Baxi Heating has strengthened its merchant sales support across its commercial brands with the appointment of a dedicated key account manager for merchant partners.

Eoghan Bridgeman joins AWMS as national sales manager for Ireland.

Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) continues to expand its team with the appointment of Eoghan Bridgeman as national sales manager for Ireland.

Marley Alutec has appointed Drummond McKenzie as its first dedicated sales manager for Scotland, in a move that underlines the company’s commitment to the country.

Lecico Bathrooms has appointed Paul Gemmell as head of marketing for the UK.

Carly Partington is the new North West England area sales manager at Catnic.

Catnic has made three additions to its experienced sales team. All joining in the role of area sales manager are: Andrew Zeglovskis for the South East, Carly Partington for the North West, and Daniel Marriott for East Anglia and North London.

The five apprentices that have joined the Stelrad team: (l-r) Aaron Kelly, Matthew Scott, Tyler Friend, Harrison Smith and Kyle Davies.

Stelrad has taken on five apprentices as production technicians for a two-year period, as part of its drive to provide career opportunities to local young people, while introducing new blood into the business.

The IPG has announced the appointment of Tony Dark as director of trade. Mr Dark brings a wealth of experience in the industry from his previous roles as head of sales with CORGI and more recently with the Ridge Tool Company.

Michael Maher has joined Dunlop as area sales manager for the Midlands.

Dunlop has hired a new area sales manager for the Midlands.

Hamilton has appointed Justin Hopley as area sales manager for London and the South East.

PEFC has appointed a new industry member to its UK board. Elisabeth Piveteau, UK and Ireland export manager at PiveteauBois, brings a fresh new voice to PEFC as well as invaluable knowledge of the European timber supply chain and issues surrounding sustainable forestry.

Graham Boyd, joint managing director at Long Rake Spar.

Long Rake Spar has welcomed Graham Boyd to the position of joint managing director.

Mike Lomas has joined BSW Timber as UK operations director from Metsa Wood where he held the role of VP sales and operations leading the UK business.

Following his recent retirement form the role of chief executive at Klondyke, Bob Hewitt is set to take up a new part-time role with Kelkay, which he plans to run alongside his non-executive chairman responsibilities at Klondyke.

M&M Timber has strengthened its team with the appointment of Stuart Mills as operations manager. Mr Mills will be responsible for the production site at Clows Top near Kidderminster in Worcestershire managing a team of 50 employees.

Russ Ellis will be joining SCA Timber Supply UK as production development manager in February 2017.

SCA Merchant Services is kick-starting 2017 with two new appointments.

Richard Braid is now head of water heating and showers at Redring.

Redring has appointed Richard Braid as head of water heating and showers, signaling the company’s intent for significant growth.

Lead consultant and director at TFT Woodexperts, Jim Coulson, has recently been awarded the status of chartered environmentalist from the Society for the Environment. From a wide range of disciplines, chartered environmentalists combine a high degree of expertise in their respective fields with a commitment to environmental best practice.

Builders' Merchant Co (BMCO) is pleased to welcome Alex Torkington into its working family.

Reddiplex Group has appointed two new company directors in a move to strengthen its core team. This takes the total directors in the Group from six to eight; of which five are women. Both appointments come from within the Group and are testament to the talent that has been developed within the Group.

Stax Trade Centres has announced that Philip Joyce will be joining the team as branch manager designate at its Birmingham branch. This follows the news that current branch manager David Scully will be retiring after 25 years with the company.

Chris White is the latest recruit to join Stelrad Radiators brand specialists team. 

Twiggs steel company in Matlock, Derbyshire, has welcomed Craig Anthony as its new works manager, overseeing the steelstock and fabrication division.

Sime has appointed John Moran as national sales manager. With an extensive background in the HVAC industry, Mr Moran is a highly skilled sales and operations director with 32 years of experience.

Croydex has appointed two commercial experts to its sales team as part of its continued growth and expansion into new markets.

Hopkins Concrete has joined forces with LGS Training and Key4Life to appoint two new team members. In an industry where there is a shortage of HGV drivers, and with an average age of over 47 across its 85 employed drivers, the company is keen to recruit young people from the local communities.

Andrew Strickland is the latest addition to the Stelrad specification team joining as business development manager for the South West.

Wolfcraft, a manufacturer of hand tools and accessories, is investing in its own sales and marketing operation in the UK, in a move to maximise its brand in the UK home improvement market.

Yale continues to strengthen its Smart Living division with the appointment of a new member to the team.

JG Speedfit has executed plans to expand its nationwide sales and technical support network, in order to work more closely with merchants and plumbers throughout 2017.

Adrian Fishley has been appointed as interim national sales manager for Klober following the departure of managing director David Arendell who will take up a new position at SIG.

Russell Roof Tiles has strengthened its technical department with a series of promotions. Mark Parsons and Adrian Ryding have been promoted to technical director and technical manager respectively, cementing the knowledge, skills and expertise in the team.

AKW has appointed Andrew Crown to the role of sales and marketing director. The company says he will be a driving force behind its ambitious plans for growth and further development of its market position in the care, social housing, retirement and mainstream sectors.

Mark Bradley has a new role at Stelrad, having joined the company as a specification business development manager in July 2013.

Sprue Safety Products continues to go from strength to strength with the appointment of five new specification managers, all tasked with enhancing the presence of the trade-only brand Sona.

Knauf Insulation has expanded its dedicated merchant support team, to provide even more support to its customers. The team now consists of four field-based sales representatives, two in the North and two in the South.

JTL has appointed Cathie Foster as its new head of marketing and communications, based at its Birmingham Centre of Excellence.

Kelkay has enjoyed significant business growth in recent years and has responded with investment in new plant and machinery to cope with growing demand. The business has now taken a look at the management and staff it needs to secure long-term growth plans which has resulted in a number of new key appointments and internal promotions.

Growing success with the Kinedo range of cubicles has led to the appointment of a specification sales manager at Saniflo to further boost sales.

Leigh Townley has been appointed as a regional sales representative at Virtual Worlds.

CAD technology company, Virtual Worlds is continuing to grow with the addition of a new regional sales representative to its busy team.

Tom Woodward, Hamilton’s area sales manager for the South West and South Wales.

Hamilton has appointed Tom Woodward as area sales manager for the South West and South Wales.

GROHE has announced three internal staff promotions, drawing on its current pool of talent to further grow the UK brand.

Sensio Lighting has appointed Paul Harvey as operations director for the business, overseeing the operational effectiveness of the supply chain, warehouse, customer services and marketing functions.

Laurence Dyde, mobile product manager for Yale Smart Living.

Yale has introduced a new member of the Smart Living team to take the next step in mobile development.

F & P, Primaflow & Connections has appointed Gary Shields as its new category manager for bathrooms and fires.

Daniel Brohn has been promoted to president, global faucets, by Kohler Co.

Former marketing director of Mira Showers, Daniel Brohn, has been appointed president, global faucets, by Kohler Co.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has formed a new statutory board of directors.

Keyline has strengthened its utilities division with the appointment of Sue Giffard as a new business development manager for the North West and North East of the UK.

The Viega UK team.

Viega, the manufacturer of press connection, prewall and drainage solutions, has expanded its UK team.

L-r: Brendan Murphy, Steven McRitchie and Cheryl Wallace.

SCA Merchant Services, who acquired Swedscot Timber in Cumbernauld in September, is already beginning to strengthen its operation by welcoming two new members to the team.

MKM Building Supplies’ branch in Honiton, Devon, has appointed two new kitchen design experts to its team.

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