North west timber specialist Illingworth Ingham has bought Waterloo Timber, a Clitheroe timber merchant with mill and machining facilities.
Illingworth Ingham, a member of the h&B independent buying group, was founded over 90 years ago in Manchester and operates from a seven-acre site in Trafford Park Manchester plus depots in Stockport, Hyde, Stretford and two branches in Macclesfield. It includes 150,000 square feet of warehousing, and machining, treatment and finishing facilities for a wide range of hardwood and softwood timbers.
Waterloo Timber is well-established with tradesmen in its local community and with a strong reputation as the go-to location in the town for all things timber. It will retain its own branding within the Illingworth Ingham family.
The Illingworth Ingham management team has worked closely with h&b through the process to transform the Waterloo Timber branch. “The whole h&b team has been immensely helpful in getting the new branch fully stocked as a h&b Group member branch,” says Illingworth Ingham’s Adrian Thornley. “The group’s suppliers have also been very supportive in stocking the branch at a time when availability of product is something of an issue – being part of h&b has made the stocking process possible.”
Illingworth Ingham is part of h&b’s growing community of more than 100 independent merchant businesses with in excess of 280 branches across the UK that are benefitting from the group’s superior buying deals.