Huws Gray buys merchant branches in Keighley and Bradford

Independent builders’ merchants, Huws Gray has bought Bradford-based Uriah Woodhead & Son, and its sister branch, Nelsons of Keighley, as part of the merchant’s ambitious expansion plans.

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Uriah Woodhead & Son has been serving the local industry needs for 154 years, run by five generations of the same family.

Matthew Owen, head of acquisitions for Huws Gray said: “The acquisition of Uriah Woodhead & Son and its sister branch, Nelsons of Keighley, marks our commitment to grow Huws Gray in West Yorkshire and beyond. We are truly optimistic for what the future holds and excited to acquire a company whose history, reputation and great customer service is at the forefront of what they do.”

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Paul Jaggar, director of Uriah Woodhead & Son, added: “We are pleased to be the latest acquisition by Huws Gray. The company is very well known and respected in the industry for their expertise and service. With their passion and vision, we know that they will drive the business forward and that the future looks really exciting for all those involved.”

This acquisition is the second in West Yorkshire in a month for Huws Gray, after the recent purchase of Milford Building Supplies in Leeds. As they join existing branches in Bradford, Heckmondwike and Horbury Bridge, Market Weighton and Burnley, this acquisition significantly strengthens the company’s presence in the county.

The Huws Gray Group is committed to growing the business through further acquisitions and creating more opportunities in branches and support centres on Anglesey and in Cambridge.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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