The company said these businesses continue to perform strongly despite the difficulties faced by other sections of the parent company, but it is hoped the new structure will make them more efficient and identify ways they can work together more effectively.
Keith Jones will lead the new UK Lightside management team which will come in to force immediately and will oversee Plumb Center, Parts Center, William Wilson, BCG, Unifix and Bathstore.
Rob Marchbank, Chief Executive Officer for Europe and Managing Director of Wolseley UK, said:
“Plumb Center accounts for nearly one third of Wolseley UK’s turnover and despite challenging market conditions, Plumb Center and Parts Center, who remain market leaders, are having one of the most successful years in their trading history.
“Keith will aim to build on this solid platform. The creation of the Lightside management structure will also ensure we leverage and utilise the best practices across our businesses and align ourselves closer to our customers.
“Keith brings a wealth of experience to his role, and will be focusing on identifying synergies and efficiencies across the Lightside business units.”
Mr Jones will combine his current role as Wolseley’s Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe with the newly created role of Managing Director for UK Lightside.