Travis Perkins appoints new managing director

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Builders and plumbers merchant group Travis Perkins has appointed Kieran Griffin as managing director for its Travis Perkins builders’ merchant business with immediate effect, following the retirement of Paul Tallentire.

Griffin joined Travis Perkins 24 years ago as a management apprentice; in his time he has been branch manager,  regional director of the builders merchant business, managing director for the Group’s interior building products specialist CFF in 2008 and then Keyline in 2013. He moved across to head up the group’s industrial pipeline and heating solutions distributor BSS in 2017.

“During his long and successful career with the Travis Perkins Group Kieran has developed a track record for providing clear and strategic leadership that generates outstanding results and outperforms the market, often in challenging circumstances.”

Travis Perkins plc CEO John Carter said: “Kieran has delivered particularly outstanding results in his most recent role as managing director for BSS, and I believe he is very well placed to build on our commercial strength and develop our merchant model for future growth.”

Griffin said: “I am very excited to take up this position. My goal is to make it easier for our customers to do business with us so that we make Travis Perkins the first choice for the best builders in town. We have the best people, and so there is no doubt in my mind that by empowering them, we have the capacity to invigorate our focus on customer and service capability.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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