Builders’ Merchant Co has appointed Richard Anderson as apprentice yard assistant.

Builders’ Merchant Co (BMCO) continues to support the youth of today by recruiting a new apprentice at its branch in Hull.

Supertouch has appointed Selwyn Smith as supply chain manager for the UK. Mr Smith will be based at the Supertouch National Distribution Centre in the West Midlands, where he will be responsible for leading the supply chain team that supports customers across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Sophia Jelaca has joined AWMS’ Merchant Support Team.

Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) has expanded its Merchant Support Team with the appointment of Sophia Jelaca as account development manager for the central area.

Lucia Di Stazio is the new managing director at MRA Marketing.

In a move to consolidate the next growth period, Lucia Di Stazio has been appointed as managing director of MRA Marketing.

Hanson Cement has made a number of new senior appointments within its packed products team: Andy Simpson becomes national commercial director; Chris Hall joins Hanson as national account manager; and Jack Vincent is promoted to field sales manager, a new position within the company.

Virtual Worlds is continuing to grow with the addition of two new regional sales representatives. Miles Maunganidze and Brandon Kwesiga have joined the firm to help drive sales of its design software and raise awareness of the product in businesses across the south of England, the Midlands and Wales.

The BMF has appointed Matt Haines as regional manager for the West Midlands, North West and North Wales, with effect from 15 August 2016.

UK timber window and door specialist Dale has appointed Matt Chambers as national sales manager to oversee the company's continued nationwide growth.

L-r: Mark Hickingbottom and Andy Simpson.

Hanson Cement has made two senior promotions; Mark Hickingbottom has been appointed national commercial director, bulk cement; while Andy Simpson becomes national commercial director – packed.

Polyvine has appointed David Clayton as national sales manager covering its specialist stockist, general retail and professional user markets throughout the UK. His remit is to build sales for the company’s decorating and wood care ranges with existing and new accounts and to create a national sales team for the company.

Filplastic has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Simon Cobb.

Racking supplier Filplastic has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Simon Cobb.

Elliotts has bolstered its marketing team with the addition of marketing manager, Julie Shaw.

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed David Harding as its first Public Affairs consultant for Wales.

Actavo has appointed Paul Madders to head its Birmingham flagship branch. His appointment as branch manager coincides the opening of a new training facility designed to offer both customer and in-house training courses.

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has appointed Clinton Young to the role of national specification manager.

Filplastic has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Simon Cobb, who will oversee Filplastic’s larger national projects from proposal stage through to design, fit out and completion, ensuring jobs run smoothly and to time.

Andrew Wilkinson, European sales director, Kerridge Commercial Systems.

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has appointed Andrew Wilkinson as European sales director, with an initial focus on the UK.

Hamilton has appointed Tim Hewitt as area sales manager for the north. An experienced sales manager, Mr Hewitt has previously worked within the jewellery and electrical accessories industries and has worked for major household names including Karcher and Armeg.

Gaynor Dukes has recently joined the CCF team.

Insulation and interior building products distributor CCF has recently appointed roofing insulation specialists Gaynor Dukes and Lyndon Gray to help drive forward the company’s recently introduced commercial and industrial flat roofing range.

Weatherite Group has announced two employee promotions at senior level. The company promoted Ricky Brookes from general manager to director and Daniel Male to general manager at Weatherite Aluminium Solutions.

Terex Construction has appointed Jon Beckley to the role of national accounts relationship manager for its UK manufacturing facility in Coventry.

Mick Hart joins Pland as sales manager after 30 years in the plumbing and heating industry, which has given him a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of the industry. He will be developing the Pland business via specifications with architects, builders’ merchants and contractors in his region.

Newview Windows & Conservatories has appointed Kelly Lodge as marketing manager. The appointment comes as the business gears up for its next phase of growth. Ms Lodge will be responsible for overseeing all marketing activity for Newview including digital and printed marketing and PR.

David McDonnell and Phil Barnard.

Astley-based The W.Howard Group has made a number of appointments and promotions within its 11-strong sales team.

John Nicholls has announced two significant promotions within its board structure. David Hebdon becomes chief operating officer and Jez Hampson takes on the role of managing director.

WJ Group has welcomed Andrew Pantry as the treatment plant manager for its Hull timber treatment facility, with the intention of optimising every aspect of the treatment process as the business expands.

Andy Phelps is now area sales manager for the south, south-west and central areas of England and Wales at DRU Fires.

DRU Fires has made two new appointments in its UK subsidiary company, Drugasar.

Quinn Building Products has appointed Lee Gillman as its new sales and marketing director for the UK after three years with Quinn in the commercial team.

Worcester, Bosch Group has boosted the profile of its national sales team with the appointment of Rob Leonard as national specification manager.

Digby Stone has recruited Claire Male in the role of external sales representative. Claire has quickly built up an impressive knowledge of the products as well as the company, and is already making an impression on the people she’s met so far with her enthusiasm for the industry and passion for natural stone.

Stuart Lorne has joined Lecico Bathrooms as area sales manager for the North West of England.

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is continuing its programme of investment with a number of significant changes at its Malton branch.

Cliff Thrumble, managing director of Boyland Windows, has been appointed the new president of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).

Grant UK has announced the appointment of Dan Caustin to area sales manager. Mr Caustin will be the main contact at Grant UK for customers in the South East including Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, South London, Kent and the Isle of Wight.

Superglass chief executive Ken Munro has been appointed chairman of the mineral wool insulation manufacturers’ representative body, MIMA, taking over from David Travill, managing director at Isover Saint Gobain.

Thomas Dudley's award-winning foundry division has appointed a new business development manager.

The former product manager of one of Australia's top consumer brands has joined independent UK timber supplier Arbor Forest Products.

Ideal Standard has announced the appointment of Jim Moore as managing director UK & Ireland. 

HiB is continuing in its commitment to ‘making bathrooms beautiful’ with the appointment Richard Fryer as its own showroom installer. Mr Fryer previously worked in the business for almost four years as a delivery driver and prior to this he worked as a professional bathroom installer.

Phil Yell (left) and Jason Ostler.

Arbor Forest Products has appointed Jason Ostler as managing director and Phil Yell as operations director, following changes to the board of the UK timber supplier.

ATAG Commercial has promoted Paul Martin to the position of national sales manager.

Worcester, Bosch Group has appointed Nick Fothergill as its new training manager, amidst a period of huge investment in the manufacturer’s training offering.

Scott McMurray has been promoted to the new role of sales director for Flexseal.

Flexseal has promoted Scott McMurray to the position of UK and Ireland sales director, effective from 1 July.

Dave Robertson is now commercial director at FAKRO GB.

FAKRO GB has appointed Dave Robertson to the newly created role of commercial director.

Richard George is now CEO of PJH.

PJH, a supplier of bathrooms, kitchens and appliances, has announced that Andrew Yates, present chief executive officer (CEO) of PJH has been appointed CEO of parent company Globe Union Industrial Corporation – succeeding Scott Ouyoung, who will take up the role of chairman.

Gripsure has appointed its first national accounts manager. Kevin Moloney, who brings with him 30 years’ experience in the timber industry will focus on growing the firm’s sales to merchants. 

In a move that underlines the company’s commitment to growth, Marley Alutec is delighted to announce the appointments of Maxine Gallager as internal sales support, Bill Johnson as area sales manager and Louise Stewart-Young as marketing communications manager.

Baxi Heating has appointed Adam Turk as managing director of its UK commercial business, which comprises Andrews Water Heaters, Potterton Commercial, Remeha and SenerTec UK.

Spirotech UK has appointed a new area sales manager for the West Midlands to help drive awareness of its products with merchants, specifiers and installers.

Intergas has appointed Dennis Harman as sales manager responsible for Kent, South London, Surrey and Sussex.

Dennis Harman has joined Intergas as sales manager responsible for Kent, South London, Surrey and Sussex.

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