Builders' Merchants News
Wilo UK appoints new area sales manager

Wilo UK has announced the appointment of Charlie Hedges as area sales manager for the South East.

Flexseal enhances customer service with new national sales manager

As a result of continued expansion, Flexseal has appointed Ricky Hasprey to the new role of national sales manager.

New senior sales appointment for Keyline

Keyline has appointed a new sales professional within its rail division to support continued company growth and customer reach.

Polyseam appoints two new sales executives

Polyseam has appointed Peter Gillett and Stuart Rodrigues to the roles of key account manager and retail sales executive, respectively.

New appointment at Twyford Bathrooms

Oliver Widdowson has been appointed as head of customer services at Twyford Bathrooms, with the responsibility of managing the internal sales and after-sales teams, reporting to commercial operations director Brent Hudson.

Twyford appoints Kara Virgo

Twyford Bathrooms has appointed Kara Virgo as business support & specification manager, reporting to commercial operations manager Brent Hudson.

SBS appoints new head of marketing

Stephen Richardson has been appointed as head of marketing for Sustainable Building Solutions (SBS), a division of the Travis Perkins Group, following a successful two years acting as a consultant.

Boost for Howarth’s contract sales

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has welcomed Matt Lowes to the team to drive its new contract sales function, as the firm continues to develop services for its ever-growing customer base.

Director appointed to Kingspan’s Renewables Business Unit

Kingspan Environmental has appointed a new director of the Renewables Business Unit.

Alpha appoints new technical sales manager

Alpha Heating Innovation welcomes Paul Ricketts as a new technical sales manager, covering London and all areas within the M25.

New MD for MX Group

Mike Phillips has been appointed as the new managing director of Marleton Cross, which trades as the MX Group from its headquarters in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Select Products promotes Steve Burns

Steve Burns has been promoted to national sales manager at Select Products.

New appointments to promote the Wirquin brand

Wirquin has appointed four new members of staff to help build brand awareness and stronger relations among original equipment manufacturers, local and national merchants, retailers and distributers.

TIMco builds its quality team

TIMco has appointed Max Clarke as its new quality control and health and safety manager.

Snows Timber expands sales and marketing team

Three new appointments have expanded the Snows Timber sales and marketing team.

BMF announces new Board members

Two new members have been elected to the Board of the Builders Merchants Federation. Kevin Fenlon of RGB and Nikki Mortimer of GPH Builders Merchants replace two resigning directors, Allan Bartlett of Keith Builders Merchants and Neil Lawrence of Gibbs & Dandy.

IKO welcomes back Steve D’Arcy

Steve D’Arcy has recently returned to IKO as business development manager for its structural waterproofing division.

William Sinclair names Richard Carr as commercial director

Richard Carr is set to join William Sinclair Horticulture as commercial director.

Kevin Bohea joins Recticel and Gradient

Kevin Bohea has joined PIR insulation specialist Recticel as commercial director.

VADO adds to its export sales team

VADO has promoted Iga Mochocka to national specifications manager for Poland.

Liz Hazeldene to head Kohler Mira

Kohler Mira has appointed Liz Hazeldene as managing director with immediate effect, following the recent retirement of Dave Hill.

Changes at Phoenix

Having carried out a complete review of its external sales and marketing team, bathroom manufacturer Phoenix has taken the decision to restructure the managing of its UK and Ireland sales force.

Jon Hartman heads up ITW Industry

ITW Industry has welcomed Jon Hartman as general manager.

Lakes Bathrooms appoints two new designers

Shower enclosure specialist Lakes Bathrooms has appointed two new product designers, Ben Bright and Arthur Valeyev.

BSS Industrial’s new finance director

BSS Industrial has appointed Stephen Hopson, who joined the company in February, as its new finance director.

New appointment at SCA Merchant Services

SCA’s Merchant Services has appointed Dean Morgan as business development manager for the south west region.

New sales executive joins Howarth team

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has appointed Scott Pridgeon as a sales executive to help the firm continue its growth in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire areas.

New chairman appointed at the Construction Products Association

Knauf Insulation has announced that its managing director of Northern Europe, John Sinfield has been appointed as the new chairman of the Construction Products Association (CPA).

Linde appoints new head of customer service

Material handling company, Linde, has appointed Mark Sullivan as the new head of customer service based in the company’s Basingstoke office.

F & P Wholesale appoints new heating category manager

F & P Wholesale has appointed John Byrne as heating category manager.

Daikin UK names new managing director

Dirk Slagmulder has been named as the new managing director of Daikin Airconditioning UK

Wilo UK appoints new key account manager

Wilo UK has announced the appointment of Junior Morrison as a key account manager for the southern region.

Brett Martin appoints new technical sales manager

Brett Martin Daylight Systems has appointed Tony Isaac as the company’s new technical sales manager for the Midlands, South West and South Wales.

New marketing manager for Redring Xpelair

Redring Xpelair Group has appointed Caye Wan as its new marketing manager.

New leadership team for Pipe Center and Climate Center

Pipe Center and Climate Center have seen some structural changes, announced by managing director Lee Jon Newman, forming part of the company’s growth agenda.

William Naylor joins Buttle plc

Buttle plc has announced the appointment of William Naylor as the merchant's new managing director. 

Obituary: Peter Silk

Timber and builders' merchant Ridgeons has announced the sad death of former company director Peter Silk, who passed away on 15 March at the age of 90.

F&P Wholesale appoints new marketing manager

F&P Wholesale has appointed Gareth Osborne as marketing manager.

Jeld-Wen underpins is commitment to customer service

Jeld-Wen has boosted its customer service offering with the appointment of three new staff members and an internal promotion.

Boost for Howarth’s kitchen design team

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies continues to develop its offerings in the marketplace, having employed Simon Dewdney as a kitchen design consultant at its Wakefield branch.

Natural Paving Products digs out new talent

In a bid to provide industry leading customer service, Natural Paving Products (UK) has sifted through the very best and brought on board four seasoned professionals to its team.

Polyseam appoints Neil Heffernan as product certification manger

Polyseam has appointed Neil Heffernan to the new role of product certification manager.

Wilo UK appoints new regional sales manager

Wilo UK has announced the appointment of Paul Lines as regional sales manager building services for the southern region.

Promotion for Kent Blaxill’s Laura Downing

Laura Downing has been promoted to the role of decorating centre manager at Kent Blaxill’s Colchester branch.

Flexseal promotes Scott Butterworth

Flexseal, the coupling manufacturer, has promoted Scott Butterworth from its sales office to a frontline sales position.

New faces at Bence Builders Merchants

Bence Builders Merchants has announced two new members of staff have joined the business.

New business development role heralds Ravenheat expansion

The appointment of John Fenton as business development manager at Ravenheat heralds the dawn of an ambitious period of expansion for the company.

New CEO for the National Federation of Builders

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has appointed a new chief executive, Richard Beresford, who will start his role at the Federation on 16 June, 2014.

Brian Minns retires after nearly 25 years at Ridgeons

Ridgeons recently wished Brian Minns, a driver at its Rocklands branch, a warm goodbye following his retirement.

ADEY makes the Wright move

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has strengthened its growing sales team with the appointment of new business development manager Richard Wright.