Travis Perkins Group has announced the appointment of Dave Castle as the new Managing Director of its specialist pipeline and heating solutions business, BSS, and as a member of the Group Leadership team.

Castle is currently Regional Managing Director for South West and Wales in the Travis Perkins General Merchant (TP) business. He takes over from Angela Rushforth, who became Managing Director of Toolstation in March.

Castle joined the Group in 2001 as a management apprentice before becoming a Branch Manager for TP, then for CCF. He returned to the TP business in 2013 as Regional Director for the Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset regions, and became the Regional Managing Director for Wales and the South West in 2021. He has also recently led the TP Digital and Marketing teams.

Richard Perkins will assume Castle’s prior role as Regional Director for an extended South England and Wales area in the TP Business.

Nick Roberts, CEO of Travis Perkins, said: “Dave is people focused and passionate about modernising and developing our business to meet the changing needs of our customers.

“I am really proud that we have been able to strengthen the GLT with Dave's broad experience of our Group and the trade.

“Dave’s career to date also demonstrates where an apprenticeship can lead to.”