Former independent builders merchant Richard Jones has joined the Builders Merchants Federation as southern regional manager.
Jones was managing director of Slocombe and Butcher between 1986 and 2005, before it was acquired by Buildbase, after which he ran the Weston Super Mare and Wellington branches, before joining the Western Builders Merchants buying group as managing director until 2008 when the group merged with H&B.
His new role will be to cover six of the BMF regions, visiting members, organising meetings and events, bringing merchants and suppliers together.
He said: “I am joining the BMF at an exciting time with the move and changes that are taking place. I am looking forward to meeting and talking with our members and getting a calendar of events up and running for the Southern regions in the coming months.”
Beccy Marlow has also joined the BMF, as office manager at the new Coventry offices and PA to managing director, John Newcomb.
She has previously worked within the sports industry for a number of years in sportswear design and manufacture, as well as brand licensing and event management.
Marlow said “I am really excited to be joining the BMF at the beginning of their new era in Coventry. I have always provided full business support at Director level and am pleased to continue this role within the BMF.”
BMF relocates to its new offices in Coventry at the beginning of March.