IBMG announces changes to leadership team

1 November 2023

The Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG), owner of 20 key builders merchant brands across the south of England, has announced changes to its leadership team.

With immediate effect, Peter Cudd takes on the role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Allun Pittingale becomes Chief Operations Officer (COO) for the Group.

Mr Cudd will be responsible for category, pricing, product information and marketing functions and will lead the integration of these functions with sales, operations and finance. Mr Pittingale, in the role of COO,  will lead all the operating divisions and chairs IBMG’s five divisional boards of building, electrical, plumbing, roofing and timber. He will work closely with Mr Cudd and the central executive teams.

Toby Constable also takes on the role  of MD for South East Merchanting, while Steve Wakeman becomes Group Operations Director for IBMG.

“These changes have been made to the IBMG board and management in order to accelerate the next stage of our growth  and deliver our strategic development plans,” said Martin Stables, CEO of IBMG.

“Bringing our sales and operational teams closer together to work alongside the central support functions is a key benefit to this new structure. Congratulations to all.”

IBMG is the largest owner of independent merchants in the South of England. Operating five core divisions: builders merchants; timber; plumbing & heating; roofing, and electrical, it primarily serves trade customers with an extensive range of products. 

IBMG owns branches extending from Penzance to Margate, East Anglia and north to the Midlands to include Parker Building Supplies, Fairalls, Chandlers Roofing Supplies and Grant & Stone. The Group employs 2,200+ people.