Cemco buying group adds one

BBS Plumbing & Heating Supplies has become a member of the independent builders merchant buying group Cemco Merchant Network Limited from February 1.

BBS Plumbing & Heating Supplies is based in Bristol and concentrate on heating, plumbing, fittings and sanitaryware,significantly assisting Cemco’s strategy in strengthening its lightside portfolio of members. Its directors are John O’Brien and Lee Hooper.

The buying group has also restructured its lightside division, following the announcement that seven members of Cemco Lightside left the group at the end of January.

Cemco chairman John Parker said that the restructuring plan will ensure that the significant Lightside turnover remaining within Cemco is protected.

“Furthermore, discussions are already taking place with a number of significant potential members to replace and enhance the turnover, providing exciting opportunities ahead, one of who we have signed up and will be joining on 1st February.”

Part of the restructure is the appointment of David Hebdon, managing director of John Nicholls (Trading) Ltd, who will be heading up Cemco Lightside as its trading director and is already in the process of bringing the members together to create a more inclusive structure.

Supporting these changes there will be one Trading Board combining both heavyside and lightside to pool the expertise from all sectors, designed to bring a more cohesive approach.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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