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Hargreaves warms to Knauf top job

Knauf Insulation has announced that Neil Hargreaves, the company’s former finance director, has been appointed managing director. In his new role, Hargreaves will be responsible for strengthening the company’s leading position in the mineral wool insulation industry. He takes over from John Sinfield, who is leaving to pursue a new …

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Salamander Pumps make three New Appointments

Sunderland-based Salamander Pumps, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of shower and domestic water pumps, has appointed three new Business Development Managers, following a successful year of growth for the company. Ian Donnan, Matt Backhouse and Jonny Davis will be responsible for developing new and existing business, as well as …

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Lee Wilcox of On The Tools secured as guest speaker at the Construction Marketing Summit

Brought to you by UK Construction Week, Lee Wilcox, CEO of On The Tools, will be uncovering how he hit the proverbial nail on the head with ‘How to grow and monetise a niche audience’ at The Construction Marketing Summit, this Thursday. The purpose of the summit is to provide …

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New Commercial Director for JP Distribution

National Kitchen and Bathroom business, J P Distribution, has appointed Tony Barnes as their Commercial Director.  He brings a wealth of experience to the business, spanning over 20 years in the industry.  Tony has had many years of experience leading sales and commercial activities in the Building Products sector including …

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Obituary: David Caulfield BA Components

Kitchen component manufacturer BA Components has announced the death  of sales and marketing director, David Caulfield after a short illness. Caulfield had been diagnosed with a brain tumour just over three months ago. He had spent more than 12 years at the company. Brian and Kieran McCracken, BA’s founders, said: …

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Ibstock plc appoints new Group Sustainability Manager

Ibstock plc has appointed Michael McGowan MSc as its Group Sustainability Manager. McGowan assumes the role with immediate effect having previously served as Quality, Environmental & Energy Manager at Ibstock Brick, part of Ibstock plc. Michael McGowan is widely regarded to be a true leader in the field of sustainable manufacturing. …

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JDP Appoints New Managing Director

JDP have announced that Darran Rickards will take up the position of Managing Director of JDP with effect from April 1, 2019. Steve McLellan, who is currently Managing Director of JDP, will be moving to Tessenderlo Group with effect from April 2019 where he will be supporting strategic projects. Rickards brings …

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Altecnic strengthens its trade support team

Heating and plumbing supplies specialist Altecnic is strengthening its market-leading position by restructuring its trade sales team and recruiting two new area sales managers. The two new additions to Altecnic’s 16-strong team add to the diverse and vast experience of the Trade Sales Team gained in a variety of roles …

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Ibstock plc appoints Group Marketing Director

Annette Forster has been appointed as Group Marketing Director at Ibstock plc. Joining the company at the start of the new year, Annette is a well-known and widely respected industry figure having served as Marketing Director at Wienerberger UK. She will be responsible for the strategic development of marketing, innovation …

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Lakes introduces new Area Sales Manager

Lakes, the leading manufacturer of innovative showering spaces, appoints Area Sales Manager Steve Spencer to join its external sales team, covering the South East. His long-standing experience in the bathroom and shower industry will greatly support Lakes’ new direction and focus. Spencer has worked with leading industry brands for nearly 40 …

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