Smith Brothers continues expansion with three new locations

The Smith Brothers have continued along its path of sustainable expansion with its addition of three new locations this year, taking its branch network to 20 branches across the UK.

Hull Branch outside
The Smith Brothers new Hull branch.

SBS Dundee opened in Q2 this year, and new locations in Hull and Exeter opened earlier this month.

Steve Walmsley, Hull’s branch manager, said: “After over 30 years in the industry, I am excited by this new opportunity as Branch Manager of SBS Hull. The site has recently opened, and we will deliver the excellent customer service our customers demand in this fast-paced industry, all while living the Smith Brothers promise of staff, stock and service!”

The branch in Hull is a 19,500+ sq. ft. unit and is strategically located on the A1165 leading into the centre of Hull. The Sutton Fields Industrial Estate connects the inner and outer ring road networks, allowing easy access across, and in and out of the city of Hull, with the main docks also within easy reach.

SBS Exeter became Smith Brothers’ most southernly location upon opening this month and sits on the M5 corridor going into Devon and Cornwall.

Exeter Branch
The Smith Brothers new Exeter branch.

Its 18,000+ sq. ft. unit is located on the Sowton Industrial Estate, offering prime access to J29 on the M5 and road networks leading into the centre of Exeter.

Geoff Dove, branch manager, said: “The new team at SBS Exeter are excited to have opened! The team has over 60 years of collective industry experience and is ready to start serving the Devon and Cornwall customers. We have strategically chosen a strong location minutes away from the M5 junctions 28 and 29, giving our customers easy access to our branch. We will offer a daily delivery service stretching from Lands’ End to Bristol. I look forward to revisiting old customers and friends in the industry and showcasing what Smith brothers can offer from a service and stock perspective.”

Following the success of SBS Glasgow since opening in 2020, Smith Brothers expanded further into Scotland when a new branch in Dundee opened in Q2.

Dundee Outside
The Smith Brothers new Dundee branch.

SBS Dundee’s 35,000+ sq. ft. unit is located within Claverhouse Industrial Park on Charles Bowman Avenue. It is situated on the north side of Dundee and is adjacent to the A90, a dual carriageway that runs from Dundee to Aberdeen.

Grant Purdom, branch manager, said: “We aim to provide the North of Scotland with the high level of service it deserves. We are a team of dedicated professionals who want our customers to enjoy every interaction with the branch. We will offer customers the stock they want when they want it.”

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