People News – May 2021

People News – May 2021

Talasey Group has announced two appointments to its senior management team. Having previously spent 22 years at Marshalls Plc, Geoff Moulton is well renowned and recognised as a leading expert within the industry and joins the company as Business Development Director.

Newly appointed CFO, Gary Vaughton, is a chartered accountant and brings with him over 15 years of experience within the building sector, having previously held roles at Masonite International.

Speaking of the new appointments, Talasey Group CEO Mark Wall said: “These are two very exciting appointments for the business that I am sure will help us to realise our five-year growth strategy.”

Hayley Stocks has been appointed as Northern Area Sales Manager for JT. Hayley brings five years of experience across the manufacturing, construction, distribution and utilities sectors to her new role after working with SIG, IBC Buying Group and Power Control.

Hayley will now be the main point of contact throughout the Northern Area region, tasked with driving sales and building customer relationships through successful account management, as well as reviewing stock profiles.


Hilton Banks has announced the appointment of Scarlet McAleese-Banks and Charlie Banks as Co-Managing Directors. Charlie and Scarlet jointly take over from their father Robert Banks and are the latest generation of the family to lead the firm, which can trace its history all the way back to 1850 when it was established by Benjamin Banks. 

Scarlet said: “We are excited and delighted to be taking over as joint Managing Directors of the company, which has had a good year despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Both myself and Charlie have some exciting ideas for the future but rest assured, our merchant customers can continue to rely on the products and services that has made Hilton Banks so successful for so long.”


In January, Saniflo UK welcomed new Sales Director, Simon Emmons. Based at the company’s head office in Watford, Simon brings a wealth of senior level experience to the role and he will work to strengthen the distribution network for the firm’s domestic range and oversee growth of commercial pumps and lifting stations alongside the Kinedo range of showers, trays and baths.



Following the recent revisions to ToughBuilt’s sales and distribution arrangements to now offer stockists the chance to buy from the business direct rather than through wholesale distributors, the company has appointed two National Key Account managers — Scott Thompson and Stuart Cowling — whilst Andrew Hatch joins as UK Commercial Manager – Retail.

All three have considerable pedigree in the sector and ToughBuilt (Europe) MD Vahe Der Kureghian said: “I am delighted that Scott, Stuart and Andrew have recognised the potential of ToughBuilt products in the UK and Irish markets and have decided to join National Sales Manager Tony Spain to complement our team. We could not be in a better position to meet the needs of customers moving forward.”

Andrew Hatch
Stuart Cowling
Scott Thompson

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