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Encon adds to fire protection strength

Neville White Encon Insulatioons

Encon Insulation & Nevill Long has appointed Neville White as business development manager – fire protection, with the aim of building the team’s knowledge and expertise in the supply of fire protection products across all sectors. White began his career working for the manufacturer Cape Boards in 1980 as a …

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SCA flies high with Quality Assurance focus

Paul Nash

Timber supplier SCA Timber has spent the last year focusing on Quality Assurance and bringing in more exacting and precise standards. These include raw material supply, product specifications, production quality control, together with legal compliance and regulation across the whole business. The moves have driven significant improvements in processes and …

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Bostik makes new commercial appointment

Carl Millerchip

Bostik UK, the adhesives, sealants and building chemicals supplier, has appointed Carl Millerchip as commercial director, responsible for driving the commercial strategy of the company’s construction and consumer division. Millership joined Bostik in 2014 as a national account manager then head of sales – consumer. He moved into a European …

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SIG brings in top-flight leadership team

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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

Rob Haining

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

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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

Lily Chadwick Permaroof

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

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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

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  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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