Independent builders merchant buying group IBC has announced the appointment of Simon Harris as divisional services manager, as the buying group looks to further expand its services offering to independent merchants.
Harris’ previous industry experience includes managing relationships with buying groups and merchants across a number of industry suppliers, so he joins the business with an in-depth understanding of how becoming part of a dynamic buying group can be of significant benefit to independent merchants across the UK.
In his new role, he will be working closely with IBC’s Service partners to bring members a diverse selection of business-critical support solutions. This includes access to cost-effective and long-lasting support in areas such as White label/eCommerce, Health & Safety, transport solutions, marketing, Energy Consultancy and much more.
Harris says: “For many years I have managed national accounts and buying groups within the construction industry and builders’ merchant sector, including companies such as WernerCo and UPM. When I first met Dave, Paul, and the IBC team I could see they have built something special and unique compared to other buying groups I have dealt with. It’s clear that they want to offer their members much more than just deals and rebates to be ‘more than a buying group’ to their members. For me, this is why they have become the fastest growing independent merchant buying group in the UK.”