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Gibbs & Dandy offer builders in-branch business advice

Builder customers of national merchant brand Gibbs & Dandy are being offered expert help to grow their business following the Government’s pledge to drive Britain out of recession by getting the country building.

Despite building and construction being one of the areas that has seen the biggest pent up demand following the easing of lockdown restriction, builders have seen supply dry up with the closure of a number of merchants owned by national chains.

The merchant, part of Saint Gobain Building Distribution UK, is to hold a ‘Welcome Week’ across its network of 29 branches for businesses that may have been affected by the closures and other supply issues such as availability of key items.

The ‘Welcome Week, starting on Monday (31st August), will give builders the chance to talk to the Gibbs & Dandy branch team about everything from trade terms to ensure the best possible price right through to attracting new building commissions in the local area.

As part of the ‘Welcome Week’ initiative, there will be in-branch special promotions for new customers throughout the week, including selected free items when they open a new account. 

Gibbs & Dandy Nottingham branch manager Michael Brambini, said: “It has been a really turbulent time for everyone and many supplier businesses in our industry have now said they will not be re-opening, leaving long-standing customers very nervous about what to do next.

“There is a massive opportunity for businesses in the area to really accelerate their recovery with the Government’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ campaign and it is important not to get left behind.

“We have organised the ‘Welcome Week’ so that we can ensure builders in this area have access to the knowledge and expertise within our business as well as the very best trading terms and support tools to make their jobs easier.

“For instance, we have services like Build Aviator which will cost, scope and deliver a project for a customer from initial quoting to final completion, so they can spend their time where it matters most. Build Aviator can also offer advice on compliance throughout and carry out acoustic and airtight testing, giving a smoother route to Building Control sign-off.

“This can be the difference between winning and losing an opportunity against a competitor and our goal is to ensure that every building firm in this area has a chance to compete and grow the local economy.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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