The NP Group has announced John Bampkin as successor to Paul Rogers as group CEO, as Paul steps down from the role after nine years.
From April, John will be taking on the running of the Channel Islands’ business. He brings with him many years’ experience in the builders’ merchant sector and an excellent commercial track record. This has been achieved through developing individual staff and building strong teams capable of delivering a first class standard of products, solutions and service to the customer.
John joins the NP Group following his most recent role as Regional Director of Jewson – one of the UK’s largest chains of building trade merchants.
“I’ve been in the building trade business for all of my career, my last position with Jewson involved responsibility for circa 150 branches. To come to the NP Group will be a fantastic opportunity for me to understand the business, share my knowledge and build on the excellent work that has already been done by Paul and the team here. I look forward to working with the management team to facilitate the company’s future business strategy,” said John.
Paul will be relinquishing the role of CEO at the end of March and will remain with the group in a consultancy capacity and as a Non-Executive Director. During his tenure, the NP site in Guernsey has been substantially redeveloped offering a service that rivals any in the UK. The wider Group also continues to go from strength to strength, seen most recently in the acquisition of Quantum Building Supplies in Jersey. Paul said: “It has been a privilege to head up the NP Group during a period of huge change and I relish the prospect of assisting in taking forward the Group’s exciting plans for Jersey”.
Adrian Norman, Chairman of the NP Group said, “We are delighted to have John join the group, which will only further strengthen our management team. NP are always looking to offer the best customer experience and we are now equipped better than ever to do so. I look forward to working closely with him to achieve our objectives and deliver a first class service.”