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Flame Heating Group marks Byrne’s retirement 

John Savage, the fhe founder of independent spares merchant Flame Heating Group has marked the retirement of Danny Byrne, the man who gave him his first big break in the industry. Savage gave the lifelong Celtic FC fan a special autographed print featuring some of the club’s greatest players during …

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IBC welcomes new divisional account managers

The IBC Buying Group has strengthened its team with the appointment of two new divisional account managers.      Simon Dickinson and Mark Walker have joined IBC with responsibility for the Midlands, Wales, North & Scotland regions, and the South region, respectively. Both have extensive experience in the building materials …

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New MD joins MQP

Rick Green has been appointed managing director of Hanson UK’s Leicestershire-based asphalt and quarrying business MQP (Midland Quarry Products). He moves from his role as managing director of Hanson Contracting to replace Dave Bagshaw, who has retired after 39 years in the industry. MQP consists of three quarries and 10 …

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Pavestone picks Parker and Williams for new roles

Landscaping supplier Pavestone Group, which includes the businesses, Pavestone, Paving Direct and Bekstone businesses, has made three major appointments, effectively immediately. Tom Parker has been appointed as Pavestone Group chairman, replacing Peter Smythe who is retiring after 17 years’ service. The founder and former managing director of Parker Building Supplies …

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Bushboard welcomes new product manager

Nicolas Pécheur has joined Bushboard as the new product manager for Engineered Panel Systems Western Europe. Responsible for new product introductions, market planning and product life-cycle management, Pécheur will spearhead links between new and existing customers, marketing plans,  operations and supply chain management for all wall panel products throughout Europe.  …

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O’Hare joins Permaroof

Firestone RubberCover roofing products importer and distributor, Permaroof has appointed Terry  O’Hare as regional sales manager, covering the south of England to help cement and further develop the firm’s presence in the region through strong relationships with both merchant stockists and installers. Permaroof, which has its head office in Alfreton, …

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Stelrad adds new brand ambassador

Rebecca Williams has joined the Stelrad Radiators Brand Specialists team looking after the Midlands territory. “I’m really enjoying the role and getting to know the teams at the national merchants in my area,” she said. “I’m enjoying working in the heating sector and getting to know more each day about …

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Clutterbuck joins Digby Stone

Natural stone and porcelain hard landscaping products supplier, Digby Stone has appointed a new experienced area business manager to help customers grow sales. Steve Clutterbuck has worked within the merchant industry for over 20 years and brings with him a wealth of experience. He will be working with Digby Stone …

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Hanson Cement welcomes new national technical manager  

Dr Nina Cardinal has joined Hanson Cement as its new national technical manager. She heads up the division’s technical team, which offers customers advice, information and support on all cement and cementitious issues. Cardinal worked at Tata Speciality Steels for more than 20 years, latterly as technical director responsible for …

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James Burrell Builders Merchants introduce the next generation

James Burrell Builders Merchants are delighted to announce that Rob Richardson has joined the board of directors alongside Steve Richardson and Mark Richardson. Richardson joined the company back in October 2012 where he began working in the yard at the companies Head Office in Gateshead and went on to work …

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