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TIMCO appoints new managing director as Midwood moves to chairman

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Construction sector distributor TIMCO, has appointed Craig Varey to the role of managing director as TIMCO. He replaces Simon Midwood, who becomes chairman. Varey has a wealth of experience, having previously led Banner (part of the EVO Group); a successful stationery wholesaler for the last six years. His appointment further strengthens …

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Wolseley Group cools off with distributor Kooltech

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 Wolseley group has bought air conditioning equipment distributor Kooltech. The family-owned company will continue to operate as a standalone business within the Wolseley Group under its current management team. In addition a 10-year lease extension has been signed on Kooltech’s Glasgow headquarters. “We’re really excited about the opportunity and the …

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Saint Gobain quits UK merchant sector with sale of Jewson

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French building materials conglomerate Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA has sold its merchanting brands in the U.K. to Stark Group AS for 740 million pounds ($907.4 million). Stark Group is headquartered in Denmark, with operations in six countries in Northern Europe. The company said this morning (Monday December 12) that the …

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Gavin Slark to take up SIG CEO role

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The outgoing CEO of Grafton Group, Gavin Slark, is to take over as CEO of building distribution giant SIG from February 1 2023. Slark, who is announced his departure from Grafton in July, is stepping down at the end of this year after 11 years in the post. Steve Francis, …

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SIG Distribution opens new warehouse in London

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Specialist construction materials supplier, SIG Distribution has opened a new state-of-the-art, 169,000 sq ft warehouse in Heathrow, West London. The site became fully operational from Monday 18 May 2020. It replaces two existing SIG Distribution sales offices – Ruislip and Heathrow – and the increased stock holding it offers will …

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New distribution partnership brings time-saving to IBC members


Members of IBC Buying Group will soon be able to order multiple products from several key suppliers in a single order, thanks to an innovative new partnership with Stockgap, the specialist building materials distributor. Many independent merchants lose hours of time every month placing multiple product orders with different suppliers …

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Toughbuilt and Toolbank Exclusive Distribution Partnership

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As of 1st January 2019, Toolbank have announced that they have been appointed as the exclusive distributor for ToughBuilt products in the UK and Ireland. They are said to be very proud to have this range on-board to complement their portfolio, and offer customers a great range of Saw Horses …

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