Anglesey based independent builders merchant Huws Gray, will mark its 30th year in business on Thursday (August 6), having been set up with a single branch by Terry Jones and John Llewelyn Jones.
The company now has over 100 branches and is the country’s sixth largest merchant with sales of over £400m. It acquired the Ridgeons Group in 2018.
Managing director Terry Owen said: “We owe a huge thank you to our people, customers and suppliers for our success. Many of them have been loyal and stayed with us right from the start and there is no way we would be where we are today without their support. 30 years ago we set out with four staff in Gaerwen on Anglesey and a very clear vision which was ‘to put the customer at the heart of everything we do’ and that vision and ethos hasn’t changed now that we employ over 1600 people all over England and Wales.”
Chairman John Llewelyn Jones added: “Without a doubt, this year, as for most businesses, has been our most challenging yet. Despite the Covid-19 threat leading to the difficult decision to close for several weeks in March and April, we have been humbled by the fantastic commitment from our branch and head office teams. We are also extremely grateful to all our customers for their continued support during these challenging and uncertain times.”
The Huws Gray Group continues to push forward with ambitious plans for growth, with its most recent acquisition of Welshpool-based AC Roof Trusses completed just before lockdown.