As part of a restructuring exercise, Ibstock Concrete’s has announced the appointment of Chris Piper as Sales Director for Housing, and of Gavin Hoe as Sales Director for Merchants.

Tim Wright, Managing Director of Ibstock Concrete’s building products division, said: “The buoyant housing market, fuelled by stamp duty cuts, is great news for everyone involved in the sector.  However, this increased pressure on the supply chain, at a time when manufacturers are adapting to new ways of working, has led to some availability challenges, so it’s never been more important for effective collaboration.

“At Ibstock Concrete, supporting our developer and merchant customers and working in partnership with them is our number one priority.  So, we are pleased to announce that our nationwide network of facilities is now back up to full production following lockdown, and we are working extremely hard to ensure our customers have access to the levels of stock they require to help get Britain building again.

“What’s important now is that we continue to work together and communicate effectively to ensure this growth is sustained.  Coronavirus has ultimately changed the face of the construction sector but this can only be a good thing.  For many, this has meant assessing and reviewing business operations and looking at ways to work better and smarter. Some restructuring has had to take place, but we believe these changes ensure we are now well positioned and prepared for the future.”

“Chris and Gavin’s roles are integral in overseeing Ibstock Concrete’s extensive range of solutions for the housebuilding and merchant sectors respectively.”