Builders' Merchants News
Barrie King is appointed as Kelkay’s logistics manager

Kelkay, the manufacturer and distributor of aggregates, has appointed Barrie King to the position of logistics manager.

Ideal appoints new business development manager

Ideal Commercial Boilers has appointed Paul Ballard as its new business development manager.

Builders Merchant Co appoints new branch manager

North Lincolnshire-based Builders Merchant Co (BMCO) is pleased to welcome Steve Quigley to its growing team.

Azpects announces new sales appointments

Azpects, a hard landscaping products company, is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members of staff and two promotions.

New additions to IMI sales team

As part of its commitment to service its merchant customer base, IMI Hydronic Engineering has strengthened its sales operations with three new appointments to its sales team.

QRL strengthens its senior management team

Following the recent unveiling of its brand identity, QRL Radiator Group – formerly Quinn Radiators – has strengthened its leadership team with three new senior appointments.

TenderSpace appoints Mike Jeffries as non-executive Chairman

TenderSpace, the newly launched web-based suite of tools designed to help anyone involved in property or construction, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mike Jeffries to the role of non-executive chairman with immediate effect.

New marketing focus at Encon

Lydia Sharples has joined the Encon Group as its new head of marketing and communications as it continues to grow the business.

Eurocell appoints new chief executive officer

Eurocell has announced that chief executive officer (CEO) Patrick Bateman will retire from the company at the end of June.

Timco strengthens its management team

TIMco has appointed Paul White to its senior management team.

Keston Boilers appoints new business development manager

British manufacturer Keston Boilers has appointed Danny Mistry to the role of business development manager for Central London, further strengthening the company’s sales force to meet the demand in this busy region.

Matt joins Stelrad’s brand specialists team

Matt Raybould has joined Stelrad’s new brand specialists team, responsible for the Midlands area covering the East and West Midlands, from Lincolnshire, across to Staffordshire and down to Oxfordshire.

Bosch expands sales team in the UK

Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating has invested in its sales team with the appointment of four new specialist sales managers.

New Dunlop area sales manager hired for East Anglia and the South East

Dunlop, manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, finishing and decorating products through its Pro Décor brand, have hired a new area sales manager for East Anglia and the South East as part of the company’s continual expansion.

RGB welcomes two new board members

RGB Building Supplies has announced the promotions of Jenny Naylor to human resources director and Andy Gamble to operations director.

Saniflo boosts sales team in the South

At the end of last year Saniflo made an important addition to its Southern sales team with the appointment of Steve Woolsey as area sales manager for the South East. 

New business development manager for Stelrad in Ireland

Brian Hennessy has joined Stelrad as business development manager for Ireland.

Wienerberger appoints new technical manager

Wienerberger, a UK provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, has announced the appointment of Paul Miller as its new Porotherm technical manager.

Andrew Lowrie retires from the Hexstone Group

Andrew Lowrie has announced that he is to retire from the Hexstone Group.

Wienerberger appoints new technical manager

Wienerberger has appointed Paul Miller as its new Porotherm technical manager.

New additions to ADEY sales team

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has appointed four new members to its sales team across the domestic and commercial sectors.

LG appoints new director

LG Electronics has appointed a new director of air conditioning and energy solutions, based at its head office in Brooklands, Surrey.

Symphony appoints new head of marketing

Symphony has appointed Robert Newton as head of marketing of its retail and building division marketing teams.

Sealco adds expertise in England and Wales

Independent hardware distributor Sealco has added appointed Norman Berrill as business development manager.

Forest Garden welcomes new team members

As Forest Garden ramps up activity to meet the early spring demand, the company has added several new team members to the mix, strengthening both its sales force presence and approach to new product development.

Board realignment at Michelmersh Brick Holdings

Michelmersh Brick Holdings (MBH) has confirmed that Frank Hanna, former commercial director, and Peter Sharp, former group operations director, have jointly assumed the role of chief executive officer. Martin Warner, who previously held this role, has now become deputy chairman, while remaining an executive director.

Covers appoints group panel products manager

Pat Collins has been appointed as group panel products manager at Covers Timber & Builders Merchants.

CHS appoints new commercial manager

City Heating Spares (CHS), the spares brand of Travis Perkins, has appointed Dennis Grogan as commercial manager to develop its dedicated plumbing and heating spares service and better meet the needs of busy installers across the UK.

Promotion for Mick Taylor

Rollins Group has announced that former area sales manager Mick Taylor has been appointed as national sales manager.

JB Kind appoints area sales rep

JB Kind has appointed Chris Roullier as a new area sales representative to cover the Home Counties, North London, Essex and East Anglia region.

Organisational changes at SCA Timber Supply UK

With effect from 1 January, 2016, SCA Timber Supply UK’s commercial director, Stephen King, will take up the position of sales director for SCA Timber Mill Sales UK.

Pegler Yorkshire welcomes new appointment to drive growth

Pegler Yorkshire has reinforced its internal marketing and product development team with the appointment of a new market manager to drive forward growth and innovation in this sector.

Brett Landscaping appoints new managing director

Brett Landscaping and Building Products has announced the appointment of Alastair Forbes as its new managing director.

Promotion for Builders Merchant Co Ali Thomson

Builders Merchant Co (BMCo) in North Lincolnshire is pleased to announce the promotion of Ali Thomson from business development manager to regional sales manager.

Two new appointments at Linde Material Handling

Linde Material Handling has strengthened its team with the appointment of two new senior members of staff at its Severnside and Basingstoke offices to drive forward the company’s plans to supply products to new markets.

BMF appoints new marketing and communications manager

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed Christine Wall as marketing and communications manager, with effect from 4 January, 2016.

MKM Building Supplies appoints new branch director at Redcar

MKM Building Supplies has appointed a new director of its Redcar branch.

Actavo | Hire & Sales appoints new manager

Specialised building equipment supplier, Actavo | Hire & Sales Solutions (formerly Deborah Services Hire & Sales), has appointed Peter Ellis as regional manager of all hire and sales branches in the South East.

Brand specialists team launched by Stelrad

Stelrad has launched its new brand specialists team. Initially nine strong, the team comprises individuals whose role is to meet merchant branch staff and installers to introduce new products and new concepts for the use of radiators to the people who are at the sharp end of the business.

Terex Construction welcomes Allison Tucker

Equipment solutions provider Terex Construction has appointed Allison Tucker to the role of global product marketing manager for its UK facility in Coventry.

New MD for Rixonway Kitchens

Rixonway Kitchens has appointed former sales and marketing director David Anderson as managing director.

Nick Lander to join H&B Group as managing director

H&B Group has announced that Nick Lander, the former managing director of Bradstone and senior executive of Aggregate Industries, has been appointed as managing director of the independent buying organisation from 1 January, 2016.

Quanex names new managing director for Edgetech UK

Quanex Building Products has appointed Chris Alderson to succeed Andy Jones in the position of managing director for its Edgetech UK business unit.

Bristan Group plans big splash with two new senior appointments

In continuing to expand and hone its service proposition, Bristan Group has recently appointed not one but two major senior positions.

Movers and shakers at Ridgeons

Ridgeons, the independent timber and builders’ merchant in the East of England, has announced a number of changes to its management team across its network of branches.

Steve Wintle appointed head of PEU at Abloy

Security expert Abloy UK has announced Steve Wintle as its new head of Professional End Users (PEU) division.

New appointment at Encon Insulation

Encon Insulation has promoted James Rowlands to the position of regional sales manager for builders’ merchants for London and the South East.

AWMS appoints business development director

Since its launch in July, Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) has been growing rapidly, and now welcomes Michael White as business development director to the team.

New branch manager for Buttle’s in St Albans

Buttle’s has appointed Graham Amos as manager of its St Albans branch.

Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants installs new Master

On 20 October 2015, Leo Martin BBS, MA, FCA was installed as the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Builders' Merchants (WCoBM).