Following a period of expansion, Tamworth-based company Strongs Plastics Products has appointed Bob Holt as sales manager.

Samac Fixings, the Essex-based nail and fixings distributor, has appointed James Stephens and Angie Mepham to its board of directors.

Worcester, Bosch Group has appointed Jon Wheeler as its new training manager.

Sophie Twiggs, key accounts manager for F & P.

F & P has appointed Sophie Twiggs as key accounts manager for the central region.

Gavin Williams is marketing manager at Hamilton Litestat.

Hamilton Litestat has strengthened its team with the appointment of Gavin Williams as marketing manager.

As part of Astracast’s ongoing plans, Lisa Vallance has been appointed to the position of regional development manager for Yorkshire and the North East.

TIMco has appointed two new area sales managers to further support its growing customer base and to service the demand for its increasing range of products.

Norman Piette in Guernsey has appointed Paul Rogers as managing director.

Simon Gibson joins Wrekin Products as technical director, with more than 10 years' experience in research, innovative design, product development, international project management and pioneering new methods of working.

Martyn Andreoli, southern regional sales manager at Saniflo.

Saniflo UK has restructured its external sales team from being county-based to being postcode based, bringing the team in line with the Saniflo service department and the company’s major customers.

Pegler Yorkshire has appointed two new market managers to its internal marketing team.

Richard Stewart, regional sales and operations manager.

Richard Stewart is heading up the Scottish expansion for Wrekin Products in a newly created role of regional sales and operations manager.

John Brandon with Charlotte Hancock.

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is continuing to invest in its workforce following the appointment of Charlotte Hancock to external sales executive.

Stuart Lorne has recently joined Barwood Products.

Following a successful year in 2014, Barwood Products has now appointed a new member to the team to further bolster the sales effort and to develop new opportunities for the company’s range of inclusive bathroom products.

Jewson has appointed 50 new management trainees as part of its focus to bring new talent into the business.

Trainees reviewing aggregates.

A new cohort of trainees has started at CEMEX UK, bringing young people and new talent into the construction and building materials industry.

Tony Atlee, branch manager of Collier & Catchpole’s Colchester branch.

East Anglian-based builders’ merchant Collier & Catchpole has recruited Tony Atlee as its new branch manager of the Colchester yard.

Andy Holmes, manager of Gibbs & Dandy’s Huddersfield branch.

With more than 25 years of experience, Gibbs & Dandy’s Huddersfield branch is in knowledgeable hands following the appointment of Andy Holmes as the new manager.

Ken Munro has been promoted to managing director of Superglass Insulation.

Superglass Holdings PLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Ken Munro to the newly created position of managing director of Superglass Insulation, with immediate effect.

Matt Rhodes' promotion will see him work directly with some of the UK’s biggest housebuilders.

Actis insulation has created a new role for a national specification manager following its expansion into the volume housebuilding market.

Calvin Pope has been appointed as sales director for the UK and Ireland at Fernox.

Fernox has appointed Calvin Pope as its new sales director for the UK and Ireland.

Aluminium eaves solutions specialist Alutec has appointed Ben Summerhill as the new area sales manager for the South West, taking charge of the role formerly filled by Jane Phillips.

Philip Lockwood has joined SCA as general manager at its Melton site.

SCA has appointed Philip Lockwood as general manager at its Melton site.

Terex Construction, global equipment solutions provider, has appointed David Harris as quality and compliance manager.

Paul Woolley, national sales director at ESi Controls.

ESi Controls has appointed Paul Woolley to the position of national sales director.

Andy Wighton has been appointed managing director of Pipe Center and Climate Center.

Ben Woodman, Norbord’s new business development manager for the South West.

Norbord has appointed Ben Woodman as its new business development manager for the South West.

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Ken Smith, chairman of EH Smith, has received a specialist Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hamilton Litestat has appointed Sally Jones to its sales team in Scotland to help maintain the company’s high level of customer service.

Martin Voisey has been appointed as national sales manager for PJH Group’s retail division.

The PJH Group has welcomed Martin Voisey as its new national sales manager for its retail division.

Emma Russell and Adam Nedahl.

The Gibbs & Dandy Dorchester branch has two new faces – manager, Adam Nedahl, and assistant branch manager, Emma Russell.

Robert Mueller is one of three new stairs technicians at JELD-WEN.

JELD-WEN has appointed three new stairs technicians following a surge in demand for its free stairs measuring service.

TrustMark’s chairman Liz Male has been appointed an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year 2015 Honours List, in recognition of her services to construction and consumer protection.

Simon Chapman is the latest recruit to join Valor and Robinson Willey.

Valor and Robinson Willey have welcomed a new addition to their trade sales team with the appointment of Simon Chapman as regional sales manager for the North West region.

SCA has appointed Simon Messam as senior business development manager.

Pipe Center and Climate Center have announced the creation of a new trading leadership team.

Leon Wilton has been appointed as product manager for residential building service, southern region.

DAB Pumps UK has expanded its commercial and residential building services team in line with its continued success and growth of its sales.

Mike Beech, product marketing director at Kerridge.

Mike Beech arrived at Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) in January as its new product marketing director, and from the start he has been impressed by the management team’s ambitions for the business and where things are headed both in the UK and internationally.

Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS) and City Plumbing Supplies (CPS), which form the plumbing and heating division of the Travis Perkins Group, have welcomed Stuart Hough into the role of managing director of spares.

Sally Fisher has been appointed as joinery product manager at Elliotts.

Elliotts, the Hampshire-based independent builders merchant, has bolstered its team ahead of ambitious plans to grow its joinery turnover by £4m.

Toolbank product director Wayne Flory has been promoted to chief executive of the tools and hardware distributor.

Mike Limburn is manager of Gibbs & Dandy’s Portsmouth branch.

Builders' merchant, Gibbs & Dandy, has appointed Mike Limburn as the manager of its Portsmouth branch.

Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY UK, has appointed Allan Henry to the position of commercial manager.

Cris Tonks, quality control manager, TIMco.

TIMco has announced that Cris Tonks is to be its new quality control manager. Mr Tonks has been with the company for more than 18 years and will be located at the company’s head office in Nantwich.

Left to right: Ruth Moran, Rob Hughes, Lloyd Kelly, Edward Naylor and Bridie Warner-Adsetts of Naylor Drainage.

Barnsley-based Naylor Drainage has acknowledged the service of one of its longest-standing employees.

Insulation entrepreneur Mary Carthy has joined Encon Insulation.

Heating manufacturer Vokèra has appointed Neil Mattock as marketing director.

Paul Mazey surrounded by his family, friends and colleagues from Ridgeons.

Ridgeons recently bid a fond farewell to Paul Mazey, operations manager at Ridgeons Forest Products, who has retired after 28 years with the company.

The Brick Development Association (BDA) has announced the appointment of Michael Ankers OBE as its incoming chairman. Mr Ankers, who served as the BDA's chief executive from 1995 to 1998, will rejoin the Association in December of this year, following the retirement of Alan Baxter.

Paul Garlick and James Mackey.

Living walls and green screen provider Mobilane has appointed a national account manager and new national sales manager to support the growth in its UK operation. The business is experiencing rapid growth in both the commercial and domestic markets as the appetite to build greener solutions into new developments increases.

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