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Huws Gray buys Shropshire Building Supplies

Independent builders merchant Huws Gray has acquired Shropshire Building Supplies.

Huws Gray buys Shropshire Building Supplies

The Anglesey-based business has added the five Shropshire Building Supplies branches, taking the total to 53 across the country. The sites are in Leebotwood, Newport, Ludlow, Shrewsbury (Battlefield) and Shrewsbury Plumbing Outlet.

Shropshire Building Supplies were established in 1977, and are known as one of the most respected independent suppliers of building materials in the region.

This acquisition makes a great addition to the existing Huws Gray branches in Shrewsbury, Telford and links up geographically with branches in other regions.

Huws Gray have made six acquisitions in the last six months and 11 since September 2015.

Huws Gray managing director Terry Owen said: “As a company we are always looking to move forward and this recent acquisition offers new challenges and exciting opportunities for everyone. We are extremely privileged to be in a situation to acquire such a well-respected independent merchant and we would like to thank Ian Beaver for his co-operation during this acquisition.

“We have known the family for a number of years and formed a great relationship. We’re delighted to have completed the deal and we’re looking forward to working with the existing teams at all 5 branches to help continue their success. The combined knowledge and experience of Shropshire Building Supplies and Huws Gray employees will benefit all our branches.”

SBS managing director Ian Beaver said: “This is the right time to hand over the reins of Shropshire Building Supplies to Huws Gray. Since 1977 we’ve built something very special in the area and we’re very proud. I would like to thank all the employees for their hard work over the years and wish them the continued success with Huws Gray. It was important for SBS to find a likeminded progressive business to acquire us and we are delighted to be able to secure a deal with Huws Gray who will take the company to the next level.”

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Fiona Russell-Horne
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