The former managing director of CCF, Howard Luft, has been named as the new chief executive of the Grafton Group’s Selco Builders Warehouse business.

Mr Luft spent six years at  CCF, said: “I’m proud to have enjoyed a long career in the industry and am hugely excited about the challenge of heading up the most progressive and forward thinking builders merchant or warehouse business in the UK.

“Over the last few years, I’ve admired both the business model and development of Selco and I’m honoured to have the chance to help guide the business through the next stage of its development.

“There has been fantastic growth, particularly in terms of branch openings, over the last five or six years and there are plans for that to continue in 2018 and beyond.

“In addition, we are looking to launch a refurbishment programme to modernise the branches we opened 10 to 15 years ago. No stone will be left unturned in our quest to continue the Selco success story.”

As well as offering trade services, Selco Hire and a café in branch, Selco also has a strong digital presence including a 30 minute Click & Collect service and a free Project List app which allows tradespeople to plan, manage and quote for all jobs through their smartphone.