Builders' Merchants News
Paul joins Stelrad specification team

Paul Franklin has joined Stelrad as Specification Manager for the company in the East Midlands.

Altecnic goes for further growth with new appointment

Altecnic, a UK provider of high-quality heating and plumbing components, has strengthened its nationwide salesforce with the appointment of Graham Heap as its new Area Sales Manager.

Lakes Bathrooms appoints new Sales and Marketing Director

Shower enclosure specialist Lakes Bathrooms has appointed Mike Tattam to join its board as the new Sales and Marketing Director.

BPT welcomes new Sales Director Gary Hutchins

Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) has announced the arrival of Gary Hutchins as its new Sales Director.

Sentinel expands management with a new appointment

International water treatment specialist, Sentinel, has appointed Gregg Cole to lead the company’s UK residential and commercial businesses in a newly created role.

Gary Clark covers Scottish region for Hargreaves

Gary Clark has joined Hargreaves Foundry Drainage as Technical Sales Manager. 

ASSA ABLOY Access Control strengthens team with two key appointments

ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has strengthened its team by appointing a new Regional Sales Manager and Business Development Executive.

Plumbase appoints new Managing Director

National independent plumber’s merchant, Plumbase, has promoted Mark Bradley to the position of Managing Director.

Supertouch appoints new Operations Manager

Personal protective equipment (PPE) and workwear specialist, Supertouch, has appointed Paul Tandy as Operations Manager.

Wilo recruits two new merchandisers to its team in the UK

Pump and pumping system manufacturer Wilo has appointed two new merchandisers to provide support for merchants and their customers up and down the country.

Prospects for the merchant market cautiously optimistic, according to latest report

It is estimated that the UK builders’ and plumbers’ merchants market will see growth of 2% in 2017, compared with 2016, in value terms, according to the latest report ‘Builders and Plumbers Merchants Market Report – UK 2017-2021 Analysis’, which has been published by the AMA Research.

TIMco expands its customer facing teams

TIMco has extended its customer facing teams by welcoming five new employees including a new position for an existing member of staff.

New faces at Alpha

Alpha Heating Innovation has welcomed three more members to its sales team, with Anne Wraith in the North East, Colin Chappell in the midlands and South Wales and Lee Mumford working in parts of London.

Richard Perkins returns to Keyline

Keyline has announced that Richard Perkins has returned to the business as its new Commercial Director following a move from sister-company BSS, where he had been serving as a Regional Director for the past two years.

Epicor Software Corporation Announces CEO succession

Joe Cowan to retire and the board appoints Stephen Murphy as new CEO

Double appointment set to boost Potterton Commercial’s sales effort

Potterton Commercial has strengthened its national sales team with the appointment of two new Area Sales Managers (ASM). Simon Ockenden will be covering the south east and south coast, whilst Adam Handyside will look after customers in Greater London and immediate areas to the north west, west and southwest of the capital.

Product development in focus with new Knauf Insulation appointment

Insulation manufacturer, Knauf Insulation, has appointed a new product manager to lead the development of its Glass Mineral Wool range.

New Training and Safety Manager at SCA Timber Supply UK

SCA Timber Supply UK has appointed Ginette Clarke as its new Training and Safety Manager.

Neil joins Stelrad in the South West region

Stelrad has announced the arrival of Neil Jarman as Specification Manager covering the South West region.

InSinkErator makes a new appointment

InSinkErator, producers of food waste disposers and steaming hot water taps, has appointed Marco Pastore to Product Manager, Europe and Russia.

Flame gears up for expansion after employee growth

Fast growing Flame Heating Group has its sights set on further job creation, after increasing its staff count by 80% over the last 12 months.

AWMS invests in team development

Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) continues to invest in its team with the promotion of Martin Wood to National Key Account Manager, Sophia Jelaca to Area Sales Manager for the central region, and the appointment of Ben Harmar as Area Sales Manager for the South East, South and East London.

Yale UK announces new Product Manager for Smart Living

Marco Notarnicola has been named as the new product manager for Yale UK, managing its range of smart security products, including Smart Home Alarms, CCTV and Home View cameras.

Appointment of Breedon Southern Chief Executive

Following the Company’s announcement in July that it had started the process of identifying a new Chief Executive for its Southern division, Breedon is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Pearce. Mike is currently Managing Director of the Aggregates division of Aggregate Industries Limited.

Carvers’ staff celebrates 25 years of service

Carvers is celebrating in volumes, after six members of its workforce have achieved its 25-year service with the company this year.

Birtley Group appoints New Sales Director to the board

In order to support the growth across several different product areas, Birtley Group has appointed James Matthews as Group Sales Director.

Elliott joins Stelrad Brand Specialists team

Elliott Hart has joined the Stelrad Brand Specialists team responsible for looking after merchant branches and their customers in the north Midlands.

A life’s work raising rubber standards comes to end

Materials Manager John Patchett has retired from VIP Polymers, ending a career in the rubber industry that spanned five decades and his entire working life.

A new director has been appointed by Keystone Contracts

Darren Branch has joined Keystone Contracts as Director. He joined the company in June 2015, having previously worked for Plumb Center and Graham The Plumbers Merchant.

New Marcomms Manager for Wirquin

Alaina Turner has been promoted to UK Marketing Communications Manager for sanitary equipment manufacturer Wirquin.

All change at TG Concrete

A Shropshire-based firm that's been in business for over 140 years has seen some major staff changes over the summer.

Elta Group announces two senior appointments

Leading ventilation manufacturer Elta Group has strengthened two of its brands following a duo of senior appointments.

New Directors appointed at George Bence Group

The George Bence Group has taken on two new Directors.

Dunlop hires Product Support Technician

Dunlop has appointed a new Product Support Technician for East Anglia, London and the South East.

Salamander strengthens R&D and marketing teams

Salamander Pumps has further strengthened its research and development team with two new appointments, and added a new marketing administrator to its growing marketing support function.

Lecico Bathrooms appoints Commercial Director

Lecico Bathrooms has appointed Tony Barnes as Commercial Director for the UK operation; his role will commence 1 September, 2017.

Fernox promotes new Northern Sales Manager

Fernox, a chemical water treatment and filter manufacturer, has promoted Jim Canning to the role of Northern Sales Manager.

Nicole looks after Scotland for Stelrad

Nicole Pollock has joined the Stelrad Brand Specialists team responsible for looking after merchant branches and their customers in Scotland.

Two senior appointments for Hanson Cement

Hanson Cement has made two senior appointments within its bulk division as part of the company’s drive to improve customer service.

Gary Brookshaw appointed UK Product Director at Intact Software

Gary Brookshaw has been appointed as UK Product Director at the Intact Software Group.

CCF announces Dean Pinner as new Managing Director

CCF, a insulation and interior building products distributor, has announced Dean Pinner as the new Managing Director of the company.

Charcon strengthens specification and sales teams

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has strengthened its service offering with three new appointments across its specification and sales teams.

Decco appoints Debbie Paterson

Decco has appointed Debbie Paterson as its new Area Sales Manager in Scotland.

Tim Rowbottom elected to BMF Board

Tim Rowbottom of Collier & Catchpole, has been elected to the Board of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) with effect from 1 September, 2017. He replaces Kevin Fenlon of RGB who has stepped down due to work commitments having served a three-year term of office.

New head office team to open doors for GAI members

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has made three new appointments to its head office team.

Grant UK introduces Kevin Ellis to its sales team

Grant UK has announced the appointment of Kevin Ellis as Divisional Sales Manager, covering the South, the Midlands and Wales. The appointment further increases the level of coverage that the Grant UK Sales Managers can offer throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

New Marketing Manager flows into action at The IPG

The IPG has appointment an experienced Marketing Manager with extensive experience in the retail sector.

Keyline promotes Adam Franklin to Regional Director

Keyline has announced Adam Franklin as its new Regional Director for the south west, following the departure of Dean Pinner, who has taken up the role of Managing Director at CCF.

New appointment will help Russell reach new heights

At a time of significant growth, Russell Roof Tiles has appointed a Technical Sales Manager in the north east.

Wienerberger welcomes new Managing Director

Keith Barker has been appointed as Managing Director of Wienerberger, following a wider European management reorganisation, which will see current Managing Director, Harald Schwarzmayr, take the position of Chief Operating Officer of Pipelife North and Western Europe.