Builders' Merchants News
New chairman appointed at the Construction Products Association

Knauf Insulation has announced that its managing director of Northern Europe, John Sinfield has been appointed as the new chairman of the Construction Products Association (CPA).

Linde appoints new head of customer service

Material handling company, Linde, has appointed Mark Sullivan as the new head of customer service based in the company’s Basingstoke office.

F & P Wholesale appoints new heating category manager

F & P Wholesale has appointed John Byrne as heating category manager.

Daikin UK names new managing director

Dirk Slagmulder has been named as the new managing director of Daikin Airconditioning UK

Wilo UK appoints new key account manager

Wilo UK has announced the appointment of Junior Morrison as a key account manager for the southern region.

Brett Martin appoints new technical sales manager

Brett Martin Daylight Systems has appointed Tony Isaac as the company’s new technical sales manager for the Midlands, South West and South Wales.

New marketing manager for Redring Xpelair

Redring Xpelair Group has appointed Caye Wan as its new marketing manager.

New leadership team for Pipe Center and Climate Center

Pipe Center and Climate Center have seen some structural changes, announced by managing director Lee Jon Newman, forming part of the company’s growth agenda.

William Naylor joins Buttle plc

Buttle plc has announced the appointment of William Naylor as the merchant's new managing director. 

Obituary: Peter Silk

Timber and builders' merchant Ridgeons has announced the sad death of former company director Peter Silk, who passed away on 15 March at the age of 90.

F&P Wholesale appoints new marketing manager

F&P Wholesale has appointed Gareth Osborne as marketing manager.

Jeld-Wen underpins is commitment to customer service

Jeld-Wen has boosted its customer service offering with the appointment of three new staff members and an internal promotion.

Boost for Howarth’s kitchen design team

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies continues to develop its offerings in the marketplace, having employed Simon Dewdney as a kitchen design consultant at its Wakefield branch.

Natural Paving Products digs out new talent

In a bid to provide industry leading customer service, Natural Paving Products (UK) has sifted through the very best and brought on board four seasoned professionals to its team.

Polyseam appoints Neil Heffernan as product certification manger

Polyseam has appointed Neil Heffernan to the new role of product certification manager.

Wilo UK appoints new regional sales manager

Wilo UK has announced the appointment of Paul Lines as regional sales manager building services for the southern region.

Promotion for Kent Blaxill’s Laura Downing

Laura Downing has been promoted to the role of decorating centre manager at Kent Blaxill’s Colchester branch.

Flexseal promotes Scott Butterworth

Flexseal, the coupling manufacturer, has promoted Scott Butterworth from its sales office to a frontline sales position.

New faces at Bence Builders Merchants

Bence Builders Merchants has announced two new members of staff have joined the business.

New business development role heralds Ravenheat expansion

The appointment of John Fenton as business development manager at Ravenheat heralds the dawn of an ambitious period of expansion for the company.

New CEO for the National Federation of Builders

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has appointed a new chief executive, Richard Beresford, who will start his role at the Federation on 16 June, 2014.

Brian Minns retires after nearly 25 years at Ridgeons

Ridgeons recently wished Brian Minns, a driver at its Rocklands branch, a warm goodbye following his retirement.

ADEY makes the Wright move

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has strengthened its growing sales team with the appointment of new business development manager Richard Wright.

Quartix welcomes new chairman

Vehicle tracking supplier Quartix has announced the appointment of Avril Palmer-Baunack as non-executive chairman.

Seddon director receives MBE for service to apprenticeships

Seddon director Christopher Seddon has received an MBE for his service to apprenticeships and the community.

Aggregate Industries announces new CEO

Aggregate Industries has appointed Pat Ward as chief executive officer, effective 1 April 2014.

Actis takes on two new sales managers

Actis has appointed Rowan Meyer and Jemma Harris as sales managers for the South East and London, and the East Midlands, respectively.

Phil Welsh leads new manufacturing team

With its new £15m media production facility at Ellesmere Port due to open later this year, William Sinclair Horticulture has appointed Phil Welsh as manufacturing director together with an expanded engineering and production management team to bring the new 42-acre plant on stream.

Fernox appoints new technical and product director

Fernox has appointed Richard Wall as technical and product director.

Forest appoints new marketing manager

Forest Garden has recently welcomed Andrew Bendall as its new marketing manager.

Altecnic expands technical team

Altecnic has expanded its technical department with the appointment of Steven Hargreaves as technical support engineer.

New director of PSS Hire

PSS Hire has appointed Mark Hamilton as its new director.

New appointment at SCA Timber

Tony Kenny has joined SCA Timber as group procurement and supply chain director.

Jeff Bowes returns to Stelrad

Stelrad has welcomed back Jeff Bowes to the company as operations director.

Sally’s quick off the mark at Horstmann!

Horstmann has announced the appointment of Sally Davison as its new marketing co-ordinator.

Howarth invests in plumbing and heating

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is continuing to invest in its plumbing and heating products, having appointed a lightside product manager to introduce new ranges and drive sales across its branches.

Newey & Eyre’s new appointment

Newey & Eyre has appointed a new head of the Contractors & Installers (C&I) national sales team.

Michael Andrews joins Collier & Catchpole in Colchester

East Anglian-based builders’ merchant Collier & Catchpole has recruited Michael Andrews as its newest member of the Colchester yard sales team.

Lakes Bathrooms boosts sales team

Shower specialist Lakes Bathrooms has boosted its sales team with two recruits: Karen Banyard and Wendy Hunt.

Wickes appoints marketing director

Wickes has bolstered its executive and marketing teams with the appointment of Ian Crook as marketing director.

Firebird adds to its team

Firebird Heating Solutions has appointed Stewart Ratcliff as head of its technical service team based at the Ivybridge head office.

Jablite takes on specification specialist

Michael Ashley has joined Jablite as a specification manager to build relationships with architects, local authorities, engineers and other specifiers of insulation products.

New Scunthorpe branch manager for Howarth

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has appointed Mark Walters as the new branch manager at its Scunthorpe outlet.

Screwfix strengthens senior team

Screwfix has appointed Jan Maggs as its new director of human resources (HR).

VADO’s expanding sales force

VADO has appointed two new members to its expanding UK sales team.

Jablite employee is finalist for Outstanding Woman in Construction Award

Sue Ballard, materials innovation manager at Jablite Insulation, is a finalist for the Outstanding Woman in Construction Award.

Kent Blaxill welcomes new territory manager

Mark Andrews has joined Kent Blaxill as Colchester territory manager.

Actis appoints trio of staff

Actis has appointed three new staff members to manage increased demand, following a growth in sales of its dual-performance Hybrid insulation range.

Rob Steeley clocks up 25th year as Ferroli’s technical wizard

The talent and dedication of Ferroli’s chief technical officer Rob Steeley was celebrated by his colleagues on 7 February, when they marked his 25th year with the boiler manufacturer’s UK division.

BMF appoints first chairman of plumbing and heating sector

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has set up a specialist plumbing and heating sector under the chairmanship of Ron Walker.