Moray MP Douglas Ross visited KBM main branch and head office on Friday 6th July. He met up with Jeff Smith MD and fellow director Kevin Mitchell along with Graham Bolton BMF Regional Manager.
During his visit, Jeff Smith gave Douglas Ross a brief history of how KBM started and grew into the company it is today, employing 50 people, and briefed him on further expansion plans for the Forres branch which will create more jobs.
Commenting afterwards Ross said: “I really enjoyed my visit to the Keith branch and I’m grateful to Jeff for a very interesting meeting and tour. It was good to learn a little more about the business. It is always interesting to meet up with local businesses. It was good to hear about their expansion plans, it’s positive for Moray that this local firm is doing well and looking grow further, creating jobs and adding a further boost to the local economy, as well as serving the many customers they have here in Moray and further afield.”
Smith added: “It was a pleasure to meet Douglas and to find that Members of Parliament would meet local businesses and show a genuine interest in our development. As a business covering all of Moray KBM have always demonstrated a commitment to community involvement through initiatives such as our community charity fund. We look forward to working with Douglas closely in the future to help maintain a socially responsible business. Particular thanks go to Karen Freel and Graham Bolton for arranging the introduction and visit.”
BMF’s Graham Bolton concluded: “It is great to see politicians like Douglas taking an interest in BMF members businesses. We believe that visiting our members will play an important part in developing their understanding, both of local business issues and the role builders merchants play in delivering the materials required to create the new homes our country needs.”