Builders' Merchants News
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.

Archwood Group appoints new chief executive

The Archwood Group has announced the appointment of Tony Miles as the company's new chief executive, which came into effect from 1 February.

Andy Jones joins specification team at Stelrad

Andy Jones is the latest recruit to the Stelrad Radiators specification team. He joins Stelrad after eight years with Worcester Bosch on its specification team.

New CEO appointed at Knauf Insulation

Knauf Insulation has announced the appointment of Jean-Claude Carlin as Group chief executive officer (CEO), effective 1 February, 2017.

Charcon further strengthens its specification team

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has welcomed Patricia Madingou to the role of specification manager.

New marketing and communications officer for Imperial

The Imperial Bathroom Company is delighted to welcome Amy McCann to its marketing department. Ms McCann has taken over the day to day running of Imperial’s marketing department and takes full responsibility for the communication coordination to the press, media and retailers.

Baxi Heating strengthens its merchant offering

Baxi Heating has strengthened its merchant sales support across its commercial brands with the appointment of a dedicated key account manager for merchant partners.

AWMS appoints new national sales manager for Ireland

Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) continues to expand its team with the appointment of Eoghan Bridgeman as national sales manager for Ireland.

New appointment at Marley Alutec

Marley Alutec has appointed Drummond McKenzie as its first dedicated sales manager for Scotland, in a move that underlines the company’s commitment to the country.

New head of marketing for Lecico

Lecico Bathrooms has appointed Paul Gemmell as head of marketing for the UK.

Catnic appoints three new members to its sales team

Catnic has made three additions to its experienced sales team. All joining in the role of area sales manager are: Andrew Zeglovskis for the South East, Carly Partington for the North West, and Daniel Marriott for East Anglia and North London.

Stelrad welcomes new apprentices

Stelrad has taken on five apprentices as production technicians for a two-year period, as part of its drive to provide career opportunities to local young people, while introducing new blood into the business.

The IPG appoints director of trade

The IPG has announced the appointment of Tony Dark as director of trade. Mr Dark brings a wealth of experience in the industry from his previous roles as head of sales with CORGI and more recently with the Ridge Tool Company.

Dunlop appoint new area sales manager for the Midlands

Dunlop has hired a new area sales manager for the Midlands.

Sales team expansion for Hamilton

Hamilton has appointed Justin Hopley as area sales manager for London and the South East.

Addition to PEFC UK board

PEFC has appointed a new industry member to its UK board. Elisabeth Piveteau, UK and Ireland export manager at PiveteauBois, brings a fresh new voice to PEFC as well as invaluable knowledge of the European timber supply chain and issues surrounding sustainable forestry.

Graham Boyd appointed as joint managing director

Long Rake Spar has welcomed Graham Boyd to the position of joint managing director.

BSW Timber appoints UK operations director

Mike Lomas has joined BSW Timber as UK operations director from Metsa Wood where he held the role of VP sales and operations leading the UK business.

Kelkay announces board of directors appointment

Following his recent retirement form the role of chief executive at Klondyke, Bob Hewitt is set to take up a new part-time role with Kelkay, which he plans to run alongside his non-executive chairman responsibilities at Klondyke.

M&M Timber appoints new operations manager

M&M Timber has strengthened its team with the appointment of Stuart Mills as operations manager. Mr Mills will be responsible for the production site at Clows Top near Kidderminster in Worcestershire managing a team of 50 employees.

New appointments for SCA Merchant Services

SCA Merchant Services is kick-starting 2017 with two new appointments.

Redring recruits Richard Braid

Redring has appointed Richard Braid as head of water heating and showers, signaling the company’s intent for significant growth.

Woodexperts’ Jim Coulson gains chartered environmentalist status

Lead consultant and director at TFT Woodexperts, Jim Coulson, has recently been awarded the status of chartered environmentalist from the Society for the Environment. From a wide range of disciplines, chartered environmentalists combine a high degree of expertise in their respective fields with a commitment to environmental best practice.

Alex Torkington joins BMCO

Builders' Merchant Co (BMCO) is pleased to welcome Alex Torkington into its working family.