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Travis Perkins appoints new managing director for BSS

Published: 4 April 2019 - Kiran Grewal
 

Former Ridgeons MD, Angela Rushforth has been promoted to the role at Travis Perkins’ pipeline and heating solutions business, as management reshuffle continues.

Ms Rushforth first joined Travis Perkins in 2015 when she was appointed to lead own-brand development across the group. She made the move from independent builders merchants, Ridgeons, where she was managing director. In her new role, Ms Rushforth will report into the chief operating officer for trade merchanting, Frank Elkins, who took up his position last month as part of a management restructure.

Ms Rushforth succeeds Kieran Griffin, who was recently appointed managing director for Travis Perkins’ builders merchant business. She has held a number of key positions at the Travis Perkins Group, including CEO for Birchwood Price Tools, and then managing director for Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery. She has also been programme director for a major group-wide transformation programme.

Frank Elkins said: “Angela has earned a reputation for her great leadership, and brings a wealth of valuable experience to BSS, having headed up a number of successful projects and businesses in our industry and beyond. She is passionate about customers, and has great talent for developing and delivering hugely successful trade counter and digital customer propositions. She has brought diversity to our leadership team, and has been a great asset to our group since she joined us, and I am very pleased it is now the turn of BSS to benefit from her expertise and visionary thinking.”

Of her appointment, Ms Rushforth said: “I am proud to take up this role and lead a company that has such a strong reputation in the industry. It comes with great responsibility! While BSS is successful, has moved and improved and laid some solid foundations on which we can build for the future, I see that there are great opportunities for maintaining our strong sales culture, and for us to keep focusing on improving for our customers.”

 

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