Independent plumbers merchant TAPS, part of Thompson Building Centres, has opened a branch in North Yorkshire.
The new branch, at the Yorvale Business Park in York, is the first time the company has expanded out of its North East heartland.
The branch, which will serve both trade and retail customers, features a bathroom showroom, warehouse and trade counter.
The move takes the total number of branches to eight and has created five jobs.
Managing director Anne Ganley said: “It has always been a great ambition of mine to expand into Yorkshire. To finally be able to open our first Yorkshire branch in York is a great honour and I am extremely proud that Taps can now be associated with York’s rich history.”
Taps has branches in Sunderland, Newcastle, Gateshead, Durham, South Shields and now York.