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Bradfords supports women’s rugby with Exeter Chiefs sponsorship

South West builders merchant Bradfords Building Supplies is expanding its partnership with the Exeter Chiefs for 2020/2021 season, making it now one of the club’s main sponsors. As part of the new agreement, Bradfords will provide player sponsorship from Chiefs Fly Half and England international Henry Slade, and Women’s Captain …

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Three generations give Three Cheers for Bradfords’ 250 years campaign

 The oldest builders’ merchants in the UK, Bradfords Building Supplies, has launched its ‘Three Cheers’ campaign in celebration of its 250th birthday. The ‘Three Cheers for 250 Years’ campaign is also about raising a glass and recognising the value of collaboration, partnership and everyone in the industry looking out for each …

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Bradfords provides Sanctuary

Independent south west builders merchant Bradfords has won a four-year contract with Sanctuary Housing Group to supply plumbing and building materials in the South West. Sanctuary Housing Group manages more than 11,500 households across 12 counties in the South West and is committed to providing quality homes and services that …

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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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