Builders' Merchants News
Tim Rowbottom elected to BMF Board

Tim Rowbottom of Collier & Catchpole, has been elected to the Board of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) with effect from 1 September, 2017. He replaces Kevin Fenlon of RGB who has stepped down due to work commitments having served a three-year term of office.

New head office team to open doors for GAI members

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has made three new appointments to its head office team.

Grant UK introduces Kevin Ellis to its sales team

Grant UK has announced the appointment of Kevin Ellis as Divisional Sales Manager, covering the South, the Midlands and Wales. The appointment further increases the level of coverage that the Grant UK Sales Managers can offer throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

New Marketing Manager flows into action at The IPG

The IPG has appointment an experienced Marketing Manager with extensive experience in the retail sector.

Keyline promotes Adam Franklin to Regional Director

Keyline has announced Adam Franklin as its new Regional Director for the south west, following the departure of Dean Pinner, who has taken up the role of Managing Director at CCF.

New appointment will help Russell reach new heights

At a time of significant growth, Russell Roof Tiles has appointed a Technical Sales Manager in the north east.

Wienerberger welcomes new Managing Director

Keith Barker has been appointed as Managing Director of Wienerberger, following a wider European management reorganisation, which will see current Managing Director, Harald Schwarzmayr, take the position of Chief Operating Officer of Pipelife North and Western Europe.

Changing roles at TG Group

It’s all change for two Shropshire managers who have swapped roles at a family-owned builders’ merchant after a total of 50 years’ combined service.

ERA hires Kevin Spencer as its Smartware Product Manager

ERA, the home security expert, has expanded its team with the appointment of Kevin Spencer as its new Smartware Product Manager.

CCF pledges better customer support as part of new sales restructure

CCF, a insulation and interior building products distributor, has pledged to provide even more dedicated support for all customers through the expansion of its national sales team.

JG Speedfit’s new Divisional Technical Director

JG Speedfit has promoted Nigel Sanger to the newly created role of Divisional Director, Speedfit Technical Support.

Stelrad hires person for its brand specialist team

Robert Cairns has joined the Stelrad Brand Specialists team responsible for the North West of the England.

Gatic appoints new Sales Director to drive growth

Gatic Civil Drainage, part of Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS), boosts its growing team with the appointment of Martin Neale as its new Sales Director.

Yale continues to invest in additional new talent

Sophie Dale and Tom Nicholls are the latest new additions to the Yale team, with Sophie assisting the marketing team and Tom taking on responsibilities within the Smart Living sector.

New graduates reach new heights at roofing firm

Roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has taken on its first two Graduate Trainees in Operations Management at its Scottish factory, near Lochmaben.

Marley Alutec expands HQ and team

Responding to continued business growth Marley Alutec has expanded operations at its Bedford headquarters. The company has also announced the appointments of Kevin Stanley, Don Roche and Leigh-Anne Copeland as well as the return of Marketing Communications Manager Ivona Nicol from maternity leave.

Tobermore appoint national merchant sales manager

Tobermore has appointed Richard Wardle for the new role of National Sales Manager for the merchant side of the business.

Worcester appoints new controls and connectivity team

Worcester, Bosch Group has strengthened its support for the emerging connected appliances market by appointing a dedicated Controls & Connectivity team within its award-winning Technical Support department.

Ideal bathrooms welcomes new Head of Sales

Ideal Bathrooms have appointed Steve Heney as Head of Sales. Steve is responsible for a team of 12 Area Sales Managers in the external sales force.

Saniflo appointment for Scotland

Robert Beagley has been appointed by Saniflo as the new Area Sales Manager for Scotland.

Linde Material Handling UK appoints new managing director

Leading manufacturer of industrial trucks, Linde Material Handling, has announced that Max Sammartano has been appointed as general manager of the Northern Europe and South Africa region, including the UK, Scandinavia and Sub-Saharan Africa markets.

W.Howard appoints new Managing Director at Kidare site

The W.Howard Group has announced Paul McKenna as the new Managing Director for its Kildare site. The appointment comes just eight months after the business acquired the Irish operation, formerly known as Balcas Kildare.

Double promotion celebrated at HiB

HiB has announced the promotion of two of its longest serving employees to directors.

Successful apprentice joins Keyline as Assistant Branch Manager

Katherine Leggett has joined Keyline in Kirby, Ashfield as an Assistant Branch Manager following her successful completion of a two-year apprenticeship scheme at sister company BSS Industrial.

Fibo expands its sales team to support its rapid growth

Fibo has expanded its UK sales team with the appointment of Regional Account Manager, Tim Cozens.

Elliotts boost civils and groundworks offering with new appointment

Elliotts, the south’s leading independent supplier of building products for the trade and public, has appointed a new Civils and Landscaping Product Manager.

Stiebel Eltron UK appoints Merchant Account manager

Stiebel Eltron UK has expanded its team following a year of strong growth with the appointment of Andrew Buttree as UK Key Account Manager for the merchants.

Apprentice joins Keyline as Assistant Branch Manager

Katherine Leggett has joined Keyline in Kirby, Ashfield as an Assistant Branch Manager following her completion of a two-year apprenticeship scheme at sister company BSS Industrial.

New Specification Manager for Wirquin

David Cutter has joined sanitary equipment specialist, Wirquin as the new Specification Manager for Scotland and the North East of England.

Kidde Safety Europe announces new Managing Director

Kidde Safety Europe has announced the retirement of Managing Director Andy Burnett. Previous UK Sales Director Freddie Collins succeeds him as Managing Director.

Sika appoints Paul Schuler as new CEO

Sika has appointed Paul Schuler, currently Regional Manager Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), as Chief Executive Officer after succeeding Jan Jenisch.

Collier & Catchpole hire new Commercial Manager

Andy McMahon has joined builders’ merchant, Collier & Catchpole, bringing with him over 11 years’ experience in sales and product management for another merchant.

New Supply Chain Finance Manager appointed at SCA Timber Supply

SCA Timber Supply have announced the appointment Paul Bostock. He has joined SCA in a newly created role as Supply Chain Finance Manager. Paul will be responsible for the financial performance control of the Supply Chain and Procurement function for the UK business.

ARP hires new Area Sales Manager

ARP, a supplier of aluminium and cast iron rainwater and roofline systems to the UK merchant sector, is has announced the appointment of Mark Luke as its new Area Sales Manager for the South West and South Wales region.

Kent Blaxill appoints Area Managers

Kent Blaxill has appointed two Area Managers to ensure the smooth operating of its growing branch network, which currently comprises 13 stores.

Visqueen appoints new Technical Sales Manager

Visqueen Building Products, manufacturer and supplier of structural waterproofing and gas protection systems, has appointed Steve D’Arcy as Technical Sales Manager in the North West.

Methven appoints new area sales manager

Methven has appointed a new Area Sales Manager for its central region.

Christina moves on up at Keyline

Christina Hopton has been promoted to Branch Manager at Keyline’s Southampton depot.

BMCo recruit Matt Fawkes to the expanding business

Builders’ Merchant Company are extending their workforce by introducing Matt Fawkes as their Scunthorpe Branch Manager.

Sales and distribution team expansion for ERA

West-midlands based ERA, a UK’s home security distributor, has expanded its sales and distribution team to help support the company’s continued progression within the distribution and retail side of business.

Digby Stone recruits Toby Stuart-Jervis to join its growing team

Digby Stone has recruited Toby Stuart-Jervis to join the family business as a Director alongside Managing Directors Darren and Claire Digby.

Midlands’ family business GB Plastics announces new MD

Second generation family-run and owned General Building Plastics (GB Plastics) has announced a new senior management structure, with the appointment of current co-director Alan Sutherland to the new role of managing director.

Aggregate Industries employee celebrates 40 years service

Paul Marley, an Internal Sales Representative for the Building Products division of Aggregate Industries, is celebrating 40 years with the construction materials supplier, having started with the company in 1977, just three weeks shy of his 16th birthday.

Coram Group expands estimating team to meet customer demand

Coram Group UK’s Central Estimating Office has announced the recruitment of an additional administrative coordinator to work alongside the team based at the Shropshire factory site.

David Stacey has been appointed as president of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers

David Stacey has been elected president of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) and leads a new team of executive officers.

Manhattan Associates appoints Craig Summers as managing director

Manhattan Associates has announced the appointment of Craig Summers to the position of Managing Director.

Ian Northen appointed as Chief Executive for Ridgeon Group

Ridgeon Group has appointed Ian Northen as its new Chief Executive.

Fabdec targets Scotland for growth with new sales agent

Heating products manufacturer Fabdec is looking to Scotland for growth, following the appointment of Peter Ferguson as technical sales agent.

Remeha bolsters CHP sales team

Remeha has strengthened its Combined Heat and Power (CHP) sales team with the appointment of Mark Gibbons as Technical Sales Manager.

Supertouch appoints new Footwear Specialist

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Workwear specialist Supertouch, has appointed Martin Russell as Footwear Sales Manager.