Builders' Merchants News
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.

Investing in a secure future

Following significant growth over recent months, security specialist Yale is investing in the future of the sector with the appointment of two new team members.

Saniflo further strengthens its sales team

Following the recent appointment of a southern regional field sales manager, Saniflo UK is further strengthening the team with the appointment of Colin Bland as northern regional field sales manager responsible for a team of four sales managers.

Sabine Mané promoted at Twyford

Sabine Mané has been promoted to the position of head of marketing at Twyford, from her previous role as trade marketing manager.

Stewart Milne Timber Systems gears up for growth

Stewart Milne Timber Systems has welcomed a new manufacturing director as the company continues to grow.

New recruits at Phoenix

Leeds-based bathroom manufacturer Phoenix Inspirational Bathrooms has appointed two new area sales managers.

Kingspan Environmental appoints new sales director

Kingspan Environmental has announced the appointment of Neil Overton as trade sales director for Great Britain.

New offices and starters for MRA Marketing

MRA Marketing has moved to larger premises to accommodate a bigger team, which has seen four new starters join since June.

BSS Industrial appoints John Walker

BSS Industrial is continuing to invest in the expertise and support it provides to clients working in industrial markets through the appointment of John Walker as its new industrial key account director.

Appointments at Heatline Radiators

Heatline Radiators has appointed David Ward as national sales manager and Bruce Sweeney as northern regional sales manager.

FMB appoints new national president

Dave Bentley has been appointed as the new national president of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

TIMco appoints national accounts manager

TIMco has appointed Mark Mitchell as its new national account manager.

Wrekin Products appoints new director of regional sales

Seamus Kearns has joined Wrekin Products as director of regional sales for the south.

RWC is covered from Tottenham to Tipperary

Reliance Water Controls has appointed Cole Greenwood as regional sales manager (home counties and west), and Garth Walsh as product manager (Ireland) to its strong sales team.

Redland appoints country manager

Andy Dennis has been appointed country manager for Monier Redland UK.

New head at Twyford confirmed

Brent Hudson will now have full responsibility for Twyford in the UK and Ireland as its head.

J Rotherham welcomes regional sales manager

J Rotherham has expanded its workforce by adding sales specialist Mike Dixon to its team.