Bence moves upwards and onwards

Published:  08 September, 2010

CHELTENHAM: Builders' Merchant George Bence & Sons has announced that Paul Bence is stepping into the role of managing director.

Mr Bence, who has worked for the family-owned company for eight years said: "Ian Crowe has done a tremendous job in broadening the business base of the company over the past four years and I intend to continue his excellent work, by adding value to the company.

'After 156 years of family ownership I am committed to the family values that are fundamental to a business model which succeeds, thanks to the energy, commitment and professionalism of our loyal and experienced staff.

"With this in mind, there will be further emphasis on the flexibility that we can offer as an independent builder’s merchant and I look forward to forging stronger relationships with our customer base and establishing countless new accounts."

Mr Bence also said that there will also be a greater focus on creating new markets in which the company will prosper, which will start with an immediately available competitive kitchen range to match the ‘Howdens’ offering.

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

At Arco, we are an industry specific recruitment consultancy, providing sales and managerial staff Nationwide to Merchants, Distributors and Manufacturers of Building Materials within the Construction Sales Sector. Priding ourselves on our unparalleled customer service and hard work, we offer a fresh, innovative and personal approach to recruitment specifically designed to meet our clients’ needs and candidates’ skills.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.