Stephen Richardson has been appointed as head of marketing for Sustainable Building Solutions (SBS), a division of the Travis Perkins Group, following a successful two years acting as a consultant.

Mr Richardson is responsible for the strategic development and management of the SBS marketing strategy across the group’s trade and retail businesses.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Richardson said: “SBS is a successful division of the Group which has massive growth potential. Energy efficiency and carbon saving will be an increasingly important driver for government policy, building regulation, and consumer behaviour over the next decade.

“I am looking forward to helping SBS, and the wider Travis Perkins Group, lead the sustainable market by making it easy for the trade and consumers to take advantage of the opportunities in these new markets.”