The availability and expertise of spares across Travis Perkins, enjoyed through Direct Heating Spares (DHS) and City Heating Spares (CHS) in branches of City Plumbing Supplies, Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS) and Travis Perkins, has received further investment through the appointment of Richard Adams as group spares sales director.

Reporting to Travis Perkins managing director of spares Kevin Williams, Mr Adams brings 27 years’ of merchant experience to the role. For the last nine years, he has been operations director for the managed services team of merchant Travis Perkins.

Mr Williams said: “Richard has an impressive track record of building strong customer relationships across a variety of sectors. Backed by excellent market knowledge, Richard has been tasked with leading both the business development and sales teams of multiple brands across Travis Perkins.

“The spares market is rapidly evolving and has vast potential, so this is an incredibly important role for the business and for customers who require a continually expanding product range, reliable availability, and excellent service.”