Changes to the board and management to accelerate the next stage of growth and deliver strategic development plans.

The Independent Builders Merchant Group, owner of 20 key builders merchant brands across the south of England, has announced changes to its leadership team.

Peter Cudd is now Chief Commercial Officer and Allun Pittingale has become Chief Operations Officer for the Group.

Cudd will be responsible for category, pricing, product information and marketing functions and will lead the integration of these functions with sales, operations and finance.  

Pittingale will lead all the operating divisions and chairs IBMG’s five divisional boards of building, electrical, plumbing, roofing and timber. 

Toby Constable also takes on the role of MD for South East Merchanting, while Steve Wakeman becomes Group Operations Director for IBMG.

Martin Stables, CEO of IBMG, said: “These changes have been made to the IBMG board and management in order to accelerate the next stage of our growth and deliver our strategic development plans.

"Bringing our sales and operational teams closer together to work alongside the central support functions is a key benefit to this new structure."

Independent Builders Merchants Group is the largest owner of independent merchants in the South of England. Operating five core divisions: builders merchants; timber; plumbing & heating; roofing, and electrical, it primarily serves trade customers with an extensive range of products.

IBMG owns branches extending from Penzance to Margate, East Anglia and north to the Midlands to include Parker Building Supplies, Fairalls, Chandlers Roofing Supplies and Grant & Stone.