South-West based Kellaway Building Supplies has purchased Worcester-based Premier Timber and Builders Merchant, bringing its branch total up to 12.
The acquired business will be relocated from the current site to more suitable premises within the same trading estate, creating greater space to offer an increased range of stock and vastly improved facilities for both customers and staff, the firm said, with the new site scheduled to be up and running in early 2017.
2016 has proved a big year for the firm; Kellaway acquired the business Group Head Office in Bristol, the WTBS business in Bridgwater and a new company-wide IT infrastructure, with further investment across its branch network to come. Kellaway has also been shortlisted for the 2016 Independent Merchant of the Year Award, with the winner to be announced later this month.
Managing Director, Julian Milligan stated “I am delighted to be welcoming all of the Premier team into the Kellaway Group. We see Worcester as a vibrant, growing city and a great opportunity to extend our reach into a new geographic market. This purchase further develops our branch network enabling us to better meet our customers’ needs, wherever in the region their work takes them. This year has been a busy and successful one for us and emphasises the company’s commitment to growth across new markets and to remain an independent merchant.”
Premier’s Manager, Collette Curtis, will continue in her role and added “We are all very excited about joining the Kellaway Group and see an extremely bright future for the branch. The staff and I are delighted to be part of a larger organisation that gives us security, investment and career development as well as generating more benefits for our customers.”
Kellaway Building Supplies, an independent family business was established in Bristol in 1982 and now has branches in Bath, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire as well as North and South Somerset.