Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has welcomed Dame Caroline Dinenage, the Conservative MP for Gosport, to its depot on April 22.
Dame Caroline was given a tour of the depot by manager Jamie Dent who explained its operations and products, as well as how the business gets involved with community projects and charitable giving.
Dame Caroline also met Covers’ managing director, Henry Green and marketing manager, Ben Gale. The Green family has been running the independent business since the 1940s.
Dame Caroline Dinenage MP said: “Covers is a great local success story, serving the South Coast for 175 years. It was great to meet the team at Covers Gosport to learn more about their history and how they are still making a difference with their local customer service and support for community projects. It was welcome to hear their passion for product sustainability and their role in protecting our environment.”
Jamie Dent, depot manager of Covers Gosport, added: “We’ve worked hard to become one of the leading businesses in the area. We’ve built a loyal customer base and encourage the local community to use us for their construction and DIY needs. It was a pleasure to welcome Dame Caroline as part of our 175th anniversary celebrations and show her around.”