Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG), which includes Parkers Building Supplies and Chandlers Building, Stamco Timber and Fairolls, has appointed Allun Pittingale to the newly created role of managing director of the builders’ merchant’s division.
Allun started his career at the independent Western Builders Merchants in south London, and has an impressive track record as a trader, steeped in builders merchanting.
From the age of 21, he held several branch manager positions for Erith Building Supplies, Hall & Co and Builder Center before joining the Travis Perkins Group in 2001.
He spent 18 years with the Travis Perkins Group and was a central figure in the leadership team that brought the Benchmarx Kitchens & Joinery business to market before being appointed regional managing director in the south east, a role he held for the last four years.
Renowned for building tight teams and obsessing about his customers and colleagues, he is considered a perfect fit for IBMG.
Commenting on his new role, Allun said: “I have been a big fan of independent merchants for many years, and I had been intrigued by the unique competition provided by the newly formed Independent Builders Merchant Group. I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the organisation and going back to my independent roots.”
Andrew Cope of IBMG, added: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Allun to IBMG and know that under his leadership, our builders merchant branches will go from strength to strength.”