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Changes at the top of IBMG

by Jennie Ward

Andrew Cope has transitioned leadership of IBMG to Allun Pittingale, with Andrew taking on the role Business Development Director of the Group, whilst Danny Spokes has been promoted to MD of Chandlers Roofing Supplies and Trevor Mudd is now MD of Stamco Timber. 

Independent Builders Merchants Group (IBMG) has announced that Chief Executive, Andrew Cope, has handed the leadership of the organisation to Allun Pittingale, who has been appointed Group Managing Director as part of a planned succession. 

IBMG says Andrew Cope will remain as Business Development Director of the Group – specifically in charge of further acquisitions and greenfield sites. Simultaneously, Danny Spokes has been promoted to MD of Chandlers Roofing Supplies and Trevor Mudd to MD of Stamco Timber, reflecting “their respective roles in building both divisions”.

Danny Spokes, MD of Chandlers Roofing Supplies.

Andrew Cope took over as CEO of IBMG in late 2019 following the acquisition of Chandlers Building Supplies, bringing his “focused leadership” to the task of integration of the Parkers, Chandlers, Fairalls and Stamco Timber businesses to create “the leading independent builders merchants group in the South East of England.”

Allun Pittingale, described as a seasoned leader in merchanting, joined as part of a planned succession in May 2020 from Travis Perkins where he was Regional Managing Director for the South East, following a career in independent merchanting. IBMG says he has had a significant impact in his role as MD of IBMG’s Builders Merchants Division working hand-in-hand with Andrew over this period. With the integration largely complete and IBMG the high-performing business it is today, Andrew has decided now is the right time to hand over the day-to-day leadership of the Group.

IBMG says Danny Spokes has been responsible for significant growth in Chandlers Roofing Supplies and has been appointed Managing Director to reflect these achievements, whilst Trevor Mudd has similarly built Stamco Timber to new levels and has been promoted to Managing Director of IBMG’s Timber division.

“Andrew has done an outstanding job bringing together four brands with 39 branches across the south east, implementing a new ERP and establishing a high performance, high customer service culture,” said Fiona Perrin, IBMG Chairman. “I can’t thank him enough for his leadership and steady hand, and look forward to a future pipeline of acquisitions joining our Group in his new part-time role.

“Having worked with Allun Pittingale over the last year, we have seen his ability to lead colleagues to even better standards of service in our builders merchants division. His promotion to lead our group is very well-deserved. Allun loves being a leader in independent merchanting and colleagues love working with him – I look forward to him achieving great things.”

The Board says it would like to formally thank Andrew and wish Allun, Danny and Trevor success in their new roles.


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