North Wales and the North West.

Redring Xpelair Group announce senior appointment

Redring Xpelair Group (RXG) has appointed Joseph Holland as its new technical director.