Travis Perkins has appointed Angela Rushforth as new Managing Director for BSS, the Group’s distributor of pipeline and heating solutions.

Rushforth reports into the Chief Operating Officer for Trade Merchanting, Frank Elkins, and first joined the Travis Perkins Group in 2015 from independent builders’ merchants, Ridgeons, where she was Managing Director. She succeeds Kieran Griffin, who was recently appointed Managing Director for Travis Perkins’ builders merchant business

She was appointed to lead on Travis Perkins’ Own Brand development across the Group, before being promoted to CEO for Birchwood Price Tools, and then Managing Director for Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery. She has also been Programme Director for a major Group-wide transformation programme.

Rushforth said: “I am proud to take up this role and lead a company that has such a strong reputation in the industry. It comes with great responsibility!

“While BSS is successful, has moved and improved and laid some solid foundations on which we can build for the future, I see that there are great opportunities for maintaining our strong sales culture, and for us to keep focusing on improving for our customers.”

Elkins added: “Angela has earned a reputation for her great leadership, and brings a wealth of valuable experience to BSS, having headed up a number of successful projects and businesses in our industry and beyond. She is passionate about customers, and has great talent for developing and delivering hugely successful trade counter and digital customer propositions.

“She has brought diversity to our leadership team, and has been a great asset to our Group since she joined us, and I am very pleased it is now the turn of BSS to benefit from her expertise and visionary thinking.”