The past 12 months have definitely been busy ones for Bradfords Building Supplies, with refurbishments, repositioning and rewards.
Among other things, the Verwood branch, near Bournemouth, underwent a major refurbishment throughout 2007. Changes included switching the location of the store’s warehouse and counter.
The new sales counter now features at the front of the store, next to fully re-stocked self-selection department, with the warehouse tucked away at the rear of the store.
Store manager, Paul Webster, has already seen the benefits including extra space to stock 1000 new lines. An event re-launching the store will be held in spring 2008.
It was all change at the Worcester outlet as well, which transformed its warehouse into a new insulation centre earlier last year.
The new centre has been a great success, say the company, with insulation sales figures increasing by 35% from last year, and growing.
And, the company’s sustainability credentials were formally recognised by BM Trada Certification. Bradfords were awarded the ‘Chain of Custody’ certificate; endorsed by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) – indicating that its timber purchasing policy fully complies with international sustainability recommendations.
David Laws, MP for Yeovil, presented the FSC/PEFC Timber Certificates to Dennis Smith, Bradfords md, Dennis Smith at a ceremony on December 14 at the Bradfords head office in Yeovil, Somerset.