Midlands-based independent builders merchant, Frank Key has appointed Ruth Housley as Group Head of Human Resources, and Shafiq Sharif as Group Head of Marketing.

Housley joins with experience from many sectors. She will play a key role in developing the HR systems, processes and team, as well as ongoing projects such as the company handbook, role profiles and management training programmes.

Sharif has already made his mark by assisting with the implementation of the Frank Key rebrand, as well as the launch of the renovated Sheffield branch among other projects. His wealth of industry experience and marketing skills will help to strengthen the leadership team as the company continues to develop the business to meet future ambitions.

Both will be based at the Daybrook branch in Nottingham.

James Norton, Group Managing Director at Frank Key, commented: “It is always exciting to welcome new members of staff, bringing with them a fresh perspective and ideas to the business.

“A very warm welcome to Shafiq and Ruth, you have both settled into your roles extremely well and have already made a big impact at Frank Key.”

Frank Key Group started life in 1907 from Daybrook in Nottingham. It has now expanded into a regional group operating across the Midlands, Lancashire and Yorkshire, with five building supplies branches and 15 plant and tool hire depots.