Builders' Merchants News
Ridgeon Group appoints Suzanne Britter as Human Resources Director

The Ridgeon Group has appointed Suzanne Britter as its new Human Resources (HR) Director. She joins the business following six years at Ladbroke Coral Group in senior HR roles.

Fibo UK expands team with new Regional Account Manager

Fibo UK adds to its team with the appointment of Jenny Gibson as Regional Account Manager for the north west. Jenny comes with many years’ industry and sales experience, previously working as National sales Manager for a plumbing supplies company.

Graham appoints Paul Whitehouse as National Health, Safety And Wellbeing Manager

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has welcomed Paul Whitehouse into the role of National Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager. This is a new role that has been created demonstrating the company’s strong focus on this aspect of the business.

Methven strengthens team with new appointments

Methven has responded to business growth with the appointment of a Sales Manager for the South West and Wales, and a new National Specification Manager for Housebuilders.

Allegion appoints new Business Development Manager

Safety and security solutions provider Allegion UK has appointed Karen Trigg as Business Development Manager for the South East.

New Marketing Manager for Keyline

Keyline has welcomed back Waheeza Tegally-McNair as the company's new Marketing Manager.

Declan joins Stelrad brand specialists team

Declan Bell has joined Stelrad’s Brand Specialists team for the north of England. Based in Newcastle, his territory extends down to York, across to Barrow and up to Carlisle.

Baxi Heating establishes special applications team

Baxi Heating has set up a special applications team in response to UK government targets, which aim to increase the number of homes connected to the heat network to 18% by 2030.

Allegion appoints new Architectural Consultant for UK, Scotland, Ireland

Safety and security solutions provider Allegion UK has appointed Andrew Shaw as Architectural Consultant for its UK and Ireland businesses to build and strengthen relationships in specification.

Ibstock Brick welcomes three new members to its sales team

Ibstock Brick has bolstered its builders’ merchant sales team with the appointment of three new Account Managers.

Keyline appoints new National Account Manager

Keyline has announced the appointment of Andy Rodgers as its new National Account Manager.

Elliotts strengthens timber offering with new appointment

Elliotts Builders Merchant have boosted their timber offering by appointing a new Timber Products Manager.

Gatic grows team with new Area Sales Manager

Gatic Civil Drainage and Gatic Engineered Access Covers, part of Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS), has added to its growing team with the appointment of Graham Ward as Area Sales Manager for the Central Region.

Daniel Fraser has been appointed as Sales Director of Obart Pumps

Daniel joins Obart Pumps having set up and run PPS, a pump company that delivers packaged pump stations.

Specflue strengthens sales team

Further strengthening its already impressive sales team Specflue, has appointed Mark Giacone as Area Sales Manager for the Midlands and South Wales.

New business development consultant joins the Giacomini team

New business development consultant joins the Giacomini team

Matt joins Stelrad specification team

Matt Reed has joined Stelrad as Specification Manager for the company in Kent and South London.

Forty years at Kent Blaxill for Louise Tucker

While Kent Blaxill has a long and prestigious history in Colchester, with over 180 years in business, long-serving employee, Louise Tucker, has just reached her own personal milestone.

Supertouch steps up its offering in East of England

Personal Protective and Workwear specialist Supertouch, has appointed Carolyn Coupland as Business Development Manager for the East of England.

Baxi heating announces new dual role to support aftersales and marketing integration

As part of new changes to its aftersales structure, Baxi Heating has appointed Marketing Director, Andrew Keating, to the combined role of UK Aftersales and Marketing Director.

Cistermiser-Keraflo appoints building products specialist to drive its marketing

Cistermiser-Keraflo has appointed Mark Schlotel as its new Marketing Manager.

Fernox boosts its Digital Marketing Team

Fernox has appointed Darren Holdsworth as Senior Digital Marketing Executive. 

Salamander pumps appoints new National Sales Manager

Salamander Pumps has appointed Adam Brand as National Sales Manager following a successful two years with the business in a National Account Manager role.

Polyco appoints General Manager

Newtown-based MDF profile manufacturer, W.Howard Polyco has appointed Graham Wiblin as its new General Manager. Joining the business with a successful track record in operational management, Graham takes on the role at an exciting time as it continues with expansion and the development of new products.

Knauf Insulation appoints new Marketing Director

Knauf Insulation has appointed Vanessa Rae as Marketing Director to develop the brand’s presence as one of the leading providers for mineral wool insulation solutions in Northern Europe.

Hanson Cement welcomes new field Sales Manager

Hanson Cement has appointed Claire Philliskirk as field Sales Manager of its packed products business.

Jewson welcomes new Managing Director

Builders’ merchant Jewson has named Thierry Dufour as its new Managing Director.

Fernox appoints Andrew Glaister as National Accounts Manager

Fernox, a chemical water treatment and filter manufacturer, has announced the promotion of Andrew Glaister to the role of National Accounts Manager.

Keyline welcomes first woman to the board

Keyline is delighted to announce the promotion of Emma Ward to Business Development Director, making her Keyline’s first female executive board member.

New appointment at Draper Tools

Draper Tools has announced the appointment of Phil Rowley to the Board of Directors in the role of Sales Director.

Altecnic expands its UK sales operations

Altecnic has appointed Gary Swann as the new Sales Manager for Northern Ireland.

Stiebel Eltron UK celebrates growth with three senior appointments

Stiebel Eltron UK is celebrating record growth for the first half of 2017 and has made three major appointments to manage increased demand.

Encon Insulation expands its merchant team

Encon Insulation has appointed Gary Boone as Merchant Area Sales Executive in South West England.

Senior management appointments herald step up for supplier

Stair supplier TwoTwenty has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director and Commercial Director. TwoTwenty supplies timber stairs to all of the top 10 builders’ merchants in England.

Supertouch make a safe appointment for the South West

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Workwear specialist Supertouch, has appointed Graham Flanders as Business Development Manager for the South West.

New sales appointment for Ultra Finishing

Bathroom products specialist and manufacturer, Ultra Finishing has appointed Mike Kidd as a new Regional Development Consultant for the South East of England, bringing a fresh element of sales and customer support to a region of great potential.

Hanson appoints packed products General Manager

Hanson has appointed Paul Lacey as General Manager of its packed products business.

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.