Builders' Merchants News
New appointment a step up for Deco-Pak

Deco-Pak has appointed a new national sales and key account manager, with Rod Slater, previously the decorative aggregate specialist’s general manager, becoming company director.

Gripsure expands to meet demand

Gripsure has appointed Dean Gosling as production supervisor, Andris Klebahs as production operative, Kevin Davis as production assistant, and Jed Brokenshire has been promoted to production manager.

W.Howard Group recruits top sales talent

MDF profile manufacturer and distributor, The W.Howard Group has appointed top sales talent to its expanding UK and Irish team.

A boost for Encon Insulation’s merchant team

Encon Insulation has expanded its dedicated merchant team with the appointment of Steve Clarke as regional sales director for the north of England and Scotland.

Promotions and new staff for Russell Roof Tiles

Four promotions follow a successful 12 months for Russell Roof Tiles, where continued sales growth has gone hand-in-hand with an expansion of Russell’s product range.

Bovis Homes appoints new managing director

National housebuilder Bovis Homes has announced the appointment of James Dunne as managing director of its Thames Valley region.

HiB recruits area sales manager for the south west

HiB has appointed Richard Chmiel as area sales manager for the south west region.

Rachael rows into Stelrad’s brand specialists team

Rachael Colling has joined the Stelrad Radiators brand specialists team, looking after a territory that covers the north east and Cumbria.

GROHE welcomes two new employees to UK team

Two new team members join GROHE UK with roles in its e-commerce and sales departments, helping to build on the brand’s success and drive sales of its sanitaryware and water products.

BeA bids farewell to longstanding team member

BeA, a specialist manufacturer of fastening tools and consumables, has said farewell to a longstanding member of its team.

Kent Blaxill appoints Bury St Edmunds manager

East Anglian building supplies company Kent Blaxill has appointed Jason Brightman as manager of its Bury St Edmunds store.

Gastite Systems expands its sales team

Gastite, a distributor of corrugated stainless steel tubing, has appointed Tom Laycock, technical sales manager for the north of England.

Monier Redland appoints new industrial director

Monier Redland has recruited Neil Gregory to the post of industrial director to take charge of all six UK manufacturing plants.

New recruit for AWMS Merchant Support Team

Sean Bober is the latest recruit to join Alumasc Water Management Systems (AWMS) Merchant Support Team as account development manager for the north.

Yale names new territory manager for the south east

Yale has announced the appointment of Veronica Adams as territory manager for the south east region, reinforcing its focus on strengthening its support network for trade customers.

Daikin UK expands heating team with new product specialist

Daikin UK has strengthened its heating team with the appointment of a new product specialist, Neil Young. Mr Young joins the growing team with more than 15 years industry experience.

Shaws expands its customer service and merchant roles

Stephanie Fielding has joined Shaws as customer services manager, while Leon Harber has been promoted from within the company, taking on the new role of merchant sales manager.

Two new business development managers appointed at Hoppe UK

HOPPE UK has appointed Andy Syms and Ellen Mack as business development managers for the north of England, and Ireland.

Actis appoints two directors to senior leadership team

Actis has given directorships to two members of its senior team.

Grant UK welcomes new sales manager

Grant UK has announced the appointment of Alan Brooke as its new area sales manager in the southeast. Mr Brooke has 25 years’ installation experience in the heating industry, including over two decades working with oil boilers.

Dale team grows again

Growing interest in its range of made to measure timber windows and doors has seen Dale make further appointments to its team with the appointments of Kevin Coombs and Conor Warnes.

Marcus Thompson joins TFT Woodexperts

With its business continuing to expand, timber technology and training consultancy TFT Woodexperts is pleased to welcome Marcus Thompson to its team.

New appointments at Xtralite

Two new team members at rooflight manufacturer Xtralite are aiming high as they replace colleagues who have “amassed years of industry experience between them”.

Marley Plumbing and Drainage appoints sales manager for south

Marley Plumbing and Drainage has appointed Eddie Clifton as its new sales manager for the south of England.

Rockwool appoints national sales manager for merchants

With the demand for thermal and acoustic insulation continuing to grow, Rockwool has boosted its thermal and sound insulation sales team with the appointment of Mark Bungay as the national sales manager DIY and merchants.

JELD-WEN strengthens merchant support team

JELD-WEN has announced the appointment of Lee Frimston as merchant sales director. Mr Frimston has taken over this key role from Steve Clarke, who had been part of the JELD-WEN team for 22 years.

Champion thanks team member for long service

The Guildford branch of Champion Timber recently congratulated a member of staff for 10 years of continued excellent service to the company.

Tim Sainty joins CIPHE

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has welcomed Tim Sainty to the role of membership director.

Andrew Bullard joins the Collier team

Andrew Bullard has joined builders’ merchant, Collier & Catchpole, bringing with him nearly 30 years’ timber experience.

Croydex announces new sales appointment

Croydex is continuing its commitment to supporting independent building and plumbing merchants with the appointment of a new area sales manager, Andrew James.

Covers appoints new timber director

Neil Woods has been appointed as timber director at Covers. Mr Woods has spent over 22 years in the industry, most recently as category director of timber for a nationwide brand.

International Timber hires sales coordinator

Dave Peck has recently taken on a role at International Timber as internal sales coordinator.

More team developments at AWMS

Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) continues to grow and develop its team with the appointment of Barrie Smith as new area sales manager of London and the south east, and the promotion of existing team member Pete Hickman to area sales manager for the north.

SIG Roofing welcomes David Arendell as national sales director for merchants

As part of its commitment to strengthen support to merchants, SIG Roofing has announced the appointment of David Arendell as national sales director.

Nicholls & Clarke welcomes two new marketing team members

Nicholls & Clarke Group is pleased to announce an expansion within the company’s marketing department at its head office in Chadwell Heath.

New training manager takes the reins at Salamander

Salamander Pumps has appointed a new training manager. With 13 years as a qualified plumber under his belt, Ken Vance is well placed to help further develop Salamander’s UK-wide training framework for installers, merchants, support staff and college students.

QRL Radiator Group appoints new international sales director

As part of its ongoing global expansion plan, QRL Radiator Group has welcomed the addition of Leonardo Maschietto as its new international sales director.

New face for Supertouch sales team

Supertouch has appointed Nicola Danbury as internal sales office manager. Ms Danbury will be responsible for leading the internal sales team and supporting customers across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Alpha expands its R&D team

Jonathan Kidner joins Alpha as part of its continued investment in R&D. Bringing with him experience in a number of different roles within the industry, Mr Kidner’s priority as product engineer will be to assist in developing technologies and bringing new products to the market.

BMCO appoints Reece Simpson as an apprentice

Builders' Merchant Co (BMCO) continues to support the youth of today by taking on its third apprentice - Reece Simpson.

Birchwood Price Tools announces new managing director

Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) has unveiled Matt Hunt as its new managing director. He has joined the Nottingham-based workwear, tools and site equipment business from Rexel, where he was managing director for electrical wholesalers WF Senate.

Vokèra appoints new sales director

Vokèra has strengthened its senior sales team with the appointment of Peter Diamant as sales director UK.

Kevin retires after almost 40 years

A divisional manager with over 35 years’ service with a family-owned Shropshire firm is to retire from his role.

LG promotes Andy Slater into new role

Andy Slater has been promoted to the new role of senior technical, research and development manager for LG Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions. Mr Slater takes the new role after five years as the Technical Department’s lead supervisor and academy instructor.

New financial controller for Pland Stainless

Pland Stainless has appointed Russell Haigh as financial controller for the business, based at its Leeds manufacturing facility. He joins Pland after eight years in similar roles at Leeds-based Maney Publishing.

Intergas appoints Gary Sparrow to boost sales team

Gary Sparrow has joined Intergas Heating this month as area manager responsible for Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Nottinghamshire and North West London.

Conex Bänninger appoints new business unit director

Conex Bänninger is preparing for the start of an important growth year with the appointment of a new sales director and the restructuring of its senior sales personnel.

Two hires and a promotion for Actis

Actis has announced the appointment of two area sales managers, as well as a promotion within the business.

New appointments at BLM British Lead

BLM has enhanced its external field team by appointing Hayley Cotterill as north west area manager and re-appointing David Gardner as south west area manager.

New commercial manager strengthens WJ Group

WJ Group has appointed Neil Allison as commercial manager – a new role at the business, which is best known for its timber treatment services and DeckWright anti-slip decking.