Anglesey-based independent builders merchant Huws Gray has added two new branches to its portfolio this week.
The company has acquired a first branch in Derbyshire as well as an increased presence in Denbighshire. This gives the company 42 trading locations.
On August 6th 2013, Huws Gray acquired J. F. Beale Ltd – a family business with over thirty years’ experience in providing building and landscaping supplies on Alfreton Road in Derby.
Huws Gray managing director, Terry Owen said: “We opened a branch in Stoke-on-Trent less than 15 months ago, which has proved very successful. That branch in Blythe Bridge meant that Derby became a far more feasible option for Huws Gray as we looked to grow.
“We are keen to ensure that Huws Gray maintains the excellent reputation that J F Beale has rightly earned, as well as working alongside the current team there to further develop opportunities within the branch.”
Steven Beale from J.F. Beale Ltd says he is pleased to be handing over the family business to Huws Gray.
“Both my sister Jenny and I decided the time was right for us to retire. We are delighted that J F Beale Ltd will be in the capable hands of the highly successful and respected independent merchants Huws-Gray Ltd, who have retained all of our staff to assist them in their ongoing plans for the Company. We wish Huws-Gray Ltd and their staff every success in the future.”
Huws Gray have also acquired a property on Lon Parcwr Industrial Estate in Ruthin. Following a substantial investment in renovating the site, it will open officially on September 1st and will provide six new full-time jobs in the town in the first instance.
According to Huws Gray Chairman, John Llewelyn Jones, Ruthin is an ideal location for the company: “Following on from the opening of our Rhuddlan site in March 2011, we are very excited about adding a second branch in Denbighshire. We strongly believe that Ruthin provides the perfect strategic location between our existing branches in Dolgellau and Wrexham.”
Owen says he is delighted with the new acquisitions. “After bringing seven new branches into the fold in the first seven months of 2012, we have been busy in 2013 with the renovation of our Wrexham branch and relocation to a much larger site in Llanidloes (mid Wales). However, we are extremely delighted to hit the acquisition trail again this summer, and are confident that we will be in a position to make further announcements shortly.”