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Bradfords celebrates long-standing employee

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Bradfords Building Supplies has announced the retirement of Business Development Director Paul Carlisle after 45 years of service at the company, marking decades of dedication to the builders’ merchant trade. Carlisle’s first day at Bradfords was on 13 March 1978 as a trainee on the trade counter at its Ilminster …

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Barker joins Rolawn to support builders merchants

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Rolawn, supplier of turf and topsoil, has appointed Chris Barker to the role of sales manager, providing dedicated support for builders’ merchants. Barker will work with independent builders’ merchants, as well as builders’ merchant buying groups, to help ensure they get maximum value from their relationship with Rolawn. Among other things, …

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New managing director for Burton Roofing Group

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Burton Roofing Group has promoted Ian Leigh to the firm’s new managing director. He was previously the business’ chief operating officer. Burton Roofing Group, which trades under the Burton Roofing Merchants, Rinus Roofing Supplies and Discount Roofing and Building Supplies, operates 38 branches across the UK and employs 450 people. …

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NBG appoints Mark Smith as category buyer

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National Buying Group (NBG), the premier buying group for independent merchants, has appointed Mark Smith as its new category buyer for Brick & Block, Civils & Landscaping, and Roofing & Insulation. Smith will work closely with the three category management teams, co-ordinating with each Chair and Vice Chair to analyse, …

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Stone Paving Supplies appoints new area sales manager

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Stone Paving Supplies welcomes Barney Carrington as new area sales manager.   Stone Paving Supplies, a leading provider of premium quality, ethically sourced natural stone and porcelain paving products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Barney Carrington as their new Area Sales Manager. In this role, Carrington will be …

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Kudos adds new manager

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Kudos Shower Products has appointed Rob Stead as senior business development manager for the business. He joins the company with over 30 years of experience in bathroom B2B sales. As senior business development manager, Stead  will be focussed on working with the company’s distributor partners In growing the number of …

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BDR Thermea appoints new COO

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The parent company to Baxi and leading manufacturer of smart thermal comfort solutions, BDR Thermea, has appointed Luigi La Morgia as chief operating officer (COO). La Morgia will join the Management Board and report directly to CEO Bertrand Schmitt. La Morgia brings over 20 years of experience in general management, …

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Travis Perkins makes Board changes

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After nearly nine years as a non-executive director, Pete Redfern, will relinquish his role as senior independent director on 1 June 2023 and subsequently step down from the Company’s Board of Directors at the conclusion of the Board’s meeting on 19 September 2023. Travis Perkins has also appointed Jez Maiden …

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Kilwaughter Minerals welcomes new faces

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Kilwaughter Minerals has recently appointed and promoted several staff: Warehouse Manager Jayne-Marie Maxwell has been promoted to the position of Warehouse Manager at Kilwaughter Minerals and will be responsible for the management of the warehouse team and the operation of a safe working environment. Her responsibilities will also include the …

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New DIY Key Account Manager for VitrA Bathrooms

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Oxfordshire-based bathroom company VitrA has appointed Lauren Baxter as a Key Account Manager responsible for DIY Channels. Baxter brings a wealth of Retail Store Management experience, having worked for blue-chip companies like Marks & Spencer before moving to international paint manufacturer Sherwin Williams where she has spent 8 years, working …

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