Builders' Merchants News
Plumbfix strengthens retail team

Plumbfix has made two key internal appointments during a busy period of continued development and expansion.

Magden sets course for growth

Magden has appointed Nick Friend as managing director as the company sets course for a new period of growth.

Sentinel welcomes new trade support team member

Sentinel has welcomed Jamie Penny to its successful trade support team, where he will look after merchant branches in the North West from his base in Birkenhead.

Actis takes on new team

Actis Insulation has taken on a raft of new staff to tackle rising demand for its new dual-tested, dual-performance Hybrid range.

New appointment set to grow Cistermiser

Washroom products specialist Cistermiser has appointed Paul Taylor as its new national sales manager.

City & Guilds appoints new UK managing director

City & Guilds has appointed Kirstie Donnelly as its new UK managing director.

Merchandising team announced by SCA Timber Supply

Over the past few months, SCA Timber Supply has recruited and put into operation a dedicated merchandising team, serving its business with Wickes.

Ron McConnachie joins Kent Blaxill as commercial director

Ron McConnachie has joined Kent Blaxill as commercial director.

Hellermann Tyton appoints new identification product manager

Hellermann Tyton has appointed John Banks to spearhead its identification product portfolio, which includes cable and wire labelling, asset identification and thermal transfer printers.

BSS Industrial announces new managing director

BSS Industrial has announced Chris Hufflett as its new managing director.

New registration services director for OFTEC

Adrian Lightwood has been appointed as registration services director for OFTEC.

New appointment at Vexo International

Paul Hanrahan has joined Vexo International as managing director.

Significant growth sparks new director appointments at Airius

Airius has strengthened its senior management team with two new appointments.

Fernox appoints new global product manager

Water treatment manufacturer Fernox has appointed Simon Kirk as global product manager.

Anesco strengthens its energy services team

National energy efficiency solutions company Anesco has appointed Nick Painter as sales manager, working across its ESCO and biomass services.

Collier & Catchpole says “you’re hired”

East Anglian builders’ merchant Collier & Catchpole has taken on three apprentices this summer.

Bosch expands team with two new appointments

Following a sustained period of growth, Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, has boosted its sales presence in the commercial heating sector with two new appointments.

IBC welcomes new national sales manager

IBC has appointed Marc Coulson as its new national sales manager.

Methven appoints new Group CEO

Methven has appointed David Banfield as its new group chief executive officer (CEO), effective from January 2014.

Sentinel welcomes Richard to trade support team

Sentinel has welcomed Richard Jubb to its trade support team.

New UK marketing manager at Hansgrohe

With immediate effect, Noel Riley has joined the Hansgrohe UK head office team as marketing manager.

A hat-trick of appointments for Newey & Eyre

Electrical wholesaler Newey & Eyre has strengthened its senior team with a hat-trick of appointments as part of a major corporate restructure.

New recruits at Fernox

Fernox has recently welcomed two new members to its growing sales team. Mike Skivington will be joining as area sales manager for London and Susanna Shrubsole as area sales manager for the north west of England.

F & P Wholesale appoints new commercial director

F & P Wholesale has appointed Steve Tarrant as commercial director.

Collier & Catchpole appoints new Ipswich manager

East Anglian builders’ merchant Collier & Catchpole has appointed Jasper Smathers as its new branch manager of the Ipswich yard.

Jeff Turner retires after 50 years service

Ridgeons has bid a fond farewell to one of its longest serving employees Jeff Turner, who retired from the Snettisham branch after 50 years in the industry.

Wavin appoints Brent Nicholls as new managing director

Brent Nicholls has been appointed as managing director – south west Europe of Wavin, a supplier of water management, plumbing and drainage systems.

Simon McArdle appointed marketing director at William Sinclair

William Sinclair Horticulture has appointed Simon McArdle as its new marketing director.

Norbord announces new sales structure

Norbord has adopted a new sales structure to optimise customer service and ensure that all markets are covered in the most efficient, dedicated way possible.

New project manager appointed at Jablite

Carolyn Boyd has joined the sales team at Jablite as a project manager.

New trade marketing manager at Twyford

Twyford Bathrooms has promoted its showering and exhibitions manager, Sabine Tawfik to trade marketing manager (UK and Ireland).

Ferroli appoints John Moran as sales and marketing director

Ferroli has appointed John Moran as the company’s UK sales and marketing director to lead the domestic sales force.

Sektor strengthens team with technical and sales expertise

Sektor, CCF’s partitioning, doors, and fixings brand, has appointed Noel Robinson as its technical and training manager and Steve Crompton as sales director.

New national account manager joins Dunlop Adhesives

Following a period of investment and growth, Dunlop Adhesives has recruited Iain Belcher as its new national account manager.

New category managers for Redring Xpelair Group

Redring Xpelair Group has appointed two new category managers.

Alan Moles joins Westbury

Westbury Filtermation has recently appointed Alan Moles to the role of projects director.

GROHE strengthens its team with Lance Corfield

Lance Corfield has been promoted to GROHE’s regional specification manager.

Alpha appoints new technical sales manager

Chris Deacon has joined Alpha Heating Innovation as technical sales manager for East Anglia.

New area sales manager for Ariston

Ariston Thermo UK has appointed Howard Leonard as area sales manager for the Home Counties and North London.

Movers and shakers at Owlett-Jaton

Owlett-Jaton has restructured its sales and commercial teams with the appointment of Tony Williams as national sales manager and Andy Connor as national commercial manager. The changes align with the company’s plans to strengthen the business offer and product portfolio.

New area sales manager for Quinn Radiators

Quinn Radiators has recently appointed a new area sales manager for its work in the South West region of England.

AkzoNobel joins BHETA

AkzoNobel Decorative Coatings is the latest DIY sector company to join the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).

Hamilton appoints trade marketing specialist

Hamilton has appointed Simon Perkins to the new position of trade marketing executive responsible for liaising with customers regarding their point of sale (POS), merchandising, promotional and product training requirements.

Spirotech boosts team with merchant support recruit

Water conditioning and system protection specialist Spirotech has strengthened its UK team with the appointment of Fran Smith as merchant support representative.

Hamilton appoints new area sales manager

Hamilton has appointed Marcus Maher as its new area sales manager.

Six of the best for SCA

Expanding SCA Timber Supply has made a number of new senior appointments over the summer.

Key appointment at Duravit

Liz Brown has been appointed as sales and marketing support executive at Duravit.

DMU student Tom Zarb joins Pochin

Business and marketing student, Tom Zarb, has joined Pochin, the East Midlands plumbing and heating trade supplier and bathroom retailer.

Ken Munro joins Superglass Holdings in senior management role

Superglass Holdings has appointed Ken Munro as director of strategic development and sales.

Janine Scarff joins Kent Blaxill

Janine Scarff has joined Kent Blaxill as painting and decorating representative for the Colchester, Sudbury and Braintree areas.