Sustainable materials supplier appoints new MD for Commercial Business

by Liam Turner
Ben Warren, managing director for Commercial Business, Marshalls

Marshalls plc has appointed a new managing director to lead the commercial hard landscaping side of its business.

Ben Warren previously served as the MD of start-up Baumit and worked for Saint‐Gobain’s British Gypsum before that.

He has joined Marshalls to grow and develop commercial activity, replacing Mark Hicks, who retired at the end of 2021 after eight years with the business. 

Leading a team of over 75 people, Warren will drive the business forward to support its commercial customers with their projects.

Commercial customers of Marshalls range from architects, contractors, local authorities, and engineers.

Marshalls says Warren has already begun meeting with customers to strengthen relationships and open conversations about how the business is meeting their needs.

He said: “Marshalls is a market-leader, and I want to play a part in its development by working with our customers and partners to be the best we can be.

“From the new dual block plant that’s currently being built, to the progress to make Marshalls more sustainable, I couldn’t have joined at a more exciting time, and the enthusiasm of the people I’ve met so far reflects that.”

Pete Hallitt, Marshalls’ group trading director, said: “Ben’s experience of working with big corporates and smaller start-ups gives him a range of skills which we’re already benefitting from.

“The main strength of Marshalls comes from our people, and we’re lucky to have Ben with us for the start of 2022.

“In the meantime, I’d like to thank Mark for all his hard word and the impact he has made over the last eight years.”

Marshalls is a UK-based supplier of sustainable concrete and natural stone products for the built environment.

Image: Ben Warren, managing director for Commercial Business, Marshalls


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