NMBS has appointed Frank Howard and Glynis Catterson to its management board at its AGM, which took place on the 6th June 2018.
Frank will take on the role having been involved in the merchanting sector for over 30 years. He established Frank Howard Tools & Fixings in 1988 before growing the business into the largest independent tool stockist in Essex.
Now operating from branches in Braintree and Chelmsford, as well as a further branch in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, Frank Howard Tools & Fixings offers a choice of tools and building materials to the trade, local authority and industrial markets as well as to the DIY enthusiast.
Speaking of his appointment, Frank said: “I’m genuinely excited about becoming a member of the NMBS management board and hope I can add value to what is already a very experienced and accomplished team. I’m looking forward to getting to grips with the role and to using my skills and passion to benefit the wider independent merchanting sector.”
Glynis is a director at S&A Merchants, an independent supplier of building materials and supplies, which operates from two branches in County Durham – one in Barnard Castle and a second in Crook.
Prior to moving into the merchanting sector in 2001, Glynis was a qualified accountant working in the manufacturing and the chemical industry.
She has also served on the NBG executive board for the last five years, where she is responsible for finance and for supporting the development of new IT systems.
Glynis commented: “I am honoured and excited to be accepted onto the NMBS management board. Coming from a small merchant myself, I hope to act as a strong voice for other small merchants whilst helping to ensure NMBS continues to evolve and to add value to its members.”
Chris Hayward, Managing Director at NMBS, added: “On behalf of the existing board, NMBS and all its merchant members, I would like to welcome Frank and Glynis to their new positions.
“Their appointment further strengthens a hardworking and dedicated team who ensure NMBS is a buying society for independent merchants, governed and directed by independent merchants.
“I’m sure their knowledge, first-hand experience and new ideas will make an invaluable and important contribution.”