Builders' Merchants News
Actis appoints new regional sales director

Insulation specialist Actis has promoted East Midlands area sales manager Jemma Harris to northern regional sales director.

Kent Blaxill appoints new Fakenham branch manager

Suzanne McCarter has taken over as Fakenham branch manager for Kent Blaxill, the independent East Anglian building supplies company.

HiB recruits new area sales manager

HiB has appointed Sean Mannion as its new area sales manager for Scotland and North West England.

Two new members elected to BMF Board

Mark Smith of MKM Building Supplies and Charles Ledigo of Reisser have been elected to the Board of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). They replace two directors who stood down having completed their term of office, Steve Vickers of Turnbull & Co and Paul Hetherington of Marshal Tufflex.

New MD For H+H UK

H+H UK has announced the appointment of Calum Forsyth as managing director. He will succeed Mark Oliver who leaves the company after being at the helm for over eight years.

Centurion Europe appoints new head of field sales

Centurion Europe, the supplier of hardware, DIY and gardening products, has further expanded its sales management team with the appointment of Daniel McKane as head of field sales.

M&M managing director leaves company

Nigel Poyner, managing director of M&M Timber and one of the timber industry’s most notable figures, has left the 22 acre Worcestershire manufacturing plant he has developed over the last 15 years in order to seek pastures new.

Elmhurst Energy appoints new managing director

Elmhurst Energy has recently announced that Martyn Reed (pictured) will be appointed as its new managing director. The announcement follows the decision by Stephen O’Hara to step down as managing director to serve as chair of the group of companies, taking the lead on a number of related business ventures.

New directors for MRA Marketing

MRA Marketing has appointed Jane Evans to its board of directors and promoted Nadia Hall to associate director. Both have worked for MRA Marketing for several years and join Lucia Di Stazio and Mike Rigby as part of the senior management team.

George Denton joins the Stelrad team

George Denton has joined the Stelrad sales team, taking on the role of business development manager for the radiator manufacturer, covering the East Midlands territory.

Wilo UK appoints new national account manager

Wilo UK has announced the appointment of Jeff Mountford as national account manager with primary responsibility for the industry segment.

Speedy announces changes to senior management team

Speedy has announced some directorate changes ahead of releasing its full year results in May, also noting that its full year adjusted profit before tax is anticipated to be in line with market expectations.

Doosan’s national accounts team

Doosan has announced the creation of an in-house national accounts team who will be responsible for identifying and developing the larger fleet users and multi-site operations within the UK.

Stelrad appoints new business development manager for Scotland

Leading radiator manufacturer Stelrad has appointed Harry Gilfillan as the new business development manager for the brand in Scotland.

Membership services boost for architectural ironmongers

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has appointed two new membership services officers to work at its head office in London as part of its ongoing commitment to provide additional support and services to its 200 plus members.

Jim Peryer of Snows Timber to retire

Having taken Snows Timber from a two-site, £12m-turnover business to a four-site operation with a turnover of £45m, Jim Peryer, managing director, will make his planned retirement from the company at the end of April 2016.

TIMco appoints operations director

TIMco, a large independent wholesale supplier of screws, fixings and power tools accessories, has appointed Paul Shore as its operations director.

Elliotts appoints new engineered wood designer

Elliotts has appointed engineered wood designer Andrew Drummond to drive its new joist design and manufacturing service.

A hat trick of promotions for Russell Roof Tiles’ sales team

Russell Roof Tiles has strengthened its national footprint with promotions across its regional sales department.

Record growth leads to expansion of Aico sales team

Aico has announced a significant expansion of its sales teams following record growth in 2015.

SIG Distribution introduces new sales team structure

In a move to pair specialist customers with specialist sales and support staff, SIG Distribution has announced the creation of two new senior posts.

Timbmet has appointed a new sales director

Timbmet has announced the appointment of Mike Tattam as sales director, effective 1 March, 2016. In this new position, he will lead the company’s sales teams across the UK.

New board promotion signals continued growth at Origin

Oliver Ginger has been appointed to the Origin board of directors in the latest demonstration of growth for the company.

Dematic appoints business solutions sales director

Dematic, the automated intralogistics solutions company, has appointed Matt Hatson as business solutions sales director for the UK, Ireland, Northern Europe and Scandinavia.

Stelrad appoints new member to Specialists Team

Suzanne Hassan from Glasgow has joined radiator manufacturer Stelrad’s new Brand Specialists Team, responsible for the whole of Scotland.

Snows adds to London and South East team

Snows Timber has appointed Luke Brewster as its new area representative for the London/M25 area.

Whirlpool UK Appliances appoints new digital marketing manager

Whirlpool UK Appliances has appointed Hanifa Dungarwalla as Digital Marketing Manager, UK & EIRE.

Bosch appoints new business development director

Shaun Mansbridge has been appointed the new business development director for Bosch Commercial and Industrial, following the retirement of Geoff Hobbs earlier this year.

Talon appoints new commercial director

Manufacturer of pipe fixings, accessories and cover profiles, Talon, has appointed Dean Heathfield as its new commercial director.

Constructionline welcomes new managing director

John Edmunds has been appointed as managing director of Constructionline.

Bond It adds to UK sales force

Bond It has made two new appointments to its UK sales force. Ian Heppinstall and Joe Howship both join the company as area sales managers.

ELCO appoints new area sales manager

Manufacturer of commercial heating and hot water solutions, ELCO, has appointed Sean Reid as its new sales manager for Scotland.

Expanded management team for Sterling and Burg

Sterling Locks, part of the worldwide Burg-Wächter group, has expanded its management and sales teams with three new appointments and one promotion.

SCA Merchant Services strengthens its sales force

SCA Merchant Services has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Brent Davies and Andrew Marston as business development managers.

Sika UK appoints new general manager

Global building product manufacturer, Sika, has appointed Dragan Maksimović as general manager, a role that will see him build on the continued growth of the company across its multiple UK markets.

Arbor Forest Products strengthens sales team

Arbor Forest Products (AFP) has strengthened its presence in the Midlands and East Anglia regions after appointing experienced softwood specialist Antony Considine as its new sales representative.

Two new appointments to Häfele supply team

Home solutions specialist Häfele UK recently boosted its senior management team with the appointment of Anthony Haworth as supply chain director. Mr Haworth’s appointment into this newly created role underpins Häfele’s commitment to forging even closer relationships with its partners and suppliers.

M&M Timber announces board appointments

M&M Timber has announced a series of senior board appointments as part of major operational changes designed to take the company to the next level of its development in the increasingly competitive timber products market.

Vicaima’s market growth prompts sales force expansion

After achieving record sales in 2014 and 2015, Vicaima has begun a programme of expansion for its regional representation in 2016.

MKM Building Supplies appoints new branch director at Glasgow

MKM Building Supplies has strengthened its senior management team in Glasgow with the appointment of Lee Smith.

Toolbank strengthens management team

Toolbank has strengthened its senior management team with the creation of a new role. Currently holding the position of sales director, Simon Bicknell will move to fill the new position of marketing development director.

NIBE appoints new sales and marketing director

Renewable heating manufacturer NIBE announced that it has promoted longstanding employee Robin Adderley to the role of sales and marketing director.

Methven reinforces national accounts team

Methven, a global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, has strengthened its UK sales team with the addition of three national account managers.

Mike Balfour appointed as non-executive director of TenderSpace

TenderSpace, a newly launched online platform that helps property and construction industry professionals manage and source projects, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mike Balfour OBE to the role of non-executive director.

Bosch welcomes new VRF sales manager

Bosch Commercial and Industrial has reinforced its sales team with the appointment of a new Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Sales Manager, following the announcement of a brand new VRF range.

Sharples Davies announces additions to team

Sharples Davies Limited is pleased to announce several additions to the company as part of its current growth strategy.

Two new appointments at Marley Alutec

Marley Alutec welcomes the appointment of Simon Lepine and Jason Littleboy to its area sales management team.

Liveryman Andy Williamson invited on to WCoBM Court

The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM) recently invited Liveryman Andy Williamson to join the Court at a prestigious ceremony in October.

Justin joins Wilo commercial team

Justin Smith has joined Wilo’s commercial building services team at the company’s head office in Burton-upon-Trent.

Howarth Timber continues staff investment

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has strengthened its presence in the Lincolnshire region by making two new appointments at its Scunthorpe branch, as well as implementing a new regional manager.