Boyd joins Otford as Ellis retires

Published:  20 October, 2011

KENT: Alan Boyd is the new managing director of Otford Builders' Merchants, based near Sevenoaks. He will officially step into the role in November, replacing current MD Jim Ellis.

Mr Boyd, formerly the commercial director of Stamco Timber Merchants, he set up that company's heavyside business. Prior to that, he worked for Brickability, Charterhouse and Build Center. In all, he has 23 years of industry experience.

"I am really happy to be taking over a well established independent builders' merchants which was founded back in 1972. I am looking forward to using my experience to help the company to expand for the future and to grow on its solid financial status."

He will represent the merchants at the National Buying Group's Annual Conference in Edinburgh on 14-15 November.

Jim Ellis, the current managing director, will continue to be involved in an advisory capacity during the transitional period of the hand-over.

Mr Ellis said he wanted to thank both the manufacturers and colleagues within the NBG Group for their assistance during his 40 years with the company.

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