Mr Elkins reports to John Carter, chief executive officer, and has been appointed with immediate effect following the group’s announcement that it plans to simplify and focus on trade customers, and is removing the company’s divisional structure to reduce complexity, speed up decision making and reduce costs.
Mr Elkins joined BSS Group in 2003 and rose from commercial director to managing director for BSS Industrial in 2005 and board director in 2009. Travis Perkins Group acquired the BSS Group in 2010. Mr Elkins was promoted to divisional CEO of the group’s contract merchanting division in 2013, a post he held until his current appointment.

“Frank has been instrumental in laying the foundations for our new structure, and has a clear vision, the energy and commitment to developing our trade merchanting organisation,” said Mr Carter. “He has been in merchanting for over 30 years, eight of these with us. As divisional CEO for our contract merchanting division, when he was responsible for the leadership and strategy development of our Keyline, BSS and CCF businesses, he succeeded in growing sales and profits by nearly 50% over a five-year period. This is a fantastic track record.”