Builders' Merchants News
Nick Sims is appointed as managing director - merchants at Ridgeons

Ridgeons has undergone a restructure to support its three-year growth plan.

Natural Paving Products recruits new support manager

Natural Paving Products (UK) has employed Craig Brook, a hard landscaping professional, as its installer support manager.

Salamander Pumps appoints new business development manager

Salamander Pumps has appointed Nick Bennett as business development manager for the Southern region.

New appointment strengthens Howarth Timber’s digital presence

Howarth Timber has continued to invest in its digital presence following the appointment of a new online manager.

Yale recruits former employee as head of trade accounts

Security specialist Yale has appointed Chris Hardman as head of national accounts (trade), saying the move shows the company’s investment in its relationship with partners in the trade sector.

Three recruits join Keyline rail operations

Keyline has made three appointments to support its UK rail specialists.

International Timber appoints sales director to service South East

International Timber has appointed Mathew Lewis as regional sales director for the South East of England.

IKO welcomes new national account manager

IKO has appointed Andrew Oxley as the new national account manager for its distribution division.

FMB recruit area board manager from Ridgeons

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB), has appointed Dave Jordan as an area board member, joining from timber and builders merchant Ridgeons.

Bristan announces addition of new business development manager

Bristan has appointed Andrew Warrener as business development manager.

F & P appoints new programme director

David Dunbavand has been announced as F & P Wholesale's new programme director.

New sustainability adviser for Wienerberger

Wienerberger, provider of wall, roof and landscaping products, has announced the appointment of Stephanie Palmer as its new sustainability adviser.

Promotion at GB Plastics as online sales soar

Specialist supplier of PVC building products, General Building Plastics, has promoted Anthony Hammond to the position of head of online sales.

BMF adds new membership services director

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed Richard Ellithorne as membership services director.

Angela Rushforth leaves Ridgeons Group

Angela Rushforth, formerly group managing director at Ridgeons, has left the company to take up a new role at a national builders' merchant.

Andrew Robinson appointed LG sales agent for Ireland

LG has appointed Andrew Robinson as its new sales agent for Northern Ireland.

New director appointed at SCA Timber Supply UK

SCA Timber Supply UK has appointed John Lloyd as group supply chain and procurement director.

Sales team grows at PERI with senior additions

PERI has announced the appointment of Stephen Parker and Neil Butlin to senior sales roles.

Covers staff enjoy rewards of long service

A collective total of 170 years worth of employment has been amassed by six members of staff at Covers Timber and Builders Merchants.

Snows Timber sales team grows

Snows Timber has added to its London & South East regional sales team with the appointment of Chris Geary.

VADO recruit new national sales manager

VADO has announced the appointment of Pete Mersh to the position of national sales manager for its specification team.

IoBM welcomes new vice president and junior vice president

The Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) has appointed two of its governors to the positions of vice president and junior vice president.

MKM appoints new chief executive

MKM Building Supplies has appointed Philip Johns to the position of chief executive officer.

Stelrad appoints new product manager

Radiator manufacturer Stelrad has announced the appointment of Fraser Toogood to the position of product manager.

Francis Cunild retires from Matki after 44 years

Francis Cunild, managing director and a founding member of Matki, is retiring after 44 years with the company.

Electrorad appoint new field sales executive

Electrorad has announced the appointment of Jamie Fewtrell to the position of field sales executive.

Ravenheat recruit sales manager

Boiler manufacturer Ravenheat has appointed Mike Maher as area sales manager.

New IPG appointments to help drive membership and supplier deals

IPG (Independent Plumbing Group) has announced the appointment of two senior members of staff – Stephanie Bolton, as marketing manager, and Kevin Oakes, as director.

Bristan announce two new recruits

Bristan Group’s domestic specification division has announced the recent appointment of two business development managers.

New scheme manager to lead joinery industry groups

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has appointed Hannah Mansell as scheme manager for the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door and Doorset Scheme, and as spokesperson for Fire Door Safety Week, which will take place this September.

Balmorals London appoints new commercial manager

Balmorals London has announced the appointment of Dawn Rees as commercial manager.

Anniversary celebrations coincide at Howarth Timber's York branch

The 175 years’ combined service accrued by five employees at Howarth Timber’s York branch comes in the same year the company celebrates its 175th anniversary.

Kent Blaxill appoints glass operations manager

Russell Malcolm-Stewart has joined Kent Blaxill in Colchester as glass operations manager as part of a department restructuring.

Elliotts appoints Matthew Adlington

Matthew Adlington has been appointed as Elliotts' sales manager at its head office in Southampton.

Dennis Smith takes on interim role at BMF

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed Dennis Smith as interim membership services director on a consultancy basis. 

Crystal Direct expands support team

Growing demand from builders’ merchants customers has led window manufacturer Crystal Direct to expand its merchant support team.

Paul Maxwell rejoins Toolbank as accounts manager

Paul Maxwell has left Bahco Tools after 15 years to rejoin his former employer, Toolbank, taking over as national accounts sales manager from Dave Rogers.

Smith's Fan Convectors appoint Craig Scanlon

Experienced heating and plumbing salesperson Craig Scanlon has been appointed Smith’s Fan Convectors regional manager for north London and the South East, covering Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire.

Mike Freeman joins Talon as sales director

Mike Freeman has joined Talon, manufacturer of specialist plumbing accessories, in the newly appointed position of sales director.

Keyline strengthens rail division with senior appointment

Keyline has appointed Paul Clunn as rail manager south and will be the focal point for Keyline’s customer relationships across the region.

Dean Short joins Snows Timber as operations director

Snows Timber has appointed Dean Short as its new operations director.

Kamlesh heads up LG’s heating business

Kamlesh Vadukul has joined LG as sales manager for heating with responsibility for building the company’s air source heat pump business.

Naylor quartet clock up 130 years

Four employees of Cawthorne-based Naylor Drainage have clocked up a combined service of 130 years.

Azpects brings in new staff to aid growth

James Girling and Kerri Skelton have joined Azpects, based in Ipswich.

New area sales manager for Dunlop Adhesives

Dunlop Adhesives, the specialist manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, finishing, decorating and other ancillary products, has strengthened its team with the appointment of John Stewart as area sales manager.

Burdens appoints new national account managers

Burdens has appointed four new national account managers - Richard Mountford, Paul Leversuch, David Stolton and Greg Dunlop – to its team.

New supply chain director appointed by Stelrad

Former logistics and supply chain manager Ken Peet has been promoted to supply chain director for Stelrad.

New southern regional sales director appointed by Stelrad

Tony Hildrow has joined Stelrad as southern regional sales director.

GB Plastics creates new role of support manager

General Building Plastics (GB Plastics) has appointed Clare Falls to the position of support manager.

TIMco continues to grow

As part of its strategy to broaden its product portfolio and continue to grow its presence in the UK, TIMco has appointed Tracy Haynes as regional account manager and Richard Cole as quality control assistant.