Philip Walford has been appointed as Commercial Director at Covers timber and builders merchants.

Philip has spent 13 years working in the industry, focusing on end-to-end category strategy and management. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the independent merchant and, for the last five years, has been working as Senior Category Manager at Grafton Merchanting.

Based at Covers' headquarters in Chichester, West Sussex, Philip will be overseeing the procurement team and reviewing commercial, product, price and supplier strategy. He will also be engaging with major stakeholders to fulfil growth objectives and support Covers' network of depots across the south of England.

Philip said: "I am delighted to be working for Covers – a company that is not only established, but has an enviable reputation with both merchants and suppliers alike.

"I am very much looking forward to supporting and developing the company's commercial strategy to ensure that we remain competitive and continue to adapt to the ever evolving marketplace so that we can capitalise on Covers' existing success."

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