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.

Roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has taken on its first two Graduate Trainees in Operations Management at its Scottish factory, near Lochmaben.

Responding to continued business growth Marley Alutec has expanded operations at its Bedford headquarters. The company has also announced the appointments of Kevin Stanley, Don Roche and Leigh-Anne Copeland as well as the return of Marketing Communications Manager Ivona Nicol from maternity leave.

Tobermore has appointed Richard Wardle for the new role of National Sales Manager for the merchant side of the business.

Worcester, Bosch Group has strengthened its support for the emerging connected appliances market by appointing a dedicated Controls & Connectivity team within its award-winning Technical Support department.

Ideal Bathrooms have appointed Steve Heney as Head of Sales. Steve is responsible for a team of 12 Area Sales Managers in the external sales force.

Robert Beagley has been appointed by Saniflo as the new Area Sales Manager for Scotland.

Leading manufacturer of industrial trucks, Linde Material Handling, has announced that Max Sammartano has been appointed as general manager of the Northern Europe and South Africa region, including the UK, Scandinavia and Sub-Saharan Africa markets.

The W.Howard Group has announced Paul McKenna as the new Managing Director for its Kildare site. The appointment comes just eight months after the business acquired the Irish operation, formerly known as Balcas Kildare.

HiB has announced the promotion of two of its longest serving employees to directors.

Katherine Leggett has joined Keyline in Kirby, Ashfield as an Assistant Branch Manager following her successful completion of a two-year apprenticeship scheme at sister company BSS Industrial.

Fibo’s new starter, Regional Account Manager, Tim Cozens.

Fibo has expanded its UK sales team with the appointment of Regional Account Manager, Tim Cozens.

Elliotts, the south’s leading independent supplier of building products for the trade and public, has appointed a new Civils and Landscaping Product Manager.

Stiebel Eltron UK has expanded its team following a year of strong growth with the appointment of Andrew Buttree as UK Key Account Manager for the merchants.

Katherine Leggett has joined Keyline in Kirby, Ashfield as an Assistant Branch Manager following her completion of a two-year apprenticeship scheme at sister company BSS Industrial.

David Cutter has joined sanitary equipment specialist, Wirquin as the new Specification Manager for Scotland and the North East of England.

Kidde Safety Europe has announced the retirement of Managing Director Andy Burnett. Previous UK Sales Director Freddie Collins succeeds him as Managing Director.

Sika has appointed Paul Schuler, currently Regional Manager Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), as Chief Executive Officer after succeeding Jan Jenisch.

Andy McMahon has joined builders’ merchant, Collier & Catchpole, bringing with him over 11 years’ experience in sales and product management for another merchant.

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