MKM Building Supplies has appointed Philip Johns to the position of chief executive officer.

Mr Johns joins the Hull-based builders merchant from SIG Roofing. He has more than 30 years' experience in the building supplies industry, having started his career at Graham Plumbing and Heating.

MKM founder David Kilburn becomes executive chairman and will focus on expanding the company’s 42-strong branch network and improving overall customer experience.

Mr Kilburn said: “Philip brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the building supplies industry.

“He is experienced in growing and developing a multi-branch network and managing a central team to support that network.”