James Burrell is celebrating the opening of its ninth store in Morpeth, Northumberland, after a £1 million investment in the region.
The new 7,800m2 facility is located on Coopies Lane Industrial Estate, and was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by a host of suppliers, including Paslode, Velux, XL Joinery, Harley Davidson, Evans Cycles and Jennings Ford.
The branch includes a brand new trade counter for customer collections and sales, a warehouse and a yard. The investment has created 11 new job roles employing local people in operations and customer service.
James Burrell has over 140 years history operating in the region, and has an established network of branches across the North East and Yorkshire. Other branches are located in: Blyth, Bishop Auckland, Gateshead, Morpeth, Newcastle, Ossett, Stockton, Sunderland and York.
The builders merchant provides a wide range of building, timber and sheet, civils and drainage, roofing, landscaping, joinery products and hardware and tools, among other products.
James Burrell expects the new branch to draw in thousands of customers each year from Morpeth, Alnwick and the surrounding areas, serving a wide range of trades.
The merchant held an opening day for local tradespeople on 5 September to give customers the chance to meet the Morpeth team and check out the full product range.