Movers & Shakers

  • Resin News
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    RCR Flooring Products Ltd appoints David Collins

    RCR Flooring Products Ltd has appointed David Collins to the post of Business Development Manager, based in the UK, with specific responsibility for resin product sales. David brings a 10-year track record of work in the construction industry both in the UK and Australia, during which he has focused on the construction chemicals marketplace. This experience makes him ideally placed to develop sales of RCR’s RINOL resin systems brand in the UK. RCR Flooring Products…

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  • Adhesives News
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    BAL strengthens sales and support team with two new faces

    BAL have appointed Simon Harding and Geoff Cavell to its sales team. Simon joins BAL as Area Sales Manager (ASM) for the East Anglia and the Home Counties. Based in Colchester, Simon will work with BAL distributors and other customers to develop the BAL product range and provide a first port of call. With an extensive career in the tiling industry, Simon has worked for companies including Solus Ceramics, Ceramic Tile Distributors (CTD) and Colchester…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Graham Clark British wool

    British Wool Appoints Graham Clark as New Head of Marketing

    British Wool appoints Graham Clark they are the organisation that sells and promotes British grown wool to the international textile industry.   Graham who has a Degree, Post Graduate Diploma and Masters Degree in Marketing has come from a background in joinery and kitchens. Until recently he was Marketing Manager at XL Joinery. His role there included responsibility for shaping the marketing strategy in the organisation.   Originally from Cumbria, Graham has significant experience in selling…

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  • Business News
    Manx carpet recruitment

    Area Sales Manager – Manx Tomkinson – E Midlands/Home Counties

    Manx Tomkinson are looking to fill a vacancy in their Sales team for the territory of East Midlands and Home Counties. In this role, you will be calling on a network of Independent retailers, maintaining the existing display presence, identifying roll sales opportunities, and looking for new customers with whom to grow the business. Working closely with the National Sales Manager, you will be making use of the Customer Relationship Manager App on the iPad…

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  • Business News
    Success Train

    Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Soft Skills

    For a long time now leadership skills have been bandied about as being essential for the Construction industry to progress. Back in 1998 Sir John Egan reported that ‘The industry must provide decent and safe working conditions and improve management and supervisory skills at all levels’. 10 years later the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) published their ‘Leadership in the Construction Industry’ report which also highlighted that leadership is more than just deploying “the so-called Hard…

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  • Archwood Group appoints new Chief Executive

    The Archwood Group has announced the appointment of Tony Miles as the company’s new Chief Executive, with effect from February 1st 2017.  Tony Miles joins Archwood from International Timber, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution, where he has been Managing Director since 2007, having initially joined the group in 1979, where he and his team were responsible for achieving sustained growth. A well-known figure in the UK timber and wood products industry, Tony Miles has…

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  • Business News
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    Feet on New Soil – National Flooring Equipment appoints European director

    To manage an increased demand for its products in Europe, floor removal specialist National Flooring Equipment has appointed Toine van den Heuvel as European director. Van den Heuvel, who has twelve years of experience working in the equipment rental industry, will facilitate National Flooring Equipment’s relationships with rental partners across the continent. Before joining National Flooring Equipment, van den Heuvel was operations director at General Electric Capital Equipment Services Europe. In this role, he was…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Sanglier appoint Mike Moran as new Director of Sales

    Sanglier Ltd have appointed Mike Moran in the position of Director of Sales. Mike has a proven track record of success in the adhesives and sealants market, serving most recently as Sales Director Western Europe in the Industrial division of Bostik. “Mike is respected within the European adhesive market and he brings valuable experience to this new role in the areas of strategy and planning, in both industrial and construction sectors.” Howard Marshall of Sanglier…

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  • Business News
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    Bonasystems bolsters leadership team with the new appointment of Martin Gammon, former CEO of OCS, to its board

    Martin Gammon, has been appointed as non-executive director at Bonasystems, the UK-based market leader in specialist floorcare products, anti-slip solutions and consulting. Formally announced today by Steven Phillips, Managing Director at Bonasystems, Martin will play a pivotal role in the growth strategy for the company with plans in place to secure larger contracts over the next three to five years. Martin’s appointment comes at a crucial time for Bonasystems, which added several prestigious accounts to…

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  • Featured Partner
    FX-AWARD-KAHRS

    Kährs’ Chevron wins ‘Best Flooring’ in FX International Interior Design Awards

    Kährs new Chevron Collection has received the ‘Best Flooring’ award in the prestigious FX International Interior Design Awards 2016. The awards recognize the very best interior products and projects from around the world. Kährs’ beat off stiff competition from eight other short-listed manufacturers to win the award with Chevron; a new patterned parquet wood floor design, with contemporary colour and surface finishes, and an innovative plank construction. Crafted from sustainable oak, Kährs Chevron Collection includes…

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  • Adhesives News
    david-hackett Building Adhesives

    Building Adhesives Ltd appoint David Hackett as GM

    Building Adhesives Limited – manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and ancillary tiling, flooring and decorating products under the BAL and Dunlop brands – has recently appointed David Hackett as General Manager.   Formerly Sales & Marketing Director, David now takes full responsibility for the day-to-day running of the business. As a founding pioneer of tile installation systems in the UK market, the significance of this heritage remains a key driver for the BAL and…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Carpet Fitter of the Year 2016

    And the Carpet Fitter of the Year Is…  

    Mark Smurthwaite won the Carpet Fitter of the Year competition, which took place over the first two days of the annual Flooring Show at the Harrogate International Centre from 18th to 20th September. After a 15 year hiatus, President of NICF, Ian James brought back the ever popular competition, which had notably been missed by the flooring industry. During Sunday and Monday at the Flooring Show, six finalists: Darren Ash, Michael Atkinson, Byron Terrett, Paul…

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  • Featured Partner
    kemtile new team

    Kemtile strengthens surveying team

      Kemtile the hygienic flooring, wall systems and drainage specialists based in Warrington – has further strengthen its capabilities with the appointment of Paul Doyle as Estimator / Surveyor. Formerly with John Lord, Paul brings with him to Kemtile a decade’s experience in surveying and estimating for specialist resin flooring projects. Prior to this previous position, Paul had undertaken similar roles within the construction sector – working on a wide variety of projects including general…

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  • Business News
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    Atkinson & Kirby – Investing for the future

    Flooring specialist Atkinson & Kirby is investing in the future of the business with the appointment of a new team member. Sam Okyere has been appointed as Business Development Manager and will be working closely with Atkinson & Kirby’s customers in the South of England, Isle of Wight, and The Channel Islands.  With over 15 years of experience in the flooring sector, Sam brings a wealth of expertise to the role having previously worked for…

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  • Business News
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    Kemtile bids a fond farewell to ‘Mr Ucrete’

      This month, Ian Scriven – one of the country’s leading commercial and industrial flooring specialists – will retire from a sector that he has helped drive and develop for over four decades in the UK and Ireland. At the age of 71, Ian will leave his role as Business Development Manager for Cheshire-based Kemtile following a most successful four year career swansong with the leading installer of hygienic food grade floors and drainage. Ian joined Kemtile in 2012 after…

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  • Business News
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    Resin Surfaces promotes Dale Banton to National Sales Manager

    Resin Surfaces Ltd (RSL) has handed the top UK sales job in the firm to a consistently high performing Business Development Manager. Dale Banton, who has been with the specialist manufacturers of resin floor and wall finishes for three years, has taken over as National Sales Manager and will report to Jeremy Waterhouse, Sales Director. He will be responsible for a team of business development managers covering England, Scotland and Wales. Dale made his name…

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  • Adhesives News

    BAL expands specification support team with two appointments

    Building Adhesives Ltd (BAL), the market-leading manufacturer of full tiling solutions including adhesives, grouts and ancillary products, has hired two new Specification Managers as part of its drive to expand its specification support team. Alan Thurston and Tracey Hopkins will work with architects, designers and specifiers supporting them on M40/M20 specifications, providing project support and delivering RIBA-accredited CPDs. Tracey will deliver support in North West and South West London while Alan will work with clients…

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  • Adhesives News
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    BAL strengthens unique support network

    Picture: Alan Collins BAL, the market-leading manufacturer of full tiling solutions, has appointed Rushden-based Alan Collins as its Product Support Technician (PST) for East Anglia, strengthening its nationwide technical support and training capability. The PST concept is unique to BAL, which has placed strong emphasis on support throughout its history. Alan’s role focuses on practical training and advice for products and service tools, advising on specification, helping to resolve project issues as well as providing…

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  • Adhesives News
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    BAL strengthens specification support team

    Building Adhesives Ltd, the market-leading manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and ancillary products, has continued to strengthen its specification support team with the appointment of William McLachlan as Business Development Manager. William will work with architects, designers and specifiers in the London area supporting them on M40/M20 specification, providing project support and delivering RIBA-accredited CPDs. He said: “I am delighted to have joined the market-leaders in tiling products in what is period of growth…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    New additions to sales team at Heckmondwike

    Heckmondwike FB, one of the UK’s leading commercial fibre bonded carpet manufacturers, has made two new appointments and a promotion in order to strengthen its Southern and Midlands’ sales team. Chayne Whittington has been promoted to Southern Sales Manager after working for the company for 14 years as Area Sales Manager. His responsibilities include overseeing five Southern sales representatives and managing all of the company’s sales in the South, as part of reinforcing Heckmondwike FB’s…

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  • Adhesives News
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    BAL strengthens specifier support with new Business Development Manager

    Building Adhesives Ltd, the market-leading manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and ancillary products, has appointed Matthew Leaver as their new national Business Development Manager, strengthening the company specification support. Matthew’s role includes working with architects, designers and specifiers to support them on M40/M20 specifications, deliver project support and provide RIBA-accredited CPDs. He said: “I am delighted to join the market-leader in tile adhesives in what is an exciting time in the industry, particularly the…

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  • Interface EMEA appoints Rob Boogaard as CEO

    Acting president of Interface EMEA, Rob Boogaard, has been appointed as the organisation’s EMEA President & CEO. Rob has been presiding over the organisation since the medical leave of Lindsey Parnell in July 2013 and will take up this permanent role effective immediately. Boogaard joined Interface in 2011 as Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, responsible for setting and leading the growth strategy for Interface throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has since taken up…

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  • Area Sales Manager – Flooring Products – Southern UK

              Reference: RK19 Location: South Salary: £40,000 – £47,000pa Work Type: Permanent Carpet Roles UK are delighted to be assisting their clients, a leading Flooring Underlays, Accessories and Underlays Distributor in their search for an Area Sales Manager to cover the South of the UK selling their full range of products into Retailers and Contractors throughout the area.The company Manufacture and Distribute a range of Flooring Underlays and Accessories as well as a high Quality…

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  • Women Hold Fifth Of FTSE100 Board Positions

    Women now hold more than a fifth of all board positions in FTSE100 companies, according to the latest figures. The annual progress report into women on boards, the third since Lord Davies’s 2011 review, found that 20.7 per cent of board positions in FTSE100 companies are held by women. This figure is up from 12.5 per cent in 2011 and 17.3 per cent in April 2013. Lord Davies set a target in 2011 of achieving…

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  • Adhesives News
    Mapei growth continues

    Three senior appointments as Mapei growth continues

    Mapei UK has announced three senior appointments.  Phil Breakspear has been promoted to joint Managing Director, whilst Kevin Field takes on the role of Sales Director and Huw Morgan that of Sales Manager, for the UK and Republic of Ireland.  The appointments reflect Mapei’s huge success and impressive growth in the UK, which has seen a 15% increase in turnover YTD on the same period in 2012. Previously Mapei’s Sales Director, Phil Breakspear will oversee…

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  • Adhesives News
    David Wheeler Bostik

    New Area Sales Manager for Bostik

    Bostik, a leading provider of professional flooring products, has announced the appointment of David Wheeler as Area Sales Manager for the Midlands. Report to National Sales Manager Stewart Lacey, David will be focussed on continuing to grow sales for the company’s successful range of adhesive and subfloor preparation products across the Midlands region. Bostik is a leading provider of adhesives and subfloor preparation products to the professional flooring industry. The company is committed to investing…

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  • Adhesives News
    Sika Staff

    SIKA GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH WITH NEW APPOINTMENTS

    Expanding its sales team to ensure the best possible service throughout the country, Sika has recently appointed Richards Banks as Key Account Manager – National Builders Merchants and Peter Bodman as Area Sales Manager –South. With more than 20 years experience in the industry, most recently working with BS Eaton Ltd, Richard Banks brings a wealth of knowledge to Sika that is ideal for the role of Key Account Manager – Nationals. Responsible for the…

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  • Flooring News
    UK Flooring Direct appoints new MD

    UK Flooring Direct appoints new MD

    UK Flooring Direct has announced that Tim Brennan, previously retail and ecommerce director, has been promoted to managing director with immediate effect. Tim takes over from founder and owner Jason Ashby, who will take up the role of chairman. While remaining active within the company, Jason will re-direct his efforts into new areas of the business. Tim will utilise his extensive knowledge and experience of the retail sector across both FMCG and consumer durable goods…

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  • Adhesives News
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    TacFast® appoints stellar sales force

    TacFast® appoints stellar sales force TacFast® Systems International has continued its commitment to cementing its reputation in the European flooring industry and beyond with the appointment of two first-class sales professionals with 40 years of combined experience in the specification, design and flooring sectors between them. Graham Fellows assumes responsibility for running the Middle Eastern, African and European regions and brings almost 20 years experience in overseas flooring sales to the team. Having previously held…

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  • Flooring News
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    PPC APPOINTS NEW CONTRACTS MANAGER

    PPC APPOINTS NEW CONTRACTS MANAGER   The Preparation Group, surface preparation specialists, has appointed Rebecca Crowe as Contracts Manager. Rebecca joined the company 7 years ago as Projects Coordinator; organising projects and supporting customers as a key member of the contracting team. She will now be responsible for managing the contracting division along with its 40 strong team of machine operatives. In making this appointment, Tracey Glew – Group Managing Director said: ‘Our contracting division,…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    New appointments at Vorwerk Carpets UK

    Vorwerk has announced the appointments of two new sales agents covering the South West and the North West of England and bringing a combination of 27 years experience to the table. Joanna Fletcher will take responsibility for the South West, including South Wales. Working as an agent for two years, Joanna will utilise her fantastic contact list to gain as much exposure as possible for Vorwerk. Joanna’s previous career in the retail industry has given…

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  • Association Announcements
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    Phil Reynolds named as FIRA Chief Operating Officer

    Phil has worked within the BM TRADA Group since 2001, most recently holding the position of Principal Technical Manager at FIRA International, with responsibilities for research and consultancy services. Previously, Phil has led FIRA’s commercial services and testing teams. Phil is a trained mechanical engineer, and in his technical role has been a representative on many British, European and International committees concerned with developing furniture standards, including holding the position of chair of BSI FW0/2…

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