Huws Gray opens new builders merchant branch

Anglesey-based builders merchant Huws Gray has acquired a new branch in Rhuddlan near Rhyl.

Huws Gray opens new builders merchant branch

The acquisition of the old John Hughes Roofing Supplies site at Marsh Road in Rhuddlan takes the number of Huws Gray locations throughout north Wales, Shropshire and the north-west to 33. The branch network runs from Pwllheli to Wigan and from Tywyn in mid Wales to Telford, with the head office in Llangefni on Anglesey.

The new branch is the company’s first in Denbighshire.

Huws Gray managing director Terry Owen said: “Whilst our acquisition of Ainscough Building Supplies near Wigan in August 2010 enhanced our presence in north-west England, as a company we are delighted to be able to add another Welsh location to our branch network.”

“The location in Rhuddlan is a perfect fit for us in terms of location and business potential. Not only does it take us into Denbighshire for the first time, but alongside our existing branches in Colwyn Bay (Mochdre), Prestatyn (Gronant) and Flint, it will significantly enhance our presence along the north Wales coast.”

Huws Gray expects the new branch to be open to the public and trade customers in March.

“We are actively recruiting a management team and staff for the branch, and I would be more than happy for anyone who is interested in being part of a dynamic and successful team to get in touch with me directly on or via our website,” Owen said.

“It will be a mixed branch selling heavyside and lightside materials as well as continuing the site’s old tradition of specializing in roofing. We are a positive company and we’ll be hitting the ground running this January. In addition to getting Rhuddlan up and running, we will be refurbishing and even relocating within our existing branch network, investing in new IT capacity to improve efficiencies and, as always, looking to add to our portfolio.”

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