General Building Plastics has appointed new managers at two of its Midlands branches.

Phil Broadbent is the new branch manager at family-owned GB Plastics’ Shrewsbury branch, while Deepak Kalia is the new manager of its Walsall branch.

GB Plastics has its head office in Rugeley, Staffordshire and its trade counter network has six key sites across the Midlands.

As branch manager of the Shrewsbury branch on the town’s Battlefield Enterprise Park, Mr Broadbent is responsible for a team of six. With extensive general business management and sales experience, Mr Broadbent has previously been a contract manager for a specialist waste management company, and area sales manager for adhesives and silicon manufacturer and supplier to the building, construction and interiors industries, Hranipex.

Mr Kalia brings wide-ranging sales and customer service experience to GB Plastics’ Walsall branch and its five-strong team. Prior to joining, he has been branch manager for local branches of Euro Car Parks, Floors2Go and Halfords.

“GB Plastics is a great independent builders’ merchant with an amazing reputation,” said Mr Kalia. “No two days are the same, and I am really enjoying meeting customers at the branch, being part of the building, construction and DIY market, and working in a great atmosphere and team.”

Mr Broadbent agreed: “There is so much that is right about GB Plastics and the Shrewsbury branch. It’s a great environment in which to work, a great location and team, and it is always busy. I’m enjoying the variety of work across both sales and management roles.”

Picture caption: GB Plastics’ general manager Matt Wedderkopp (left) with new branch managers Phil Broadbent (centre) and Deepak Kalia (right).