NBG adds Manchester merchant

Independent builders merchant buying group National Buying Group has welcomed Manchester roofing and mixed building materials merchant Henshaws Roofing & Building Supplies, as a Partner.

Phil Bonar NBG New Partner Development Recruitment welcomes Henshaw Managing Director Adrian Shelley to NBG

Founded in 1985,  Henshaws has expanded its turnover three-fold since managing director Adrian Shelley bought the business four years ago, and the firm is now looking to capitalise on this and the opportunities that NBG Partnership brings. During this time, the business moved from its original Stretford location to a ‘superbranch’ at Trafford Park, opened new premises in Rochdale, and diversified from being solely a roofing merchant.

Shelley says: “The last few years have been brilliant for Henshaws, especially opening a larger branch at Trafford Park last December, which is a real badge of honour for businesses in Greater Manchester. However, this is a competitive industry so we can’t rest on our laurels – we needed to plan for the future, and that involved being in the right buying group.

“I was already aware of NBG through colleagues in the sector that were Partners there. I’ve known these guys for years and hugely respect their opinion, and they were all nothing but positive about the group when I asked, which means a lot. I also knew that NBG had a very strong position in roofing – they’re making massive progress in the sector and I wanted to be part of it. As such, joining NBG just seemed like a natural evolution.”

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Henshaws into NBG and see them take to group activities with such enthusiasm,” says Phil Bonar, New Partner Development & Recruitment Manager at NBG. “As our Partners often say, you get as much out of NBG as you put in, so the fact Adrian has got really involved this early is brilliant to see.

“Henshaws has already made waves in the Greater Manchester area, and we’re keen to help them continue their upwards trajectory. As an NBG Partner, we’re very confident the company will go from strength to strength, and we appreciate the trust Adrian has placed in us to help take Henshaws to the next level.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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