Allun Pittingale will be in charge of the Builders Merchants Division

Independent Builders Merchant Group has appointed industry stalwart, Allun Pittingale, to the newly created role of Managing Director of the Builders Merchants Division.

Pittingale started his career at the independent Western Builders Merchants in South London and has an impressive track record as a trader, steeped in builders' merchanting.

From the age of 21, he held several branch manager positions for Erith Building Supplies, Hall & Co and Builder Center before joining the Travis Perkins Group in 2001.

He spent 18 years with the TP Group and was a central figure in the leadership team that brought the Benchmarx Kitchens & Joinery business to market before being appointed regional managing director in the South East, a role he held for the last four years.

Pittingale said: “I have been a big fan of independent merchants for many years and I had been intrigued by the unique competition provided by the newly formed Independent Builders Merchant Group. I am absolutely thrilled to be joining IBMG and be going back to my independent roots.”

Andrew Cope, of Independent Builders Merchant Group, added: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Allun to IBMG and know that under his leadership, our builders' merchant branches will go from strength to strength.”

Independent Builders Merchant Group includes Parkers and Chandlers Building, Stamco Timber and Fairolls. The Group provides all heavy-side building materials, civils, roofing & timber, plus an array of ancillary product lines including kitchens, plumbing & heating, joinery, architectural ironmongery, gardening and landscaping supplies.  Local branch contact details can be found at