National independent plumber’s merchant, Plumbase, has promoted Mark Bradley to the position of Managing Director.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) and workwear specialist, Supertouch, has appointed Paul Tandy as Operations Manager.

Pump and pumping system manufacturer Wilo has appointed two new merchandisers to provide support for merchants and their customers up and down the country.

It is estimated that the UK builders’ and plumbers’ merchants market will see growth of 2% in 2017, compared with 2016, in value terms, according to the latest report ‘Builders and Plumbers Merchants Market Report – UK 2017-2021 Analysis’, which has been published by the AMA Research.

The new Internal Sales Team. L-r: Rachel Edwards, Jade Seabridge, and Vicky Sweeney.

TIMco has extended its customer facing teams by welcoming five new employees including a new position for an existing member of staff.

Alpha Heating Innovation has welcomed three more members to its sales team, with Anne Wraith in the North East, Colin Chappell in the midlands and South Wales and Lee Mumford working in parts of London.

Keyline has announced that Richard Perkins has returned to the business as its new Commercial Director following a move from sister-company BSS, where he had been serving as a Regional Director for the past two years.

Joe Cowan to retire and the board appoints Stephen Murphy as new CEO

Potterton Commercial has strengthened its national sales team with the appointment of two new Area Sales Managers (ASM). Simon Ockenden will be covering the south east and south coast, whilst Adam Handyside will look after customers in Greater London and immediate areas to the north west, west and southwest of the capital.

Insulation manufacturer, Knauf Insulation, has appointed a new product manager to lead the development of its Glass Mineral Wool range.

Picture caption: Ginette Clarke has joined SCA Timber Supply UK as Training and Safety Manager.

SCA Timber Supply UK has appointed Ginette Clarke as its new Training and Safety Manager.

Stelrad has announced the arrival of Neil Jarman as Specification Manager covering the South West region.

InSinkErator, producers of food waste disposers and steaming hot water taps, has appointed Marco Pastore to Product Manager, Europe and Russia.

Fast growing Flame Heating Group has its sights set on further job creation, after increasing its staff count by 80% over the last 12 months.

Left to right: Martin Wood, Sophia Jelaca and Ben Harmar.

Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) continues to invest in its team with the promotion of Martin Wood to National Key Account Manager, Sophia Jelaca to Area Sales Manager for the central region, and the appointment of Ben Harmar as Area Sales Manager for the South East, South and East London.

Marco Notarnicola has been named as the new product manager for Yale UK, managing its range of smart security products, including Smart Home Alarms, CCTV and Home View cameras.

Following the Company’s announcement in July that it had started the process of identifying a new Chief Executive for its Southern division, Breedon is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Pearce. Mike is currently Managing Director of the Aggregates division of Aggregate Industries Limited.

Carvers is celebrating in volumes, after six members of its workforce have achieved its 25-year service with the company this year.

In order to support the growth across several different product areas, Birtley Group has appointed James Matthews as Group Sales Director.

Elliott Hart has joined the Stelrad Brand Specialists team.

Elliott Hart has joined the Stelrad Brand Specialists team responsible for looking after merchant branches and their customers in the north Midlands.

Materials Manager John Patchett has retired from VIP Polymers, ending a career in the rubber industry that spanned five decades and his entire working life.

Darren Branch has been appointed as a Director at Keystone Contracts.

Darren Branch has joined Keystone Contracts as Director. He joined the company in June 2015, having previously worked for Plumb Center and Graham The Plumbers Merchant.

Alaina Turner has been promoted to UK Marketing Communications Manager for sanitary equipment manufacturer Wirquin.

A Shropshire-based firm that's been in business for over 140 years has seen some major staff changes over the summer.

Leading ventilation manufacturer Elta Group has strengthened two of its brands following a duo of senior appointments.

Simon Cunningham, Contracts Director at the George Bence Group.

The George Bence Group has taken on two new Directors.

Dunlop has appointed a new Product Support Technician for East Anglia, London and the South East.

Salamander Pumps has further strengthened its research and development team with two new appointments, and added a new marketing administrator to its growing marketing support function.

Lecico Bathrooms has appointed Tony Barnes as Commercial Director for the UK operation; his role will commence 1 September, 2017.

Fernox, a chemical water treatment and filter manufacturer, has promoted Jim Canning to the role of Northern Sales Manager.

Nicole Pollock has joined the Stelrad Brand Specialists team responsible for looking after merchant branches and their customers in Scotland.

Hanson Cement has made two senior appointments within its bulk division as part of the company’s drive to improve customer service.

Intact Software Group has appointed Gary Brookshaw as UK Product Director.

Gary Brookshaw has been appointed as UK Product Director at the Intact Software Group.

CCF, a insulation and interior building products distributor, has announced Dean Pinner as the new Managing Director of the company.

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has strengthened its service offering with three new appointments across its specification and sales teams.

Decco has appointed Debbie Paterson as its new Area Sales Manager in Scotland.

Tim Rowbottom has been elected to the Board of the Builders Merchants Federation with effect from 1 September, 2017.

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.

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

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

Adam Franklin has joined Keyline as its new Regional Director for the south west.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Martin Neale has joined Gatic as its new Sales Director.

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.

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.

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