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Highbourne Group appoints new CMO

liz forte highbourne group

Highbourne Group, one of the UK’s leading plumbing and heating merchants and owner of brands such as City Plumbing, Plumbworld and PTS, has appointed a new chief marketing officer. Liz Forte has over 20 years’ experience working for renowned companies such as Starbucks and Sony. She will join the business …

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RRT celebrates two long-standing employees

Left to Right Andy Illif Dave Brookes Bruce Laidlaw Colin Dilks and Paul Erskine at RRT Burton site 002

Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) has celebrated two of its long-standing employees, Colin Dilks and Dave Brookes, following their retirement after a combined 41 years at the pitched roof tile manufacturer’s site in Burton. Dave Brookes, yard and resale operator, said: “I can’t believe how quickly 18 years has gone; I …

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Klober makes three new appointments

Joe Haley

Leading roofing components manufacturer, Klober has recently made three new key appointments as it aims to embrace a more diverse skillset to help bridge the skills gap. With recent reports from the Office for National Statistics (ONS stating that the unemployment level had dropped below vacancy numbers for the first …

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Encon and Nevill Long welcomes new apprentices

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Earlier this year, Encon & Nevill Long welcomed four new apprentices to its Fareham branch as part of its ongoing commitment to training and development of new and existing teams. Three apprentices – Dan Thompson, Josh Street and James Osborne – joined the ‘Warehouse to Wheels’ programme, which focuses on …

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Polypipe Building Services appoints new UK sales director


Dan Martindale has joined Polypipe Building Services as UK sales director. Having begun his career as an engineer, Martindale has worked in a number of senior sales positions including most recently with a major piping systems manufacturer. Dan Martindale said: “I’ve been dealing with a similar customer base to Polypipe …

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Tobermore appoints three new key account managers

Key Account Managers Tobermore

With the growth of Tobermore’s merchant sales team, three of its merchant sales managers have been promoted to the role of key account manager. In their new roles, they will work to build on the network of stocking merchants across the UK and maintain relationships with existing merchant customers. Lee …

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Lords Group Trading appoints new property director

ian mcrae appointment

Lords Group Trading has appointed Ian McRae as property director. McRae is an award-winning industrial and warehouse property expert and a fellow of the RICS, with over 20 years’ experience in the merchanting industry. His areas of expertise include land and building acquisition, asset management, disposal, development and investment strategy. …

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EPD Insulation Group hires new marketing director

neil farrow

EPD Insulation Group has appointed Neil Farrow as marketing director. Steve Boon, EPD Insulation Group MD said: “As one of the leading distributers of insulation and building materials to Builders Merchants and the screeding, drylining and general construction industry, we are constantly looking for improvement and our senior management needed …

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LG appoints new National Heating Sales Manager

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Leading manufacturer of air to water heat pumps, LG has promoted Neil Hopkinson to the role of National Heating Sales Manager – Distribution. Hopkinson joined LG Electronics over four years ago, in August 2017, in the role of sales manager, heating solutions for the North and Scotland. He has worked …

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Fibo strengthens sales team

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Fibo has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of two new account managers to service the North East and South East: Roslyn Evans and Sophie Nugent. Roslyn Evans (South East) and Sophie Nugent (North East) joined Fibo at the beginning of May and will be responsible for the company’s …

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