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Bradfords supports front-line workers through pandemic

As well as continuing to service customers with deliveries, independent builders merchant Bradford Building Supplies has been working to support those on the front-line of the Covid-19 pandemic with priority works. This includes supplying NHS trusts across its area with much needed materials to allow them to create the temporary …

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Bradfords celebrates 250th birthday

Bradfords Building Supplies, the oldest builders’ merchants in the UK and number one builders’ merchant in the South West is celebrating its 250th birthday in 2020.  The company had a turnover of £150 million in 2019 and currently employs 700 staff across 42 branches. David Young, CEO of Bradfords Building …

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Snows falls into administration

Less than a year after it went through a management buy-out, timber importer and distributor Snows Timber went into administration on November 18. Matt Haw and Matt Wild from RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP have been appointed joint administrators of the 200 year old company. The administrators want to sell the …

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Young takes on BMF south west role

David Young, CEO of Bradfords Building Supplies, is the new chairman of the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) South West region, taking over from Julian Milligan, managing director of Kellaway. Founded in 1770, Bradfords Building Supplies is believed to be the oldest builders’ merchant in Britain. Headquartered in Yeovil, the company …

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Bradfords’ first TV advertising campaign hits the airwaves

Bradfords Building Supplies, has launched its first ever TV advert to showcase its unbelievable Spring Deals to the trade. The advert airs on Sky Tv throughout May and early June and will target South West Trades. This is part of a multichannel campaign supported by radio, digital and external advertising. …

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Bradfords invest in latest Scottish paint trends

As part of its determination to keep on top of modern decorating trends, builders merchant group Bradfords have invested in a new decorating offer for customers. The range of tartan paint has been develop to enable customers in Bradfords’ south west heartland to emulate the decorating preferences of their Celtic …

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Church leads Snows Timber buy out

Snows Timber has completed a management buyout from previous owner the Bradfords Group led by managing director, Ian Church. The buy out team comprises Church, supply chain director Craig Willoughby and finance director Adam Cray. Snows is a national importer, processor and distributor of timber & timber products through its …

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Bradford welcomes local MP to Glastonbury

James Heappey, the MP for Wells visited the Glastonbury branch of Bradfords Building Supplies, the country’s oldest builders’ merchant, to learn how the company is responding to today’s low carbon challenge and helping his constituents with greener living. Heappey was welcomed by David Young, Bradford’s managing director, when he visited …

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Local MP visits historic Builders’ Merchants

John Penrose, MP for Weston-Super-Mare has visited local business Bradfords Building Supplies for a tour of their site and to meet staff. Bradfords Building Supplies are a historic success story, as the oldest known merchant at 248 years old, founded in 1770. In what began as a quarrying business, Bradfords …

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Bradfords staff get hands-on to build skills

Staff from the Bradfords Group were laying the foundations of great customer service by getting their hands dirty at a practical training session in Weston Super Mare last week. Ten staff from the Weston Super Mare branch were schooled in the arts of brickwork, fencing, rendering and slab laying to …

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