Insulation and interior building products distributor CCF has announced Dean Pinner (pictured) as its new managing director.

Mr Pinner joins CCF from Keyline, also part of Travis Perkins plc Group, and brings knowledge and experience having previously acted as Keyline’s regional director. Prior to this, Dean spent 25 years in sales, supply chain, operations and purchasing roles, with 15 of those years specialising in brick and facades with an independent builder’s merchant.

Commenting on his role, Mr Pinner said: “Developing our people to provide the best customer service and affirm CCF as the leading insulation and interior building products distributor is my top priority. As managing director, I’ll be investing in ways to ensure this growth is made possible and advance our market share to be the best we can be.”

Travis Perkins plc reported a 5 per cent fall in profits for the first half of 2017, suffering from a weakening housing market, consumer confidence and cost inflation. Despite the difficult market background, the Consumer and Contracts divisions, led by CCF, delivered above market revenue growth.

CCF branches that opened in late 2015 continue to mature, driving sales, and a new sales team structure has focused on high levels of customer service (see page 23).

Former managing director Howard Luft has left CCF and the Travis Perkins plc Group.