Alex Clifford has been appointed as BMF’s regional manager for London and the South East.

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed Alex Clifford as regional manager for London and the South East with effect from 1 June, 2016.

Architectural ironmongery specialist BJ Waller has announced the appointment of Warren Mackie as its new specifications manager. Mr Mackie’s arrival emphasizes the company’s dedication to working closely with architects, joiners and main contractors.

Hambleside Danelaw is pleased to announce that area sales manager Mike Lemmon will oversee Dryseal flat roofing system sales in Scotland in addition to the Roofing and Ventilation range.

Heatrae Sadia has announced a new tailored support service for installers fitting its flagship product, with the creation of a dedicated Megaflo sales team.

Andrew Keating is now chair of the HHIC.

Andrew Keating, marketing director for Baxi, has been appointed the newest chair of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC).

Following Simon Bicknell’s switch to the position of marketing development director, Toolbank has promoted Paul Maxwell to the position of sales director for UK and Ireland.

JELD-WEN has appointed Graeme Robinson as its new managing director. Mr Robinson brings many years of UK, European, and global manufacturing experience to the business, with over 25 years in senior management roles across a number of sectors.

Burton Roofing Merchants has strengthened its Sheffield depot management team by acquiring plastics specialist Carl Dent. Mr Dent joins the business as roofline manager, taking responsibility for developing the plastics, guttering, fascias and soffits division of the business.

Sarah Degg, marketing analyst, SCA Timber Supply UK.

SCA Timber Supply has strengthened its customer support team by appointing Sarah Degg as marketing analyst.

WJ Group welcomes John Cook to its Hull site, in the new role of operations manager. A third generation engineer, Mr Cook has enjoyed many senior operations management roles, most recently managing product teams in manufacturing environments.

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is mourning another loss to the joinery industry this year, with the death of its senior vice president and chairman for Scotland, Gordon Nelson. Mr Nelson passed away at the end of March, aged 74.

Elmhurst Energy has announced two appointments in the organisation, with Amarpal Sihra appointed as head of commercial and Paul Mayne appointed as head of operations.

Ideal Commercial Boilers has appointed two new sales support engineers to join its commercial sales team. With an increased presence in both national and independent merchant branches, Ideal is delighted to introduce Jenny Hawkes and Sian Maxwell.

Global equipment solutions provider, Terex Construction, has appointed Gregg Horne to the role of general manager for its UK facility in Coventry. With more than 28 years’ experience within the Terex group – spanning the Fuchs, Powertrain and Trucks divisions – Horne brings a wealth of experience from across the construction industry.

Natural Paving Products has added to its expanding sales team. Recruiting Shaun Utting as regional sales manager and Mike Jepps as national sales manager, commercial.

Lee Miles, sales director at Timloc.

Timloc has welcomed new sales director Lee Miles to the team to help support the company's growing success.

Joe Daniells, specialist timber sales at Snows Timber has been promoted to the position of sales representative with the company, visiting Snows’ customers across Somerset and Dorset.

Lagan Products has appointed Darren Johnson as area sales manager for the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the North West of England.

Mark Roberts has recently joined Keston Boilers.

Keston Boilers has announced the appointment of Mark Roberts in the role of business development manager for the whole of the south coast of England.

Andrew Lawton, managing director at Icopal.

Icopal has recently welcomed Andrew Lawton as its new managing director. Mr Lawton brings with him over 20 years’ construction experience both nationally and globally.

VADO’s specification team continues to enjoy tremendous success, having expanded significantly over recent years. To help boost the team further, the company has appointed two new members of the team.

Louise Richens has joined the Barnsley based Abode Home Products team to further strengthen the sales and support coverage with its customers.

Linde Material Handling has extended CEO Sabine Neuss' contract until the end of 2020. Ms Neuss will continue to be responsible for production at Linde Material Handling's plants across Europe and head up the further development of production systems at all KION Group locations.

Clive Summerfield, regional director at Rudridge.

Clive Summerfield has joined civil engineering and groundwork material specialist Rudridge as a regional director.

Insulation specialist Actis has promoted East Midlands area sales manager Jemma Harris to northern regional sales director.

Suzanne McCarter has taken over as Fakenham branch manager for Kent Blaxill, the independent East Anglian building supplies company.

Ash Chilver and Sean Mannion.

HiB has appointed Sean Mannion as its new area sales manager for Scotland and North West England.

Mark Smith of MKM Builders Merchants (pictured) and Charles Ledigo of Reisser have been elected to the BMF Board.

Mark Smith of MKM Building Supplies and Charles Ledigo of Reisser have been elected to the Board of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). They replace two directors who stood down having completed their term of office, Steve Vickers of Turnbull & Co and Paul Hetherington of Marshal Tufflex.

H+H UK has announced the appointment of Calum Forsyth as managing director. He will succeed Mark Oliver who leaves the company after being at the helm for over eight years.

Centurion’s newly appointed head of field sales, Daniel McKane and Peter Stone.

Centurion Europe, the supplier of hardware, DIY and gardening products, has further expanded its sales management team with the appointment of Daniel McKane as head of field sales.

Nigel Poyner, managing director of M&M Timber and one of the timber industry’s most notable figures, has left the 22 acre Worcestershire manufacturing plant he has developed over the last 15 years in order to seek pastures new.

Elmhurst Energy has recently announced that Martyn Reed (pictured) will be appointed as its new managing director. The announcement follows the decision by Stephen O’Hara to step down as managing director to serve as chair of the group of companies, taking the lead on a number of related business ventures.

MRA Marketing has appointed Jane Evans to its board of directors and promoted Nadia Hall to associate director. Both have worked for MRA Marketing for several years and join Lucia Di Stazio and Mike Rigby as part of the senior management team.

George Denton has joined the Stelrad sales team, taking on the role of business development manager for the radiator manufacturer, covering the East Midlands territory.

Jeff Mountford has joined Wilo at its new national account manager.

Wilo UK has announced the appointment of Jeff Mountford as national account manager with primary responsibility for the industry segment.

Speedy has announced some directorate changes ahead of releasing its full year results in May, also noting that its full year adjusted profit before tax is anticipated to be in line with market expectations.

Doosan has announced the creation of an in-house national accounts team who will be responsible for identifying and developing the larger fleet users and multi-site operations within the UK.

Leading radiator manufacturer Stelrad has appointed Harry Gilfillan as the new business development manager for the brand in Scotland.

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has appointed two new membership services officers to work at its head office in London as part of its ongoing commitment to provide additional support and services to its 200 plus members.

Jim Peryer will retire from Snows Timber at the end of April.

Having taken Snows Timber from a two-site, £12m-turnover business to a four-site operation with a turnover of £45m, Jim Peryer, managing director, will make his planned retirement from the company at the end of April 2016.

TIMco, a large independent wholesale supplier of screws, fixings and power tools accessories, has appointed Paul Shore as its operations director.

Andrew Drummond has joined Elliotts as an engineered wood designer.

Elliotts has appointed engineered wood designer Andrew Drummond to drive its new joist design and manufacturing service.

L-r: Alan Young, James Pendleton and Paul Mcloughlin.

Russell Roof Tiles has strengthened its national footprint with promotions across its regional sales department.

Aico has announced a significant expansion of its sales teams following record growth in 2015.

In a move to pair specialist customers with specialist sales and support staff, SIG Distribution has announced the creation of two new senior posts.

Timbmet has announced the appointment of Mike Tattam as sales director, effective 1 March, 2016. In this new position, he will lead the company’s sales teams across the UK.

Oliver Ginger has been appointed to the Origin board of directors in the latest demonstration of growth for the company.

Dematic, the automated intralogistics solutions company, has appointed Matt Hatson as business solutions sales director for the UK, Ireland, Northern Europe and Scandinavia.

Suzanne Hassan from Glasgow has joined radiator manufacturer Stelrad’s new Brand Specialists Team, responsible for the whole of Scotland.

Snows Timber has appointed Luke Brewster as its new area representative for the London/M25 area.

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