Builders merchant appoints new managing director

Ridgeons, the East Anglian independent timber and builders merchants, have appointed Angela Rushforth as group managing director, following the retirement of Terry Parker.

Builders merchant appoints new managing director

Rushworth has a wealth of industry experience, working with a range of businesses including Wolseley UK and Screwfix Direct. At Screwfix Direct, as marketing director from 1997 to 2005, she helped grow the turnover from £10m to £250m and to make it into the household name it is today. In 2005 she became marketing director for Wolseley UK.

“Ridgeons is a company that I have known and admired for some time,” Rushworth says. “The company really takes care of its customers and has high standards of presentation within the branches. I plan to maintain our growth and further improve our customer service. Most importantly I will ensure that we continue to develop our people to achieve their full potential within the Ridgeons Group.

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