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.

David Hollander will commence his role as CEO of Aqualisa Group on the 3 February.

David Hollander has been appointed as the chief executive officer of the Aqualisa Group.

Damian Buxton has been appointed as managing director of Elta Fans’ Fareham manufacturing facility.

Elta Fans has appointed Damian Buxton as the new managing director of its Fareham manufacturing facility.

Kieran Griffin has been appointed as managing director of Keyline.

Keyline has appointed Kieran Griffin as its new managing director, as the builders’ merchant looks to build on its success over the past year.

Edward Patten has been appointed as merchandising manager at IronmongeryDirect.

IronmongeryDirect has appointed Edward Patten as merchandising manager to further improve its service and drive the company forward.

UK brassware manufacturer VADO has appointed Aaron Kennedy to its marketing department as graphic designer.

Garry Naughton has joined Stelrad Radiators as business director.

Stelrad Radiators has welcomed Garry Naughton to the business in his new role as business director.

NMBS has made a new appointment to its national sales team, appointing Ian Young as business development manager (central/northern).

Sarah Fry has been appointed as national flooring manager at Jablite.

Sarah Fry has joined Jablite as its new national flooring manager.

Raffaela De Vittorio, marketing director for Geberit UK.

Geberit has appointed Raffaela De Vittorio to the position of marketing director.

Several longstanding employees of ITW Industry have received awards for their loyal service.

Andrew Prosser, sales director at Fakro GB.

Andrew Prosser has been appointed to the position of sales director at Fakro GB.

F & P Wholesale, a distributor of heating, plumbing and bathroom products to the independent merchant sector, appointed Jed Kenrick as managing director earlier this year.

Ian Railton, general manager, Northern Europe.

Whirlpool has announced a number of changes within the organisation.

Mohammed Mushtaq has been appointed as sales director at Neat Concepts.

Neat Concepts has announced that it has appointed Mohammed Mushtaq as sales director.

Dave Holley has joined Fernox as technical project manager.

Nina Mineghetti has been appointed as northern roofing manager at Jablite.

Nina Mineghetti has joined Jablite Insulation’s roofing team as northern roofing manager.

Jeremy Maxwell, multichannel director at Wolseley UK.

Jeremy Maxwell has been appointed as multichannel director at Wolseley UK.

Left to right: New starters Dave Hedley, Gemma Attiwell and Simon Kasperowicz.

Security specialist Yale has appointed four new salespeople to strengthen support to its national network of trade customers.

Rowlinson Timber has added to its sales team with the appointment of three new members of staff.

Throughout the autumn progress has been continuing at SCA Timber Supply’s new wood processing facility at Melton on Humberside, with production lines starting to come on stream towards achieving full operational capability in spring 2014.

Ian Robey OBE, a past president of the BMF, passed away on 25 November 2013 after a long illness.

Travis Perkins has announced that its chief executive, Geoff Cooper, has been appointed as non-executive director of Informa.

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