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The Build Chain Expands Leadership with New COO, Boosts Team to Accelerate Growth and Construction Industry Digitisation

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of James Stothard as Chief Operations Officer (COO). This strategic hire follows a successful round of investment, showcasing our impressive growth trajectory and unwavering commitment to driving efficiency and innovation across the construction supply chain.

Elevating Leadership to Propel Growth

James brings with him 12 years’ extensive experience in technology and Software as a Service (SaaS), spending recent years at Trilogy, a leading software company. His leadership will support The Build Chain’s continued growth and help expand our platform offerings, ensuring the continued provision of even greater value to users as we scale.

“I am excited to join The Build Chain at this dynamic phase,” said James. “The company is leading the way in digitising the construction industry. I am eager to contribute to this groundbreaking journey and drive a platform that will benefit contractors, merchants, and manufacturers alike.”

Unprecedented Growth and Expansion

The Build Chain has experienced remarkable growth, fuelled by substantial investment and a clear vision for the future. We have expanded our development, customer-facing, and finance teams to support our rapid growth and ensure the delivery of superior service to our expanding user base. These strategic investments underscore The Build Chain’s commitment to innovation and excellence.

Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

As we continue to innovate and expand, we remain dedicated to leading the construction industry towards a more sustainable and efficient future by helping them track Scope 3.

“Our mission is to revolutionise building materials procurement processes and provide comprehensive support to all users,” said Neil Sheldon. “Through technology and collaboration, The Build Chain is driving significant advancements in the construction industry, ensuring efficiency, cost savings, and sustainability for all.”

Empowering All Sides of the Industry

For Contractors: The Build Chain simplifies materials procurement with a single platform to submit enquiries, manage quotes, compare prices, and ensure material availability. It does this without interfering with relationships and without taking a cut. This reduces project delays, cuts costs, and improves overall efficiency.

For Merchants: The platform provides a low-cost route into digitisation, giving instant access to a vast network of contractors, enabling merchants to receive and respond to enquiries more efficiently. This opens new revenue streams and enhances market reach.

For Manufacturers: The Build Chain’s virtual exhibitions and detailed analytics facilitate better market penetration and customer engagement, driving EPD and product awareness, leading to sales growth.

“Our expanded team is a cornerstone of our strategy to set new standards in building materials procurement,” said Neil Sheldon, CEO of The Build Chain. “With James’s operational expertise and our expanded teams, we are well-positioned to deliver unparalleled value to our users and scale our impact across the industry.”

“The Build Chain’s strategic growth plans are not just about us. We’re committed to building a more efficient, cost-effective, and ultimately, more sustainable future for the entire construction industry.”

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