Builders' Merchants News
Saniflo restructures external sales team

Saniflo UK has restructured its external sales team from being county-based to being postcode based, bringing the team in line with the Saniflo service department and the company’s major customers.

Pegler Yorkshire adds to its product team

Pegler Yorkshire has appointed two new market managers to its internal marketing team.

Wrekin Products adds Scottish expertise

Richard Stewart is heading up the Scottish expansion for Wrekin Products in a newly created role of regional sales and operations manager.

Howarth’s staff investment continues

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is continuing to invest in its workforce following the appointment of Charlotte Hancock to external sales executive.

Barwood Products appointment strengthens sales team

Following a successful year in 2014, Barwood Products has now appointed a new member to the team to further bolster the sales effort and to develop new opportunities for the company’s range of inclusive bathroom products.

Jewson appoints new management trainees

Jewson has appointed 50 new management trainees as part of its focus to bring new talent into the business.

Trainees join CEMEX UK

A new cohort of trainees has started at CEMEX UK, bringing young people and new talent into the construction and building materials industry.

Tony Atlee is Collier’s new Colchester manager

East Anglian-based builders’ merchant Collier & Catchpole has recruited Tony Atlee as its new branch manager of the Colchester yard.

New branch manager at Gibbs & Dandy’s Huddersfield store

With more than 25 years of experience, Gibbs & Dandy’s Huddersfield branch is in knowledgeable hands following the appointment of Andy Holmes as the new manager.

Ken Munro appointed MD at Superglass Insulation

Superglass Holdings PLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Ken Munro to the newly created position of managing director of Superglass Insulation, with immediate effect.

Expansion prompts Actis appointments

Actis insulation has created a new role for a national specification manager following its expansion into the volume housebuilding market.

Calvin Pope joins Fernox

Fernox has appointed Calvin Pope as its new sales director for the UK and Ireland.

Alutec appoints new area sales manager

Aluminium eaves solutions specialist Alutec has appointed Ben Summerhill as the new area sales manager for the South West, taking charge of the role formerly filled by Jane Phillips.

New appointment at SCA

SCA has appointed Philip Lockwood as general manager at its Melton site.

Terex Construction appoints David Harris to quality role

Terex Construction, global equipment solutions provider, has appointed David Harris as quality and compliance manager.

National sales director for ESi Controls

ESi Controls has appointed Paul Woolley to the position of national sales director.

Pipe Center and Climate Center appoint new MD

Andy Wighton has been appointed managing director of Pipe Center and Climate Center.

Norbord welcomes new business development manager

Norbord has appointed Ben Woodman as its new business development manager for the South West.

EH Smith chairman awarded for years of leadership

Ken Smith, chairman of EH Smith, has received a specialist Lifetime Achievement Award.

New sales representative for Hamilton Litestat

Hamilton Litestat has appointed Sally Jones to its sales team in Scotland to help maintain the company’s high level of customer service.

PJH appoints new national sales manager

The PJH Group has welcomed Martin Voisey as its new national sales manager for its retail division.

Adam and Emma head up new management team

The Gibbs & Dandy Dorchester branch has two new faces – manager, Adam Nedahl, and assistant branch manager, Emma Russell.

Three new appointments takes team to 13

JELD-WEN has appointed three new stairs technicians following a surge in demand for its free stairs measuring service.

New Year honour for Liz Male

TrustMark’s chairman Liz Male has been appointed an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year 2015 Honours List, in recognition of her services to construction and consumer protection.

New regional sales manager for Valor and Robinson Willey

Valor and Robinson Willey have welcomed a new addition to their trade sales team with the appointment of Simon Chapman as regional sales manager for the North West region.

New appointment at SCA Timber Supply UK

SCA has appointed Simon Messam as senior business development manager.

Pipe Center and Climate Center announce new trading team

Pipe Center and Climate Center have announced the creation of a new trading leadership team.

DAB Pumps expands its team

DAB Pumps UK has expanded its commercial and residential building services team in line with its continued success and growth of its sales.

Mike Beech settles in at Kerridge

Mike Beech arrived at Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) in January as its new product marketing director, and from the start he has been impressed by the management team’s ambitions for the business and where things are headed both in the UK and internationally.

New group MD for PTS and CPS

Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS) and City Plumbing Supplies (CPS), which form the plumbing and heating division of the Travis Perkins Group, have welcomed Stuart Hough into the role of managing director of spares.

Elliotts boosts joinery division with new appointment

Elliotts, the Hampshire-based independent builders’ merchant, has bolstered its team ahead of ambitious plans to grow its joinery turnover by £4m.

Wayne Flory takes over as Toolbank CEO

Toolbank product director Wayne Flory has been promoted to chief executive of the tools and hardware distributor.

From trainee to manager

Builders' merchant, Gibbs & Dandy, has appointed Mike Limburn as the manager of its Portsmouth branch.

Security Solutions strengthens its trade team

Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY UK, has appointed Allan Henry to the position of commercial manager.

New quality control role for Cris

TIMco has announced that Cris Tonks is to be its new quality control manager. Mr Tonks has been with the company for more than 18 years and will be located at the company’s head office in Nantwich.

Naylor congratulates long service

Barnsley-based Naylor Drainage has acknowledged the service of one of its longest-standing employees.

Insulation expert joins Encon

Insulation entrepreneur Mary Carthy has joined Encon Insulation.

New marketing director at Vokèra

Heating manufacturer Vokèra has appointed Neil Mattock as marketing director.

Paul Mazey retires

Ridgeons recently bid a fond farewell to Paul Mazey, operations manager at Ridgeons Forest Products, who has retired after 28 years with the company.

Michael Ankers to join BDA as chairman

The Brick Development Association (BDA) has announced the appointment of Michael Ankers OBE as its incoming chairman. Mr Ankers, who served as the BDA's chief executive from 1995 to 1998, will rejoin the Association in December of this year, following the retirement of Alan Baxter.

Mobilane strengthens team

Living walls and green screen provider Mobilane has appointed a national account manager and new national sales manager to support the growth in its UK operation. The business is experiencing rapid growth in both the commercial and domestic markets as the appetite to build greener solutions into new developments increases.

Stewart Milne Timber Systems targets fresh growth

Stewart Milne Timber Systems has announced a new appointment to support client demand and growth in the South East of England. The move comes as the company sees orders increase by more than 70% across the UK in the last year.

Bristan appoints new head of commercial specification

Bristan Group has appointed a new head of commercial specification to support its expanding commercial division.

Mark Whittaker joins Keyline

Keyline has appointed Mark Whittaker as business development director.

New chief financial officer at Naylor Industries

Ruth Moran has joined Barnsley-based building products group Naylor Industries as chief financial officer.

New HR director at Wolseley UK

Wolseley UK has appointed Joanne Smith as its new human resources director.

Polyseam appoints marketing manager

Polyseam has appointed Olando Salina as its new marketing manager. He joins the company as it announces plans to develop its own range of premium products, as well as recently completing the purchase of land for a new manufacturing facility, close to its existing factory in Huddersfield.

Bosch welcomes business development manager

Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating continues to invest in its growing sales team with the appointment of a new business development manager for the south region.

Timóleon appoints new sales director

Timóleon, manufacturer of heating and cooling solutions, has appointed a new sales director to support its UK sales team and further develop its business capabilities.

Ridgeons’ employees rack up 225 years of continued service

Ridgeons recently welcomed nine employees to its esteemed ‘25 Club’ in recognition of their continued service. The new additions joined existing members for the Club’s annual dinner held at Chesterford Research Park, near Cambridge.