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Carvers celebrates re-opening with gala night

Independent builders merchant Carvers Building Supplies celebrated its relaunch with a gala event on Saturday 6th December.

Carvers celebrates re-opening with gala night

The event, which was attended by over 250 guests including sports personalities, local MPs, media, suppliers and customers was held on the site at Littles Lane, Wolverhampton. It was the same site which saw a devastating fire on February 29 which destroyed much of the branch.

The evening was hosted by Bob Warman and highlighted the tragedy of the fire and the exciting £6 million rebuild programme , cataloguing details of how Carvers got back on their feet and which now also includes a Drive Through Trade Warehouse.

There were a couple of surprises along the way as directors, Neil Kendrick and Bryan Purslow were honoured for their exceptional service since the fire and perhaps the biggest surprise of all was saved for Henry Carver, who was honoured in a ‘This is your Life’ presentation and was greeted by children, Jack, George and Tilly, wife Libby and mother Sheila, who surprised him on the evening.

The evening followed with live entertainment from Go West, who certainly got people on their feet and a disco ensured guests were dancing into the early hours.

The event was held in a grand marquee and marked the opening of the ‘Builders’ Village’, which now houses franchises, SJ Dixon, Tile Choice, Chandlers Roofing and Rayton Electrical, making Carvers a complete one stop shop for trade and retail customers alike.

Carvers have been trading in Wolverhampton since 1896.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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