Tim Rowbottom has joined National Buying Group as it looks to develop its offering in the civils and landscaping sectors.

He will be taking on the role of Chairman of the Civils and Landscaping Category Management Team, and works at builders’ merchant and NBG partner Collier and Catchpole.

Each of NBG’s eight CMTs meet quarterly to discuss the progress of existing deals, endorse new agreements and ensure deal compliance.

Rowbottom said: “Landscaping is an increasingly important sector for so many of our partners who are growing really successful landscaping businesses using NBG deals.

“Civils is different from other areas of merchanting because there are so many bespoke products – we have to work really closely with suppliers on this and it is imperative that we cement those relationships at every level of the supplier-merchant relationship.

“The Civils and Landscaping CMT is central to that, and I’m really proud to be taking the chair of such a vibrant and industrious group.”