Frank Elkins, Chief Operating Officer Trade Merchanting, Travis Perkins

11.50 – 12.15

Living with a fatal accident, a CEO perspective on Dumper & Digger Safety

Frank Elkins

Chief operating Officer Trade Merchanting, Travis Perkins

Frank joined the group in 2003 as commercial Director in BSS Industrial before becoming Managing Director for BSS Industrial in 2005. Frank became Divisional CEO of the newly created Contract Merchanting Division in 2013 and most recently (February 2019) promoted to
COO, Trade Merchanting. Travis Perkins is a FTSE 250 construction distribution company with
a group turnover of £6b.

Frank is responsible for the leadership and strategic development of the Group’s 5 key businesses; Travis Perkins, BSS, Keyline, Benchmarx and CCF. Key activities include acquisitions and disposals, sales and operational development, B2B relationship management,
succession and people development.

Frank has also held a number of Directorship positions at Hagemeyer UK, formerly Newey and Eyre in Sales, Service and Operations. He has a BA Honours from Aberystwyth University, lives in Warwickshire with his wife and two daughters


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