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

John Fenton has been appointed as business development manager at Ravenheat.

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

Richard Beresford will join the National Federation of Builders as CEO in June.

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.

Left to right: Dave Coates, Brian Minns, Paul Cockerill, Mick Hillier and Martin Codling helping with the GoGoGorilla 2013 charity event.

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

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

Vehicle tracking supplier Quartix has announced the appointment of Avril Palmer-Baunack as non-executive chairman.

(L-R) Daughter Nicola Hodkinson, son Jonathan Seddon, wife Pat Seddon, Christopher Seddon and son Jamie Seddon.

Seddon director Christopher Seddon has received an MBE for his service to apprenticeships and the community.

Aggregate Industries has appointed Pat Ward as chief executive officer, effective 1 April 2014.

Actis has appointed Rowan Meyer and Jemma Harris as sales managers for the South East and London, and the East Midlands, respectively.

Phil Welsh has been appointed as manufacturing director at William Sinclair Horticulture.

With its new £15m media production facility at Ellesmere Port due to open later this year, William Sinclair Horticulture has appointed Phil Welsh as manufacturing director together with an expanded engineering and production management team to bring the new 42-acre plant on stream.

Richard Wall, technical and product director at Fernox.

Fernox has appointed Richard Wall as technical and product director.

Forest Garden has appointed Andrew Bendall as marketing manager.

Forest Garden has recently welcomed Andrew Bendall as its new marketing manager.

Steven Hargreaves, technical support engineer at Altecnic.

Altecnic has expanded its technical department with the appointment of Steven Hargreaves as technical support engineer.

PSS Hire has appointed Mark Hamilton as its new director.

Tony Kenny has joined SCA Timber as group procurement and supply chain director.

Stelrad has welcomed back Jeff Bowes to the company as operations director.

Sally Davison, marketing co-ordinator at Horstmann.

Horstmann has announced the appointment of Sally Davison as its new marketing co-ordinator.

John Houston is lightside product manager at Howarth Timber and Building Supplies.

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is continuing to invest in its plumbing and heating products, having appointed a lightside product manager to introduce new ranges and drive sales across its branches.

Newey & Eyre has appointed a new head of the Contractors & Installers (C&I) national sales team.

L-r: Chris King, Colchester yard manager with Michael Andrews.

East Anglian-based builders’ merchant Collier & Catchpole has recruited Michael Andrews as its newest member of the Colchester yard sales team.

Shower specialist Lakes Bathrooms has boosted its sales team with two recruits: Karen Banyard and Wendy Hunt.

Wickes has bolstered its executive and marketing teams with the appointment of Ian Crook as marketing director.

Back Row: Stewart Ratcliff and Daniel Fox Front Row: Ben Parlor and Jordan Seldon.

Firebird Heating Solutions has appointed Stewart Ratcliff as head of its technical service team based at the Ivybridge head office.

Michael Ashley has joined Jablite as a specification manager to build relationships with architects, local authorities, engineers and other specifiers of insulation products.

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has appointed Mark Walters as the new branch manager at its Scunthorpe outlet.

Screwfix has appointed Jan Maggs as its new director of human resources (HR).

Charlotte Teague already has five years' experience in the bathroom industry.

VADO has appointed two new members to its expanding UK sales team.

Sue Ballard, materials innovation manager at Jablite Insulation, is a finalist for the Outstanding Woman in Construction Award.

Mark Andrews has joined Kent Blaxill as Colchester territory manager.

Matthew Cyples has been appointed as area sales manager at Actis.

Actis has appointed three new staff members to manage increased demand, following a growth in sales of its dual-performance Hybrid insulation range.

Andy Dimond and Rob Steeley.

The talent and dedication of Ferroli’s chief technical officer Rob Steeley was celebrated by his colleagues on 7 February, when they marked his 25th year with the boiler manufacturer’s UK division.

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has set up a specialist plumbing and heating sector under the chairmanship of Ron Walker.

Left to right: Darren Cooper, Ian Craig, Nigel Royston-Webb, Nina Lowden, John Drake and Geoff Love.

Polypal, manufacturer of display and storage equipment systems specifically designed for the builders’ merchant sector, has strengthened its dedicated team in response to growing demand for its services in the marketplace.

Martyn Frost, OEM manager at Altecnic.

Altecnic has appointed Martyn Frost to the position of OEM manager as demand for its accredited and compliant products continues to soar.

Rowlinson Timber has appointed Richard Smith as its new managing director.

Dr Ulrich Dähne is taking over from Dr Wolfgang Schäfer.

Tool brand Stabila has a new chief executive officer (CEO) and president.

Nigel Aiton has been appointed as national sales manager for Austin Stroud Carbon & Stainless.

BSS Industrial has announced the appointment of Nigel Aiton as national sales manager for its specialist brand, Austin Stroud Carbon & Stainless.

Michael Nicholls, store manager of Kent Blaxill’s Norwich branch.

Michael Nicholls has been promoted to store manager of Kent Blaxill’s Norwich branch.

Mark Spittle has joined Setcrete as brand merchandiser for the southern region.

Setcrete has appointed Mark Spittle as brand merchandiser for the southern region.

Keyline has appointed Brian Fairley to the role of national rail manager, North, to support and further the growth of its rail business in Scotland and the north of England.

Jane O’Neill has been promoted to managing director of Reisser after 24 years of service.

The team at Saniflo and the remainder of the SFA Group UK is honouring the life of former Saniflo UK managing director, Paul Newson, who passed away on 20 January 2014 after a seven-year battle with cancer.

bcg has appointed Steve Egerton as its new marketing manager.

Wolseley UK has appointed Keith Dorling to the newly created position of Burdens managing director.

Patrick Spurgeon has joined Kent Blaxill as store manager for the Bury St Edmunds branch.

Patrick Spurgeon has been appointed as the new Bury St Edmunds store manager for Kent Blaxill.

Deborah Grimason joins the Travis Perkins Group.

The Travis Perkins Group has enhanced its senior management team with a key appointment.

Ian Oldrey will take over as managing director of Ten-25 from Norman Symcox who is stepping down from the role.

Ten-25 Software has announced that long-serving managing director Norman Symcox will step down from the position, to be succeeded by current product development director Ian Oldrey.

Altecnic is strengthening its presence across the North West as Stuart Talbot is promoted to area sales manager.

Sharon Rawlins is Gledhill's new national sales manager.

Gledhill has appointed Sharon Rawlins to the position of national sales manager, as part of an ongoing investment and expansion strategy designed to further develop the company’s market share.

George Derbyshire, Climate Center’s national sales manager for cooling, has praised the new team.

Climate Center has established a new technical team to support customers on major air conditioning projects.

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