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Chief Executive Officer

Simon Cohen


    William Hercock Builders Merchants are a local independently owned Builders Merchants offering a competitive and friendly service. We are based at our 4 acre site on the outskirts of Melton Mowbray and now also at Birstall Leicester. We carry extensive stocks of all building, timber, roofing, landscaping, civils and DIY materials.

    We run several crane, tipper and flatbed vehicles and offer an excellent delivery service covering Leicestershire and beyond. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff would be pleased to assist in sourcing all of your requirements. Our product range includes amongst others, drainage, bricks, blocks, lintels, roof trusses, timber, plaster and plasterboard, insulation, doors and windows, stairs, roofing, landscaping, plumbing as well as a full range of renewable energy options and the advice to help the decision process! Take a look at our website to see our full range of products www.williamhercock.co.uk

    We are also a traditional coal merchant providing the full range of coals and smokeless fuels which can be loose, bagged or prepacked and for collection, home delivery and for the trade to retail.

    Head of Rugby Operations at Leicester Tigers since 2005, Simon joined the Board in 2011 as Acting Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive.

    Previously a sports lawyer and partner at James Chapman & Co in Manchester, Simon represented the England rugby team, Rugby Players Association and British & Irish Lions players.

    He also set up Rugby Class, a nationwide rugby coaching company, and was an agent for a number of England players including Jonny Wilkinson.

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    Twitter: @simonjcohen