A trading sign for the former Knebworth builders merchant Chas Lowe & Sons is to be erected at Gibbs & Dandy in Stevenage, in a tribute to Lowe’s history in the community.
Gibbs & Dandy, part of Saint Gobain’s Local Merchant Group, bought the businesss earlier this year from owners Peter and Kevin Lowe.
Gibbs & Dandy, opened a branch last month.
Peter Lowe said: “Gibbs & Dandy has a very strong reputation in the local area and I have been very impressed with their commitment to serving the local business trade.”
Lowe’s customers and goodwill will migrate to the Gibbs & Dandy branch on Gunnels Wood Park in Stevenage, while Kevin Lowe will continue to be involved with the business to provide continuity.
Gibbs & Dandy is paying tribute to the role Chas Lowe & Sons has played in the community by erecting its old trading sign at the new Stevenage premises.
Gibbs & Dandy managing director Neil Lawrence said: “Chas Lowe & Sons is an extremely respected business in the region and when we heard the site was going to be sold, we were very keen on ensuring the community continued to have a merchant to turn to and that the great history of the business was preserved.”