Bolton has received a boost in its building and DIY offering with the opening of a new, independently run MKM Building Supplies branch. The 2.4-acre site is located on the Meridian Business Park, Manchester Road. The new branch offers building, landscaping, plumbing and heating and timber supplies alongside a kitchen and bathroom offering, complete with in-branch showrooms, all for both trade and public. MKM Bolton has generated more than 20 new jobs for the local area and is the latest independently run branch across the growing MKM Building Supplies network.
Tony Masters, co-branch director, MKM Bolton, said: “We’re delighted to be open after a lot of hard work to get to this point,”
“Our being here signals a significant expansion of choice for the building and DIY markets in and around Bolton. We offer all the plumbing, heating, landscaping and timber supplies you’ll need, alongside a wide civils portfolio and a high-spec kitchen and bathroom offering, with an in-branch showroom that enables customers to see our latest designs.”
“Being independent is a huge positive both for us and the trade and public in the area,” said Wayne Critchley, co-branch director, MKM Bolton.
“It means you get good local knowledge from a team that is locally established, alongside a fair and welcoming customer service offering and competitive pricing.”
MKM Bolton celebrated its opening alongside local charity, Bolton Wanderers in the Community (BWitC). The initiative seeks to harness the power of the football club to drive positive change across Bolton and Greater Manchester. The two announced a new, year-long partnership at the launch, with an initial donation of £1,000 being given to mark the new collaboration.
Masters added: “We’re local people ourselves, and so we wanted to work with a charity that is able to give back to the community we know and love, and BWitC achieves that. The majority of staff here are also Bolton fans, who we’ve been aware of the charity’s excellent work for the local area for a while”
“The £1,000 is our initial donation to mark the beginning of the partnership, but we already have plans for further fundraising activities throughout the year. Community is a big part of our branch identity, and so partnerships like this enable us to give back to the local area we live and work in.” Continues Critchley.
Kate Tinsley, CEO of MKM Building Supplies, said: “As the largest independent builders’ merchant in the country, MKM values outstanding service, excellent local and industry knowledge and a comprehensive supply offering, and these are what we look to provide the communities surrounding our branches with,”
“I wish MKM Bolton all the best in its new venture and am confident it will provide the best quality service to their evolving community.”