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IBMG acquires DW Burns

The Independent Builders Merchant Group has acquired DW Burns & Partner Ltd, expanding its network of specialist plumbing and heating merchants.

A family run plumbers’ merchant and bathroom showroom, supplying both trade and retail customers across Surrey, DW Burns was established in 1963  and has trade counters in Woking and Farnham, plus an extensive showroom in Woking.

The acquisition continues IBMG’s strategy of developing its divisions through a combination of acquisition, new site development and organic growth and follows its recent merger with Grant & Stone. Burns’ branch network and product range will extend the IBMG’s specialist plumbing and heating provision into Surrey and provide a strong platform for further growth.

Toby Hoyle,  Burns’ owner, will remain in the business working with Matt Bland, managing director of IBMG’s heating and plumbing division, to ensure Burns’ successful integration into the division. He said: “The team and I are delighted to join IBMG. Both companies share a commitment to the highest standards of customer service and an independent ethos, which makes this partnership a very good fit. Without doubt, this is the best step to ensure that Burns will go from strength to strength in the future.”

Bland said: “We are delighted to welcome Burns to IBMG. We have much in common so this is a strong and logical partnership. In addition, we are particularly pleased to be able to strengthen our plumbing and heating offer for our customers in Surrey.”

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

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