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Travis Perkins Appoints New Managing Director for BSS

Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials, has appointed Angela Rushforth as new Managing Director for BSS, the Group’s market-leading distributor of pipeline and heating solutions. Angela reports into the Chief Operating Officer for Trade Merchanting, Frank Elkins, and first joined the Travis Perkins Group in 2015 from …

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Positive forecast for AVS Fencing with new MD

AVS Fencing says that “Bright skies ahead are predicted” with the appointment of their new MD. AVS Fencing & Landscaping has set itself up for a year of growth and change, as it welcomes new managing director Stewart Pierce. Pierce will oversee the brand’s strategic development plans and re-brand.  He …

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Scott Parnell promotes Ian Griggs to Sales Director

Civils, drainage supplies, rail and water management specialist Scott Parnell has promoted Ian Griggs to the position of Sales Director.   Griggs, who joined the company in July to oversee its new hard landscaping division, will be responsible for focusing on the company’s sales, operations and strategic direction.   Commenting …

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19 year-old crowned national Apprentice of the Year

A 19-year-old woman working at the Hinckley branch of the plumbing and heating supplier Pochin has won a prestigious new award. Gina Bennett, who lives in Hinckley, was nominated by the Builders’ Merchants Federation (BMF) as the winner of the Trade Supplier Apprentice of the Year award. Bennett, who arrived …

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Alita Gregg joins Lakes’ sales team

Lakes, the leading manufacturer of innovative showering spaces, appoints Alita Gregg as the new Area Sales Manager for Scotland. Alita joins with 15 years sales experience in the KBB sector. Her career includes working with large distributors and market leading brands such as Astracast and Ideal Standard. She has also …

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Engineering Director made Honorary Member of BSRIA

BSRIA is pleased to announce that Mike Smith, Engineering Director, BSRIA, has been made an Honorary Member of BSRIA. This is only the 11th time this honour has been awarded in the 64-year history of the Association. The award recognises an extraordinary contribution to the Association and the independent promotion of …

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MRA Marketing strengthens its research division

MRA Research, which focuses on market and customer insight in the building materials and construction markets and is the specialist research division of MRA Marketing, has recently boosted its team with the appointment of a Research Development Manager, Anna Eriksson. Anna has worked in market research and insight since 2003, …

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Howard welcomes new Group Operations Director

Howard has appointed Phil Tissington as its new Group Operations Director (UK). Tissington joined the company on 4th March, taking responsibility for UK operations covering health and safety, quality, manufacturing, warehousing and logistics. Working to ensure our valued customers receive their products on time, in full and to appropriate quality standards, …

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College Tutor Gains First-of-its-Kind Roofing Award

A Leeds roofing tutor has been awarded an ‘Excellence in Teaching’ medal from the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers, the first time the accolade has ever been presented. Chris Messenger, a lecturer in roof slating and tiling at Leeds College of Building, was invited to the prestigious annual Craft Awards at Trinity House to …

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British Precast appoints Christopher Stanley

British Precast, the trade association for the UK precast concrete industry, has appointed Christopher Stanley as its new Housing Manager. In this role he will lead Modern Masonry, a group of sub-associations which represents the UK’s brick, block and mortar manufacturers. Stanley succeeds Andrew Minson, who recently stepped down as …

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