Jersey Building Supplies, the only independent builders merchant on the island, has become the latest graduate from h&b Development Group into the h&b Buying Group. A combination of turnover growth, commitment to the approved supplier base and excellent engagement in group activity, had made the Channel Island-based merchant an ideal candidate for elevation to the main h&b group as an associate member.
The h&b Development Group was created as an opportunity for small to medium-sized independent merchant businesses to take advantage of h&b’s industry-beating buying deals and business support to grow turnover, profitability and professionalism. It provides smaller merchants a proven pathway to membership of the main buying group and all the benefits that offers.
Established in 2007 s Jersey’s, Jersey Building Supplies began as a timber merchant but soon evolved into an all-round merchant selling a wide variety of light and heavyside building materials from a single depot in St Peter right at the heart of the island. This is the first time that Jersey Building Supplies has been part of a merchant buying group, attracted by h&b’s buying deals which the firm is using to grow and develop the business, opening up new trading opportunities and product areas. As well as access to great buying deals from the biggest brands in the building industry, membership of h&b gives Jersey Building Supplies access to training, selling resources and other added value services.
“Joining a buying group for the first time was a big decision for us as an independent merchant business, but we knew that h&b would unlock some great opportunities for us to grow” says Jersey Building Supplies’ Chris Bysouth. “The professional culture at h&b has really helped guide us through the whole process and being able to speak to fellow members who have been there, done that, will be a great advantage for us.”
h&b is a truly national merchant buying group with sales over £1bn a year though its growing membership of more than one hundred independent builders merchants with 300+ branches nationwide. h&b offers its merchant members a real opportunity to improve profitability and grow market share by being part of the most progressive buying group in the UK. Suitably qualified independent merchants can apply to join at https://www.handbgroup.com