National Buying Group (NBG) has recently welcomed Phil Bonar to the role of New Partner Development and Recruitment.

Having worked at senior sales positions for companies including Gower Furniture, Rixonway Kitchens, Aliaxis and Polypipe, Bonar brings a wealth of knowledge about the industry and a vast number of connections to his new role.

As leader of New Partner Development and Recruitment, he will take care of identifying, recruiting and supporting new Partners.

Upon appointment, Phil Bonar said: “I am very excited to be joining the NBG family after working with them in a Supplier capacity since 2003.

“The builders merchant market is constantly evolving, and this is a crucial time for NBG to grow and continue to support Partners through challenges including post-pandemic recovery, Brexit and supply chain issues. I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with existing Partners but also to bring on new Partners to ensure that NBG continues to grow and thrive.

“I’m very much looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead and to supporting the growth of the already fantastic NBG team.”

Nick Oates, Managing Director at NBG, said: “NBG has always been a community that supports one another and following the challenges of the last 18 months, this is now more important than ever. I would like to wish Phil all the best as he joins the NBG team and I’m sure our Partners will support him as much as possible. We look forward to seeing how Phil helps drive the group forward.”