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Donaldson hands over to sixth generation

Neil Donaldson is to retire from timber specialist, James Donaldson & Sons, after 45 years with the business, as he hands over the reins to the sixth generation. Having joined the firm in 1975, after graduating from Heriot-Watt University, Donaldson’s first official role was as a sawmiller, before moving into …

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ARC Building Solutions adds two

Cavity fire barriers and cavity closers manufacturer, ARC Building Solutions Ltd has promoted Clair Richardson, as operations manager, and George Danzey-Smith, as commercial manager; both will become members of ARC’s senior management team. Richardson will take overall responsibility for the daily operations within ARC’s manufacturing facility, leading the existing production …

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Independent Builders Merchant Group appoints new merchant division MD

Independent Builders Merchant Group has appointed Allun Pittingale, to the newly created role of managing director of the Builders Merchants Division. Pittingale started his career at the independent Western Builders Merchants in South London and has held several branch manager positions for Erith Building Supplies, Hall & Co and Builder …

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CCF makes new technical appointment

Insulation and interior building products distributor CCF has announced the appointment of Jolyon Berg as head of technical. Berg will be responsible for the development of the company’s technical function – advancing its current capabilities in areas such as insulation, as well as supporting the business’s continued growth. He joins …

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Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation strengthens senior sales management

Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation has appointed Clark McAllister as its new sales director. McAllister, who has been with Polypipe for 27 years, joins from sister company, Polypipe Building Products, where he was divisional sales director. “This is a tremendously exciting time to be part of Civils and Green Urbanisation …

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EH Smith adds strength to senior management team

Independent builders merchants EH Smith has announced a number of senior management appointments, including a new managing director, head of finance and HR director. Mark Setchell has joined EH Smith as managing director, taking over from Phil Yates who retired in June after over 20 years at EH Smith. Setchell …

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Former TP man goes to Kingfisher

B&Q parent Kingfisher plc  has announced the appointment of Tony Buffin as a Non-Executive Director of Kingfisher with effect from 1 December 2020. Buffin was formerly group chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Travis Perkins PLC and during 2019 was chief executive officer Holland and Barrett. Andy Cosslett, …

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Encon adds to fire protection strength

Encon Insulation & Nevill Long has appointed Neville White as business development manager – fire protection, with the aim of building the team’s knowledge and expertise in the supply of fire protection products across all sectors. White began his career working for the manufacturer Cape Boards in 1980 as a …

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SCA flies high with Quality Assurance focus

Timber supplier SCA Timber has spent the last year focusing on Quality Assurance and bringing in more exacting and precise standards. These include raw material supply, product specifications, production quality control, together with legal compliance and regulation across the whole business. The moves have driven significant improvements in processes and …

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Bostik makes new commercial appointment

Bostik UK, the adhesives, sealants and building chemicals supplier, has appointed Carl Millerchip as commercial director, responsible for driving the commercial strategy of the company’s construction and consumer division. Millership joined Bostik in 2014 as a national account manager then head of sales – consumer. He moved into a European …

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