The George Bence Group welcomes new Directors

The George Bence Group, the Cotswold based builders merchant have taken on two new directors.

Simon Cunningham will join as Contracts Director, formerly Group Sales Director of MAP Contracts in Kent he is returning back to his hometown to take up the position. He will be driving Lightside contract business majoring on bathrooms, underfloor heating and kitchens.

‘I am excited to become a part of such a forward thinking business as Bence’s, initiating an immediate strong and bold growth strategy. The drive & aspirations of the Board attracted me to use my skillset to propel key product segments’


Ian Broad is joining the Group as Sales Director. He recently left Tarmac after a 28 year stint. He is already very familiar with the business and their client base through his last role and will be working closely with the external and internal sales teams.


‘After a long term and enjoyable commitment with Tarmac Building Products I am excited to join a customer focused business that are proactive both with customers and suppliers to become the number one merchant within its market. This is a big opportunity to bring some key learnings from the suppliers market  along with the already knowledgeable understanding of the merchant market that George Bence has  to help increase the professional  performance and customer experience that the Company can offer.’


Paul Bence, MD at the Bence Group commented: ‘We have been looking for the right characters to join our senior management team for a considered period of time. We are extremely pleased that with patience we have found the right balance with Ian and Simon to push our market offering in two distinct areas, both heavyside and lightside sales. Their commercial acumen, experience and successes in the industry will certainly add value to our business and fits extremely well with our ambitious plans for Company growth.’ 

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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