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 independent builders merchants, Ridgeons, where she was Managing Director.
She was appointed to lead on Travis Perkins’ Own Brand development across the Group, before being promoted to CEO for Birchwood Price Tools, and then Managing Director for Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery. She has also been Programme Director for a major Group-wide transformation programme.
“Angela has earned a reputation for her great leadership, and brings a wealth of valuable experience to BSS, having headed up a number of successful projects and businesses in our industry and beyond. She is passionate about customers, and has great talent for developing and delivering hugely successful trade counter and digital customer propositions. She has brought diversity to our leadership team, and has been a great asset to our Group since she joined us, and I am very pleased it is now the turn of BSS to benefit from her expertise and visionary thinking,” Frank Elkins said.
About her appointment, Angela said: “I am proud to take up this role and lead a company that has such a strong reputation in the industry. It comes with great responsibility! While BSS is successful, has moved and improved and laid some solid foundations on which we can build for the future, I see that there are great opportunities for maintaining our strong sales culture, and for us to keep focusing on improving for our customers.”
Angela succeeds Kieran Griffin, who was recently appointed Managing Director for Travis Perkins’ builders merchant business. She has a BA in History of Art from The University of Manchester, is married with two children and enjoys art and running in her spare time.