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Midlands NBG members report strong growth with new branches

National Buying Group (NBG) partners are continuing to report strong trading conditions, as evidenced by a number of new branch openings across the group. The latest launches are a new Cirencester branch for Building & Plumbing Supplies (BPS) and a new branch for County Building Supplies in Cheltenham.

New director appointed to lead the GAI

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has appointed Neil Fisher as its new director.

Stressline hires area sales manager

Stressline has hired Jan McGrath, a seasoned concrete and heavy building materials sales specialist, as its area sales manager for the southeast region.

New appointment at Keylite

Keylite Roof Windows has appointed Jim Blanthorne as international operations director. Mr Blanthorne joins the company as it prepares to make significant investments in its production capabilities to support ambitious growth plans.

Continued leadership at BWF with change of president

The nominated vice president of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), Sean Parnaby, managing director of West Port Timber Windows and Doors, has been appointed as acting president with immediate effect, following the departure this week of Cliff Thrumble.

Glyn Davies joins Lecico sales team

Glyn Davies has joined Lecico as specification manager for the south of England.

New procurement manager at SCA Timber Supply

SCA Timber Supply has enhanced its procurement function with the appointment of Les Bruce who joins the company as procurement manager for timber.

Norbord hires new business development manager

Alistair Rattenbury will be joining Norbord as the new business development manager for the South West.

Thomas Dudley expands its marketing department

Thomas Dudley is delighted to welcome Lisa Adams to its marketing department as junior marketing executive.

Ideal Commercial Boilers hires new business development manager

Ideal Commercial Boilers has appointed Andy Nichols in the role of business development manager for the North West Home Counties region..

Triton Showers welcome new specification director

Triton has strengthened its specification team with the appointment of Martin Smith.

Lagan Products expands GB sales team

Lagan Products has appointed James FitzGerald as area sales manager for the North West and West Yorkshire regions.

Brendan McNally joins Crystal Clear Group

Brendan McNally has joined Crystal, the made to measure PVC-U window and door supplier, as national key accounts manager.

New Wilo MD in UK and Ireland is appointed

Wilo UK’s managing director Gary Mannus, who has been managing director of the company in the UK since 2009, has been appointed president region Americas. He will retain the role of group senior director sales area UK/Ireland until 31 December, 2016.

Conex Bänninger recruit to build the North East region

Conex Bänninger has appointed Zoe Mackay to the position of regional specification sales manager for the North East.

Two new senior appointments at Plasson UK

In continuing to strengthen its service proposition, Plasson has created and now appointed two new senior positions, both new roles to the business.

Wilo expands marketing team

Kurt Brown has joined the Wilo UK marketing team as marketing assistant and will be working closely with the new marketing manager, Morgan Warren-Ross.

AWMS expands team with new area sales manager

Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) continues to add to its growing team with the appointment of Ryan Odey as area sales manager for Alumasc Rainwater and Gatic Civil Drainage.

Celebrating 40 years within the merchant business

Graham, The Plumbers’ Merchant recently celebrated the service of two loyal and experienced staff members. Having joined in 1976, Jim Gray and Ian Yuill have both been with the business for 40 years.

Ben Sutton to drive forward expanded Sutton Timber

After 20 years of successful trading, supplying timber to builders, architects and clients direct, Ben Sutton has taken over the running of the business.

Albion appoints marketing manager

Albion Valves has created a new role to boost sales and marketing across all areas of the business. The recent appointment of Jodie Seymour as marketing manager will be a valuable new resource to support the Albion team, and will help drive the sales and marketing strategy.

SCA Timber Supply welcomes new director

SCA Timber Supply is pleased to announce it has appointed Bruce McKay as supply chain and procurement director. He replaces the current supply chain and procurement director, John Lloyd, who leaves SCA at the end of December.

Titon appoints non-executive director

Titon Holdings has announced the appointment of Kevin Sargeant as a non-executive director. Mr Sargeant is a well-known figure in the ventilation industry, having joined Vent-Axia in 1990 and being instrumental in its growth and development.

Azpects appoints apprentice office administrator

Azpects has recently recruited an apprentice office administrator. Katherine Wilding joined the company in July and is currently working towards an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration.

Sektor appoints new regional sales manager for the Midlands

Sektor has appointed Georgina Fitzgerald as regional sales manager for the Midlands. The new role will be central to developing business in the region and expanding the support offered to customers.

Fernox appoints South East regional sales manager

Fernox has appointed Mike Skivington as regional sales manager for the South East.

Allegion appoints senior team members

Allegion has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new commercial director and senior quality manager.

Flexseal announces changes to external sales team

Flexseal has recently enhanced its external team with two new area sales manager appointments.

New MD appointed at Metsä Wood UK

Mike Ward has been appointed as managing director of Metsä Wood UK and succeeds Mike Lomas.

Kent Blaxill appoints Colchester branch manager

Nick Scully has joined Kent Blaxill as branch manager at its store in Colchester.

BMCO appoints new apprentice

Builders’ Merchant Co (BMCO) continues to support the youth of today by recruiting a new apprentice at its branch in Hull.

Supertouch appoints supply chain manager

Supertouch has appointed Selwyn Smith as supply chain manager for the UK. Mr Smith will be based at the Supertouch National Distribution Centre in the West Midlands, where he will be responsible for leading the supply chain team that supports customers across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

New account development manager for AWMS’ Merchant Support Team

Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) has expanded its Merchant Support Team with the appointment of Sophia Jelaca as account development manager for the central area.

New MD appointed at MRA Marketing

In a move to consolidate the next growth period, Lucia Di Stazio has been appointed as managing director of MRA Marketing.

Senior appointments for Hanson Cement

Hanson Cement has made a number of new senior appointments within its packed products team: Andy Simpson becomes national commercial director; Chris Hall joins Hanson as national account manager; and Jack Vincent is promoted to field sales manager, a new position within the company.

Virtual Worlds expands sales team

Virtual Worlds is continuing to grow with the addition of two new regional sales representatives. Miles Maunganidze and Brandon Kwesiga have joined the firm to help drive sales of its design software and raise awareness of the product in businesses across the south of England, the Midlands and Wales.

BMF expands local support with fifth regional manager

The BMF has appointed Matt Haines as regional manager for the West Midlands, North West and North Wales, with effect from 15 August 2016.

Dale appoints national sales manager

UK timber window and door specialist Dale has appointed Matt Chambers as national sales manager to oversee the company's continued nationwide growth.

Senior appointments in Hanson Cement

Hanson Cement has made two senior promotions; Mark Hickingbottom has been appointed national commercial director, bulk cement; while Andy Simpson becomes national commercial director – packed.

Polyvine appoints new national sales manager

Polyvine has appointed David Clayton as national sales manager covering its specialist stockist, general retail and professional user markets throughout the UK. His remit is to build sales for the company’s decorating and wood care ranges with existing and new accounts and to create a national sales team for the company.

Filplastic appoints Simon Cobb as national project manager

Racking supplier Filplastic has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Simon Cobb.

Elliotts strengthens its marketing team

Elliotts has bolstered its marketing team with the addition of marketing manager, Julie Shaw.

BMF boosts public affairs support in Wales

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed David Harding as its first Public Affairs consultant for Wales.

New head for Actavo’s flagship branch

Actavo has appointed Paul Madders to head its Birmingham flagship branch. His appointment as branch manager coincides the opening of a new training facility designed to offer both customer and in-house training courses.

Charcon appoints new national specification manager

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has appointed Clinton Young to the role of national specification manager.

Filplastic appoints national project manager

Filplastic has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Simon Cobb, who will oversee Filplastic’s larger national projects from proposal stage through to design, fit out and completion, ensuring jobs run smoothly and to time.

Andrew Wilkinson joins Kerridge Commercial Systems

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has appointed Andrew Wilkinson as European sales director, with an initial focus on the UK.

Hamilton strengthens sales team

Hamilton has appointed Tim Hewitt as area sales manager for the north. An experienced sales manager, Mr Hewitt has previously worked within the jewellery and electrical accessories industries and has worked for major household names including Karcher and Armeg.

Roofing insulation experts join the CCF team

Insulation and interior building products distributor CCF has recently appointed roofing insulation specialists Gaynor Dukes and Lyndon Gray to help drive forward the company’s recently introduced commercial and industrial flat roofing range.

Double promotion at Weatherite Group

Weatherite Group has announced two employee promotions at senior level. The company promoted Ricky Brookes from general manager to director and Daniel Male to general manager at Weatherite Aluminium Solutions.