Travis Perkins has opened the doors to its latest branch in Bristol with the help of former Bristol City winger, Scott Murray.
The Robins’ former star made more than 350 appearances for the team in the 1990s and 2000s, and was the guest of honour as Travis Perkins opened its new branch. As well as a chance to look around the newly relocated site, visitors had a chance to meet Scott who signed and gave away several Bristol City shirts and footballs to customers.
The 2.6-acre branch is one of the first to pilot Travis Perkins’ ambition to reduce carbon emissions by 90%, and will include electric forklift trucks and electric charging points. For the first time, the branch will stock bricks and its extended range will include timber, blocks, drainage and lintels. Travis Perkins has also increased its offering with its new Benchmarx kitchen display showroom which displays high quality kitchen ranges.
The new site boasts a new Hire Service where customers can hire tools and equipment. Customers can choose to shop online, by using the Travis Perkins app, or in branch. The app has been designed in conjunction with customers to enable them to check and order stock on the go at their personal trade prices in real time from their local branch.
Branch manager, Simon Brierley, said: “We’re really excited to have opened the doors to our relocated site to the tradespeople and builders of Bristol. We’re delighted to be offering hard landscaping for the first time as well as showcasing our new Benchmarx kitchen showroom and Hire Service. We have a great team in place and have everything you need, when you need it, all in one place. It’s all about doing what matters for the trade.”