Russell Roof Tiles has created a new role at its Burton factory site, as part of its investment in production.

Actavo Hire & Sales Solutions has appointed Nicky Emery as manager of its branch in the Great Barr area of Birmingham.

Baxi Heating has bolstered its specialist team of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) experts with the appointment of Paul Wilson as national sales manager for Remeha’s CHP division.

Kelkay has announced the appointment of Sarah Downing to the senior management team in the newly created role of head of marketing.

John Dicken has been appointed as the PHG’s new Instinct product group manager.

The PHG has appointed John Dicken to the position of Instinct product group manager.

Coram Group UK has announced the appointment of Steve Huntly to the position of group sales director.

Emma Maude has joined Wirquin as the new business development manager for the North West, Yorkshire and the East Midlands.

Bruce Atkinson and Rod Slater at Deco-Pak.

Deco-Pak has appointed a new national sales and key account manager, with Rod Slater, previously the decorative aggregate specialist’s general manager, becoming company director.

Gripsure has appointed Dean Gosling as production supervisor, Andris Klebahs as production operative, Kevin Davis as production assistant, and Jed Brokenshire has been promoted to production manager.

Damian Woods is one of two new recruits to join The W.Howard Group.

MDF profile manufacturer and distributor, The W.Howard Group has appointed top sales talent to its expanding UK and Irish team.

Encon Insulation has expanded its dedicated merchant team with the appointment of Steve Clarke as regional sales director for the north of England and Scotland.

Four promotions follow a successful 12 months for Russell Roof Tiles, where continued sales growth has gone hand-in-hand with an expansion of Russell’s product range.

National housebuilder Bovis Homes has announced the appointment of James Dunne as managing director of its Thames Valley region.

HiB has appointed Richard Chmiel as area sales manager for the south west region.

Rachael Colling has joined the Stelrad Radiators brand specialists team, looking after a territory that covers the north east and Cumbria.

Two new team members join GROHE UK with roles in its e-commerce and sales departments, helping to build on the brand’s success and drive sales of its sanitaryware and water products.

BeA, a specialist manufacturer of fastening tools and consumables, has said farewell to a longstanding member of its team.

East Anglian building supplies company Kent Blaxill has appointed Jason Brightman as manager of its Bury St Edmunds store.

Gastite, a distributor of corrugated stainless steel tubing, has appointed Tom Laycock, technical sales manager for the north of England.

Monier Redland has recruited Neil Gregory to the post of industrial director to take charge of all six UK manufacturing plants.

Sean Bober is the latest recruit to join Alumasc Water Management Systems (AWMS) Merchant Support Team as account development manager for the north.

Yale has announced the appointment of Veronica Adams as territory manager for the south east region, reinforcing its focus on strengthening its support network for trade customers.

Daikin UK has strengthened its heating team with the appointment of a new product specialist, Neil Young. Mr Young joins the growing team with more than 15 years industry experience.

Stephanie Fielding has joined Shaws as customer services manager, while Leon Harber has been promoted from within the company, taking on the new role of merchant sales manager.

Ellen Mack has joined HOPPE UK as business development manager for Ireland.

HOPPE UK has appointed Andy Syms and Ellen Mack as business development managers for the north of England, and Ireland.

Actis has given directorships to two members of its senior team.

Grant UK has announced the appointment of Alan Brooke as its new area sales manager in the southeast. Mr Brooke has 25 years’ installation experience in the heating industry, including over two decades working with oil boilers.

Growing interest in its range of made to measure timber windows and doors has seen Dale make further appointments to its team with the appointments of Kevin Coombs and Conor Warnes.

With its business continuing to expand, timber technology and training consultancy TFT Woodexperts is pleased to welcome Marcus Thompson to its team.

Two new team members at rooflight manufacturer Xtralite are aiming high as they replace colleagues who have “amassed years of industry experience between them”.

Eddie Clifton is sales manager for the south of England at Marley Plumbing and Drainage.

Marley Plumbing and Drainage has appointed Eddie Clifton as its new sales manager for the south of England.

With the demand for thermal and acoustic insulation continuing to grow, Rockwool has boosted its thermal and sound insulation sales team with the appointment of Mark Bungay as the national sales manager DIY and merchants.

JELD-WEN has announced the appointment of Lee Frimston as merchant sales director. Mr Frimston has taken over this key role from Steve Clarke, who had been part of the JELD-WEN team for 22 years.

The Guildford branch of Champion Timber recently congratulated a member of staff for 10 years of continued excellent service to the company.

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has welcomed Tim Sainty to the role of membership director.

Collier & Catchpole has appointed Andrew Bullard in a business development role.

Andrew Bullard has joined builders’ merchant, Collier & Catchpole, bringing with him nearly 30 years’ timber experience.

Croydex is continuing its commitment to supporting independent building and plumbing merchants with the appointment of a new area sales manager, Andrew James.

Neil Woods has been appointed as timber director at Covers. Mr Woods has spent over 22 years in the industry, most recently as category director of timber for a nationwide brand.

Dave Peck has recently taken on a role at International Timber as internal sales coordinator.

Left to right: Barrie Smith and Pete Hickman

Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) continues to grow and develop its team with the appointment of Barrie Smith as new area sales manager of London and the south east, and the promotion of existing team member Pete Hickman to area sales manager for the north.

As part of its commitment to strengthen support to merchants, SIG Roofing has announced the appointment of David Arendell as national sales director.

Nicholls & Clarke Group is pleased to announce an expansion within the company’s marketing department at its head office in Chadwell Heath.

Salamander Pumps has appointed a new training manager. With 13 years as a qualified plumber under his belt, Ken Vance is well placed to help further develop Salamander’s UK-wide training framework for installers, merchants, support staff and college students.

As part of its ongoing global expansion plan, QRL Radiator Group has welcomed the addition of Leonardo Maschietto as its new international sales director.

Supertouch has appointed Nicola Danbury as internal sales office manager. Ms Danbury will be responsible for leading the internal sales team and supporting customers across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Alpha has appointed Jonathan Kidner as a product engineer.

Jonathan Kidner joins Alpha as part of its continued investment in R&D. Bringing with him experience in a number of different roles within the industry, Mr Kidner’s priority as product engineer will be to assist in developing technologies and bringing new products to the market.

Reece Simpson has joined BMCO as an apprentice.

Builders' Merchant Co (BMCO) continues to support the youth of today by taking on its third apprentice - Reece Simpson.

Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) has unveiled Matt Hunt as its new managing director. He has joined the Nottingham-based workwear, tools and site equipment business from Rexel, where he was managing director for electrical wholesalers WF Senate.

Peter Diamant has joined Vokèra as sales director UK.

Vokèra has strengthened its senior sales team with the appointment of Peter Diamant as sales director UK.

A divisional manager with over 35 years’ service with a family-owned Shropshire firm is to retire from his role.

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