Builders' Merchants News
Ideal Commercial Boilers appoints Sales Strategist for Northern Ireland

Heating solutions manufacturer Ideal Commercial Boilers has appointed Gavin Watson to develop its sales strategy in Northern Ireland.

Armacell welcomes new Regional Sales Manager

John Bradley has been appointed as Regional Sales Manager for insulation foam manufacturer Armacell.

Stelrad Radiators adds to its specification team

Dominic Hills joins radiator manufacturer Stelrad’s specification team for London – North of the River Thames.

British Gypsum appoints two new directors

Interior lining system manufacturer British Gypsum has appointed Stacey Temprell as Marketing Director and Paul Lake as Sales Director.

NMBS appoints new Non-executive Chairman

NMBS has announced that Jeremy Miller, a qualified chartered accountant, is its new Non-executive Chairman.

Russell Roof Tiles promotes Daniel Hancox to Business Support Manager

Hancox has worked for the roof tile manufacturer for eight years and has risen up the ranks from trainee to manager.

Pland Stainless appoints new Area Sales Representative

The company, which manufactures stainless steel products, has hired Robin Payne to cover key growth areas across the country.

Fernox welcomes new Area Sales Manager

Chemical water treatment and filter manufacturer Fernox has hired Nick Clift as its new Area Sales Manager for the Southern Central Region.

Alpha hires a new Technical Sales Manager

Chris Westwater joins Alpha Heating Innovation as its Technical Sales Manager for the South East of England.

AWMS expands its specification team

Alumasc Water Management Solutions has recruited Michael Barnes as its National Account and Specification Manager for Rainwater and Skyline.

Knauf Insulation appoints new Product Manager

Knauf Insulation has hired Luke Davies as Product Manager. He joins from architectural aluminium manufacturer Kawneer, and has marketing experience in sectors including construction, retail and technology.

Caesarstone welcomes new sales managers for Ireland and Scotland

Quartz surface manufacturer Ceasarstone has made two new appointments to its sales teams in Ireland and Scotland as it strengthens its business in the UK.

Abode welcomes new Marketing Manager

Brassware and sink manufacturer Abode has welcomed Leanne Adamson to its South Yorkshire head office, as she takes on the role of Marketing Manager.

Setcrete Appoints New Business Development Manager

Flooring manufacturer Setcrete has appointed Peter Wilson as its Business Development Manager. He will be responsible for developing the Setcrete brand through builders’ merchants and associated markets.

Keyline appoints new rail Account Manager

Keyline has appointed Jorge Capps as its new Key Account Manager for rail covering the North of England and Scotland.

Howarth Timber expands senior management team

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has strengthened its management structure with the addition of four area managers.

QPR Vice-Chairman made Deputy Chairman at Breedon

Breedon Group has appointed Amit Bhatia as non-executive Deputy Chairman, with immediate effect

New Institute chairwoman announced at IAI AGM

The Institute of Architectural Ironmongery has appointed Joanne Milne-Rowe as its new national chairwoman. It announced the appointment at its AGM on Saturday.

BLM British Lead introduces technical support service

BLM British Lead has announced the launch of an in-house technical support service, with the appointment of David Pounds as Technical Advisor.

New Commercial Director joins W.Howard Team

MDF profile supplier, The W.Howard Group welcomes a new Group Commercial Director, Simon Fleet to its business.

New appointment bolsters Saniflo support in the South East

Martin Mercer has joined the Saniflo sales team as Area Sales Manager for the South East.

Isover appoints Mike Prince as Technical Insulation National Sales Director

Isover is delighted to announce the promotion of long-standing member of the Saint-Gobain Group, Mike Prince, who will be commencing his new role as National Sales Director for Technical Insulation.

Sentinel hires a new Area Sales Manager

Sentinel has appointed Damien Huxtable as the company’s new Area Sales Manager for Southwest England and South Wales.

Rudridge promotes Pete Hathway to Branch Manager

Groundwork and materials supplier Rudridge has promoted Pete Hathway to the position of Branch Manager at their Horsham depot.

Marley Alutec sales team continues to grow

The UK based aluminium guttering, rainwater drainage and eaves solutions company has appointed two new additions to its sales team. Kayleigh Bullock and Jamie Adams bring with them a wealth of experience, and are delighted to join the company.

New member to Stelrad Brand Specialists team

Silva Simonaviciute has joined the Stelrad Brand Specialists team looking after the East London territory for the leading radiator brand in the UK.

Two branch promotions at Keyline Bristol

Keyline Bristol has promoted Scott Kilmer and Ant Low to Regional Tool Hire Manager and Tool Hire Manager respectably.

New Branch Manager at Keyline Birtley

Keyline has announced that Scott Glazier has returned to Keyline in Birtley as its new Branch Manager.

Howarth Timber looks to build brand with new appointments

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has appointed Paul Bullivant as its new Commercial Director.

RAVATHERM UK appoints Technical And Specification Manager

Rob Firman, has joined the RAVATHERM UK team.

ERA appoints Simon Brown to Head of Smartware

ERA, the UK’s home security specialist has appointed Simon Brown as Head of Smartware Sales.

Ibstock Brick promotes Andy Batterham to Director of Technical Services

Joining Ibstock Brick in 1996, Andy has 22 years’ experience across all areas of the business and will help drive forward the development of the company’s portfolio of products and services.

BMCo appoints new Business Development Manager

Builders' Merchant Company Ltd has appointed Claire Cotton as its new Business Development Manager for South Yorkshire.

Fernox welcomes Darren Fretter-Hall to its sales team

Darren Fretter-Hall has joined leading chemical water treatment and filter manufacturer Fernox as its new Area Sales Manager in the Midlands.

New Head of Product Management for Baxi Heating

Mike Parsons has been appointed to a new role at Baxi Heating – Head of Product Management, UK and Ireland.

Rebecca joins Stelrad Brand Specialists Team

Rebecca Mulholland has joined the Stelrad Brand Specialists team, looking after plumbers’ merchants and their customers across Yorkshire for the leading radiator manufacturer.

ERA appoints new Head of Marketing

ERA has appointed Tania Tams as head of marketing to oversee the communications and marketing activity across the company’s distribution channels.

Allegion appoints Business Development Manager, UK North

Philip Hamilton has been appointed by Allegion UK as Business Development Manager in the North.

New Group Purchasing Director at Lords Group

The Lords Group has appointed Steve Bath as Group Purchasing Director.

Two new senior appointments at Plumbase

Plumbase has made two senior appointments, which will have dual roles of improving the online purchasing process for plumbers and enhancing support for the merchant’s network of branches across the UK.

BLANCO appoints new Regional Sales Manager for Northern Ireland

BLANCO UK has appointed Darren McCrellis as Regional Sales Manager for Northern Ireland.

SIG Performance Technology appoints new Product Development Director

SIG Performance Technology has appointed Liam Colebrook in the new role of Product Development Director. 

NM Group welcomes former Travis Perkins director

NM Group (North Midland Construction Plc) has recruited former Travis Perkins regional direc-tor Robert Walsh.

AG’s new Head of Specification

Acheson + Glover (AG) is to increase its focus on the professional market with the appointment of a new Head of Specification Sales.

Branch promotions at Keyline Hayes

Keyline has announced the promotions of Mark Branch and Amy Desai who are based at its depot in Hayes.

Sentinel expands technical team

Sentinel has expanded its technical team by appointing Ella Cooper to the position of Technical Support Manager.

Wolseley UK appoints new MD

Wolseley UK has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director, who will focus on improving the company’s profitability.

New Specification Sales Director for Potterton

Scott Ditchfield has been appointed Sales Director – Specification at Potterton.

Saniflo team adds to sales team

Cal McCarthy joined Saniflo as Area Sales Manager for the North West region to help develop sales of both Saniflo and the range of Kinedo shower cubicles.

Södra employs Jörgen Hermansson as President of Södra Building Systems

Södra’s investment in a cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility at Värö and Jörgen Hermansson will lead the unit.