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SIG brings in top-flight leadership team

Andy Williamson has joined specialist building materials supplier SIG UK as part of a new leadership team. With over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, including Digby Stone and 11 years with the IKO Group where he was Group Managing Director for six  years, he joins SIG UK as …

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Graham adds strength to sales and operations

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has announced the addition of two new roles to its directorial team. Rob Haining has been appointed as regional director for Scotland and Asa Finnigan as contract sales director. The company previously split the UK into just two regions, North and South. Haining’s appointment recognises the need …

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Toolbank appoints new group account manager

Tool wholesaler Toolbank has appointed Chris Ridgeon as group account manager, following Neil Robinson’s decision to retire from the role after 25 years’service. Currently operating as business development manager, Ridgeon has worked with Toolbank for seven years as a salesman and 16 as a sales manager for the Southampton branch.  so …

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Buttles goes to Church

Independent builders merchant Buttle plc has appointed Ian Church as its new managing director, replacing Nick Sims, who is retiring after three years in the post Church’s experience in merchanting includes 35 years with Travis Perkins and then with fellow h&b Group member, Bradfords group where he was managing director …

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Permaroof makes new appointment

Permaroof, the importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover roofing products, has appointed Lily Chadwick as marketing co-ordinator as it continues to grow the number of brands and services it offers to merchants as well as direct to trade. With the addition of The Skylight Company, Permalawn and Permafence names to …

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SIG welcomes return of Philip Johns

Philip Johns has been appointed SIG UK managing director by specialist building materials group SIG. Responsible for overseeing the UK operation which includes SIG Distribution and SIG Exteriors, Johns previously worked at SIG for over 28 years in a number of senior leadership roles including managing director for SIG UK …

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New Sales Executive for W.Howard Group

  W.Howard Group has welcomed James Leader as the latest sales executive to join the company. Leader joined the MDF profile manufacturer in early April 2020, covering London and the area inside the M25. He will be working closely with builders’ merchants, timber merchants and all W.Howard stockists, and has …

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Barber makes Ideal move

Ideal Standard International, the manufacturer of bathroom and washroom solutions, has appointed David Barber as UK and Ireland managing director. Barber joined the company in 2006, most recently serving as UK finance director. He takes over from Stephen Ewer who is leaving the business after more than two years. Jan …

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Euramax appoints key account manager for new target industry

Euramax has appointed Kevan Flanagan as its new key account manager for the DIY and merchant sector. Flanagan joins the team with an established history in construction and the Army Reserve to lead Euramax as it continues its expansion into these sectors. Flanagan has nearly 20 years’ experience in the …

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Hemsec appoints a new sales manager

Hemsec, the Merseyside based family-owned business, has demonstrated its appetite for further growth with the appointment of a new sales manager: Sarah Gazzola. Gazzola is experienced in helping businesses to explore new markets and build customer relationships. Her new role at Hemsec has a similar objective: to ensure that the …

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