Huws Gray adds Higgins

Acquisitive builders merchant group Huws Gray has bought independent Higgins Building Supplies Ltd based in Wellingborough & Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire.


The family-owned builders’ merchant, which now operates from a 4.5-acre site and landscaping centre in Wellingbrorough plus a third site in Irthlingborough, was established in 1866 by Thomas Henry Higgins, and has been under the stewardship of five successive generations of the Higgins family.

Matthew Owen, head of acquisitions for the Huws Gray Group, said: “This latest acquisition of a well-known and highly respected company in the industry is a perfect fit for us to strengthen and expand our branch network. We’re not just buying a business; we’re buying over 150 years of history and we are looking forward to working alongside the existing teams and learning from their industry leading landscaping offer.”

Higgins’ current managing director Nigel Higgins, said: “We owe our longstanding success to a combination of factors. This includes a belief in offering a wide range of high-quality, competitively priced products backed by the highest levels of service and friendly, expert advice. A culture we know is shared by the Huws Gray Group and we are sure that we are leaving our loyal staff and customers in good hands.”


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