Independent builders merchants buying group National Buying Group has seen a number of partners opening new branches in the Midlands region.
Leamington Spa-based Building & Plumbing Supplies (BPS) has opened a new branch in Cirencester and Malvern-headquartered County Building Supplies has expanded its presence in Cheltenham.
BPS’s new Cirencester branch brings the company’s network of general merchant branches to six, following the opening of one at Southam last year. . “We’ve been looking to open a branch in Cirencester for some time,” says managing director John Dibble. “The town fits well with our customer profile, and geographically it gives us an excellent base for tackling the Cotswolds. The town had long been crying out for a merchant that offers top service and we believe we can offer that.”
The Cirencester branch stocks a wide range of building and plumbing supplies, timber, ironmongery and landscaping supplies. Established in 1934 and still family owned and run, BPS also operates specialist ironmongery and landscaping businesses at its Leamington HQ
County Building Supplies’ new Cheltenham branch takes its total to 10 across the southern Midlands and Monmouth. It will be a plumbing and heating outlet with an on-site kitchen and bathroom showroom, complementing County’s existing general building branch in Cheltenham.
“The new branch in Cheltenham is part of our larger growth strategy which includes a sizeable pro-active sales force, a focus on green building and a strengthened management team,” says County managing director Martyn Rees. “Cheltenham is an excellent position for this type of business and, with a very strong manager in place, I’m confident that the new branch will flourish.”
NBG has 82 partner merchants who collectively have nearly 300 outlets across the whole.