Travis Perkins names COO
March 22, 2019 – Builders’ merchant group Travis Perkins has appointed Frank Elkins as chief operating officer for its trade merchant businesses.
The promotion comes on the back of Travis Perkins recent announcement that it plans to simplify and focus on trade customers rather than retail consumers. It is removing its divisional structure to reduce complexity, speed up decision making and reduce costs.
The trade merchant businesses to be headed by Frank Elkins includes Travis Perkins builders merchants, BSS, Benchmarx, Keyline and CCF, which collectively generate more than £3.6bn annual revenue and have a network of more than 1,000 branches.
Frank Elkins joined BSS Group in 2003 and rose from commercial director to managing director of BSS Industrial in 2005 and board director in 2009. Group acquired BSS in 2010. Since 2013 he has been divisional chief executive of the Travis Perkins’ contract merchanting division.