L to r: Ridgeons director Gordon Ridgeon and Jeff Turner.

Ridgeons has bid a fond farewell to one of its longest serving employees Jeff Turner, who retired from the Snettisham branch after 50 years in the industry.

Wavin has appointed Brent Nicholls as managing director – south west Europe.

Brent Nicholls has been appointed as managing director – south west Europe of Wavin, a supplier of water management, plumbing and drainage systems.

Simon McArdle has been appointed as marketing director at William Sinclair Horticulture.

William Sinclair Horticulture has appointed Simon McArdle as its new marketing director.

Andrew Francis, general sales manager for Norbord.

Norbord has adopted a new sales structure to optimise customer service and ensure that all markets are covered in the most efficient, dedicated way possible.

Carolyn Boyd has been appointed as project manager at Jablite.

Carolyn Boyd has joined the sales team at Jablite as a project manager.

Sabine Tawfik has been promoted to trade marketing manager (UK and Ireland) at Twyford Bathrooms.

Twyford Bathrooms has promoted its showering and exhibitions manager, Sabine Tawfik to trade marketing manager (UK and Ireland).

John Moran has been appointed as UK sales and marketing director at Ferroli.

Ferroli has appointed John Moran as the company’s UK sales and marketing director to lead the domestic sales force.

Steve Crompton.

Sektor, CCF’s partitioning, doors, and fixings brand, has appointed Noel Robinson as its technical and training manager and Steve Crompton as sales director.

Iain Belcher has eight years' experience within the tiling industry.

Following a period of investment and growth, Dunlop Adhesives has recruited Iain Belcher as its new national account manager.

Westbury Filtermation has recently appointed Alan Moles to the role of projects director.

Lance Corfield has been promoted to GROHE’s regional specification manager.

Chris Deacon has been appointed as technical sales manager for East Anglia at Alpha Heating Innovation.

Chris Deacon has joined Alpha Heating Innovation as technical sales manager for East Anglia.

Howard Leonard has joined Ariston as area sales manager for the Home Counties and North London.

Ariston Thermo UK has appointed Howard Leonard as area sales manager for the Home Counties and North London.

Owlett-Jaton has restructured its sales and commercial teams with the appointment of Tony Williams as national sales manager and Andy Connor as national commercial manager. The changes align with the company’s plans to strengthen the business offer and product portfolio.

Dan Merkel has been appointed as area sales manager for the South West at Quinn Radiators.

Quinn Radiators has recently appointed a new area sales manager for its work in the South West region of England.

AkzoNobel Decorative Coatings is the latest DIY sector company to join the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).

Simon Perkins has been appointed as trade marketing executive at Hamilton.

Hamilton has appointed Simon Perkins to the new position of trade marketing executive responsible for liaising with customers regarding their point of sale (POS), merchandising, promotional and product training requirements.

Water conditioning and system protection specialist Spirotech has strengthened its UK team with the appointment of Fran Smith as merchant support representative.

Marcus Maher has been appointed as area sales manager at Hamilton.

Hamilton has appointed Marcus Maher as its new area sales manager.

Expanding SCA Timber Supply has made a number of new senior appointments over the summer.

Liz Brown has joined Duravit as sales and marketing support executive.

Liz Brown has been appointed as sales and marketing support executive at Duravit.

Tom Zarb from De Montfort University will be spending a year with Pochin as part of his degree.

Business and marketing student, Tom Zarb, has joined Pochin, the East Midlands plumbing and heating trade supplier and bathroom retailer.

Ken Munro has been appointed as director of strategic development and sales at Superglass Holdings.

Superglass Holdings has appointed Ken Munro as director of strategic development and sales.

Janine Scarff has been appointed as painting and decorating representative for the Colchester, Sudbury and Braintree areas.

Janine Scarff has joined Kent Blaxill as painting and decorating representative for the Colchester, Sudbury and Braintree areas.

bcg has welcomed Darran Rickards as its new managing director.

Mark Bradley, Stelrad's new business development manager.

Mark Bradley has joined radiator manufacturer Stelrad as the company’s new business development manager for Yorkshire.

Pete Murphy has been appointed as managing director designate at Isuzu Truck (UK).

Isuzu Motors has announced the successor to Nikki King as managing director of Isuzu Truck (UK).

iflo has appointed Steve MacDavid as merchant own brand director to propel awareness through his extensive knowledge of building brands within competitive markets.

Howard Luft, managing director of CCF, has been appointed to the board of the Association of Interior Specialists.

Howard Luft, managing director of CCF, has been appointed to the board of the Association of Interior Specialists (AIS).

Tony Greavett, group property and development director at Ridgeons, has retired after more than 40 years with the group.

Jablite has appointed Tony McNeally as head of UK sales.

Sika has appointed Mike Waller and Karen Campbell as area sales managers.

Sika has appointed Mike Waller as the new area sales manager for North London, Essex, Suffolk, Norwich, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire and Karen Campbell as area sales manager for Scotland, Cumbria and Northumberland.

Acheson & Glover (A&G), manufacturer of premium hard landscaping and pre-cast concrete products, has recently made two additional appointments to its Great Britain (GB) sales team.

Precision Timber Handrails (PTH), the bespoke handrail and woodwork service from UK firm Clive Durose, has appointed Jenna Denson to head up its expanding operation.

Chris Blantern, 54, is the new chairman of the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ And Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA), the trade body representing the mobile access tower industry.

TrustMark has announced two new board directors – Sarah Harrison of Ofgem and Steve Hodgson of the Property Care Association (PCA) - both bringing extensive consumer and industry experience to the governance and board of TrustMark.

Koert Munnik, commercial director at Reliance Water Controls.

Reliance Water Controls has been expanding its commercial force during recent months, with the addition of 12 new team members.

Lee Newman will be joining Pipe Center and Climate Center as managing director in September 2013.

Lee Newman has been appointed as managing director of Pipe Center and Climate Center, the specialist HVAC business unit of Wolseley UK.

Quinn Radiators has appointed a new product manager for design, as it seeks to introduce new products and services to the designer radiator market.

Iain Bell has been appointed as trading director at Ridgeons.

Ridgeons has appointed Iain Bell as the group’s new trading director. Previously with the John Lewis Partnership, Mr Bell brings a wealth of trading experience to the company.

Travis Perkins has announced that Geoff Cooper, its chief executive officer since 2005, will be retiring as a director and full time employee on 6 March 2014 and will be stepping down as chief executive officer on 1 January 2014. He will be succeeded from that date by the current deputy chief executive, John Carter.

The doubling in size of SCA Timber Supply UK’s business in the coming months has resulted in a restructure of the company’s senior management team.

Trianco has strengthened its sales team with a number of sales agent appointments nationwide.

Hansgrohe has announced two key appointments: Mandip Shanker has joined the marketing team as brand manager and Simon Gibbins is the latest recruit to join the project team as sales manager.

Kier Group’s Paul Sheffield has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Surrey for his “outstanding contributions”.

Masonry products manufacturer Lignacite has appointed Allan Eastwood as its new managing director.

Mark Baker is to join Corgi as contract manager.

CORGI Technical Services has appointed Mark Baker to join the team as a contract manager.

Dr Mark Brenner is stepping down from his role as chief executive of B&ES subsidiary Building Engineering Services Trainings (BEST) after eight years in the post.

Builders’ Merchants News’ own Lucyanne Matthews is this Saturday (27 July) taking part in a skydive to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.

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