Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is aiming to become a major player in the kitchen market after appointing Ratinder Sandhu as its kitchen category manager.

L-r: Anthony Dale and James Hownam.

Lecico Bathrooms has made two new appointments to strengthen its customer service support team.

GROHE is delighted to announce its appointment of Paul Bailey as senior product manager for the UK, with immediate effect. Mr Bailey is an experienced marketer, having spent the last 14 years in the tools industry, including Irwin Tools in Sheffield and Paris, and most recently Trend Machinery based in Watford.

Snows Timber has announced two new additions to its sales team.

Philip Jones (left) with Graham Parry and Huw Thomas at Tudor Griffiths Group in Ellesmere.

Tudor Griffiths Group has said “goodbye” to a senior manager with over 50 years’ experience in the minerals and construction materials industry.

Andy Matthews, HOPPE UK’s head of sales for UK and Ireland.

Two of HOPPE UK’s door hardware experts have received recognition this year from the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI).

Terex Construction has appointed Satpal Sokhi as its new head of engineering.

Terex Construction has named Satpal Sokhi as the new head of engineering for its UK manufacturing facility in Coventry.

Rhiannon Pemberton has joined Bristan’s marketing specification team as a marketing executive.

As part of a concerted focus on the housing sector, Bristan’s marketing specification team has boosted its industry proficiency with a new appointment.

Jonathan Roberts has joined Stelrad’s new Brand Specialists Team responsible for the whole of Wales, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The 21 year old Cardiff University Product Design graduate is new to the heating sector but has retail experience.

CRASH has appointed two new trustees to its Board. Galliford Try’s general counsel and company secretary Kevin Corbett (pictured) and Arcadis’ company secretary Fiona Duncombe bring a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the charity.

Dave McClelland, national account manager at Charcon.

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has appointed Dave McClelland to the role of national account manager.

Tony France has been appointed as the supplier advisor to the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Board.

Morgan Warren-Ross has been appointed as marketing manager at Wilo UK.

Kevin Gardiner leads the team at TG Environmental in Ellesmere.

An environmental specialist with over 35 years’ experience in the industry has joined a family-owned Shropshire firm.

Bristan has announced three new appointments. In her role as national new build specification manager, Louise Smith will be responsible for promoting Bristan’s vast portfolio of specification products. As part of her role, she will focus on building relationships with customers nationally as the key contact for the new house build sector.

Bathroom accessories specialist, Croydex has strengthened its sales team with two new appointments.

Richard Adams has been appointed as group spares sales director at Travis Perkins.

The availability and expertise of spares across Travis Perkins, enjoyed through Direct Heating Spares (DHS) and City Heating Spares (CHS) in branches of City Plumbing Supplies, Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS) and Travis Perkins, has received further investment through the appointment of Richard Adams as group spares sales director.

Brett Martin Plumbing & Drainage has appointed Mark Garrard as a new sales representative in the south west to add further strength and expertise to the sales team.

Richard Beasley is Stressline's new health and safety officer.

As part of its on-going commitment to health and safety in the work place, Stressline has appointed Richard Beasley as its new health and safety officer.

Alex Clifford has been appointed as BMF’s regional manager for London and the South East.

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed Alex Clifford as regional manager for London and the South East with effect from 1 June, 2016.

Architectural ironmongery specialist BJ Waller has announced the appointment of Warren Mackie as its new specifications manager. Mr Mackie’s arrival emphasizes the company’s dedication to working closely with architects, joiners and main contractors.

Hambleside Danelaw is pleased to announce that area sales manager Mike Lemmon will oversee Dryseal flat roofing system sales in Scotland in addition to the Roofing and Ventilation range.

Heatrae Sadia has announced a new tailored support service for installers fitting its flagship product, with the creation of a dedicated Megaflo sales team.

Andrew Keating is now chair of the HHIC.

Andrew Keating, marketing director for Baxi, has been appointed the newest chair of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC).

Following Simon Bicknell’s switch to the position of marketing development director, Toolbank has promoted Paul Maxwell to the position of sales director for UK and Ireland.

JELD-WEN has appointed Graeme Robinson as its new managing director. Mr Robinson brings many years of UK, European, and global manufacturing experience to the business, with over 25 years in senior management roles across a number of sectors.

Burton Roofing Merchants has strengthened its Sheffield depot management team by acquiring plastics specialist Carl Dent. Mr Dent joins the business as roofline manager, taking responsibility for developing the plastics, guttering, fascias and soffits division of the business.

Sarah Degg, marketing analyst, SCA Timber Supply UK.

SCA Timber Supply has strengthened its customer support team by appointing Sarah Degg as marketing analyst.

WJ Group welcomes John Cook to its Hull site, in the new role of operations manager. A third generation engineer, Mr Cook has enjoyed many senior operations management roles, most recently managing product teams in manufacturing environments.

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is mourning another loss to the joinery industry this year, with the death of its senior vice president and chairman for Scotland, Gordon Nelson. Mr Nelson passed away at the end of March, aged 74.

Elmhurst Energy has announced two appointments in the organisation, with Amarpal Sihra appointed as head of commercial and Paul Mayne appointed as head of operations.

Ideal Commercial Boilers has appointed two new sales support engineers to join its commercial sales team. With an increased presence in both national and independent merchant branches, Ideal is delighted to introduce Jenny Hawkes and Sian Maxwell.

Global equipment solutions provider, Terex Construction, has appointed Gregg Horne to the role of general manager for its UK facility in Coventry. With more than 28 years’ experience within the Terex group – spanning the Fuchs, Powertrain and Trucks divisions – Horne brings a wealth of experience from across the construction industry.

Natural Paving Products has added to its expanding sales team. Recruiting Shaun Utting as regional sales manager and Mike Jepps as national sales manager, commercial.

Lee Miles, sales director at Timloc.

Timloc has welcomed new sales director Lee Miles to the team to help support the company's growing success.

Joe Daniells, specialist timber sales at Snows Timber has been promoted to the position of sales representative with the company, visiting Snows’ customers across Somerset and Dorset.

Lagan Products has appointed Darren Johnson as area sales manager for the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the North West of England.

Mark Roberts has recently joined Keston Boilers.

Keston Boilers has announced the appointment of Mark Roberts in the role of business development manager for the whole of the south coast of England.

Andrew Lawton, managing director at Icopal.

Icopal has recently welcomed Andrew Lawton as its new managing director. Mr Lawton brings with him over 20 years’ construction experience both nationally and globally.

VADO’s specification team continues to enjoy tremendous success, having expanded significantly over recent years. To help boost the team further, the company has appointed two new members of the team.

Louise Richens has joined the Barnsley based Abode Home Products team to further strengthen the sales and support coverage with its customers.

Linde Material Handling has extended CEO Sabine Neuss' contract until the end of 2020. Ms Neuss will continue to be responsible for production at Linde Material Handling's plants across Europe and head up the further development of production systems at all KION Group locations.

Clive Summerfield, regional director at Rudridge.

Clive Summerfield has joined civil engineering and groundwork material specialist Rudridge as a regional director.

Insulation specialist Actis has promoted East Midlands area sales manager Jemma Harris to northern regional sales director.

Suzanne McCarter has taken over as Fakenham branch manager for Kent Blaxill, the independent East Anglian building supplies company.

Ash Chilver and Sean Mannion.

HiB has appointed Sean Mannion as its new area sales manager for Scotland and North West England.

Mark Smith of MKM Builders Merchants (pictured) and Charles Ledigo of Reisser have been elected to the BMF Board.

Mark Smith of MKM Building Supplies and Charles Ledigo of Reisser have been elected to the Board of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). They replace two directors who stood down having completed their term of office, Steve Vickers of Turnbull & Co and Paul Hetherington of Marshal Tufflex.

H+H UK has announced the appointment of Calum Forsyth as managing director. He will succeed Mark Oliver who leaves the company after being at the helm for over eight years.

Centurion’s newly appointed head of field sales, Daniel McKane and Peter Stone.

Centurion Europe, the supplier of hardware, DIY and gardening products, has further expanded its sales management team with the appointment of Daniel McKane as head of field sales.

Nigel Poyner, managing director of M&M Timber and one of the timber industry’s most notable figures, has left the 22 acre Worcestershire manufacturing plant he has developed over the last 15 years in order to seek pastures new.

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