WOLSELEY has named Charles Skinner the head of its expanded tool hire business, comprising the recently acquired Brandon Hire and its Hire Center operation.
The merged operation will trade as Brandon Hire and will be headquartered in Bristol.
Mr Skinner, formerly chief executive of Brandon, will oversee the phasing in of the Brandon format to all existing Hire Center outlets, most of which are located within other Wolseley- owned stores.
Wolseley UK manag ing director Adrian Barden said: 'The plan we have announced will provide a platform for significant future growth and investment.
'We plan further expansion for Brandon to become a market leader in the tool hire business.'