MKM makes it 83 branches with Newark opening

Independent builder’s merchant chain MKM Building Supplies, is opening a new branch in Newark this week, bringing the total number of MKM branches to 83.

The 1.7acre site at Stephenson Way on the Brunel Drive Industrial Estate is designed as a one-stop shop for local building trade and retail customers.

The branch will stock a wide range of building essentials including a comprehensive plumbing and heating department, electrical, drainage, roofing, timber, doors, ironmongery and joinery. It will also offer a building takeoff service, brick matching and delivery service utilizing a new fleet of HGV and 3.5ton delivery vehicles. There is also a kitchen and bathroom showroom and landscaping display.

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MKM Newark branch director, Bill Burroughs says: “Newark is a thriving market town and there is an incredible amount of building projects in the area – from new build estates, repairs, maintenance and extensions. We are keen to support the local trade with their projects. I have recruited a fantastic team of 15 people with a combined knowledge of over 200 years in the industry! My ambition is to establish the best merchant in the area, promote the MKM brand name and grow a fantastic new branch with a great team serving a growing amount of customers to enable us to be successful and profitable.

“The whole team is excited to be opening the new branch and the wellbeing of our customers and staff is our absolute priority. We have strict social distancing and COVID regulations in place to ensure our staff and customers are kept safe.”

David Kilburn, Founder of MKM Building Supplies Limited added: “This is a really exciting opportunity. Our new branch in Newark offers great potential for MKM. Feedback from local business has been that the building industry in the area is buoyant with much new investment. Our new team is very experienced, knows the local market inside out and has an in-depth understanding of what trade customers need – so we are really looking forward to the exciting opportunity this branch presents. I would like to thank the whole team in MKM Newark for their hard work and boundless enthusiasm in opening the branch. It is a fantastic achievement for the brand.”

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