Tag Archives: Growth

Growth continues at independent builders’ merchant

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North East and Yorkshire independent builders’ merchant James Burrell has reported continued progress during a year in which they announced their largest investment to date. A multi-million-pound outlay in their 11th branch at Billingham has been instrumental in seeing the family owned and managed business leverage further operational and logistical …

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Plumbing & Heating merchants see double digit year-on-year growth driven mainly by inflation

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The latest figures from the Plumbing & Heating Merchant Index (PHMI) report show total value sales for January 2023 through specialist plumbing and heating merchants were +13.4% higher than January last year. Price inflation rose +11.6% over the same period, while volumes increased just +1.7%. With one more trading day …

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Cowal buys Catherwood Construction Materials

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Scottish builders merchant Cowal Building and Plumbing Supplies has bought Catherwood Construction Materials. Cowal, an established family-run business with four branches located in key areas along the West Coast of Scotland, will retain the Catherwood name and team, including general manager Kevin Ellis, and continue to invest in the business. …

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Stark Group welcome CVC Capital Partners Fund

CVC Capital Partners Fund VII has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of STARK Group, a leading distributor of heavy building materials in Northern Europe. STARK Group has grown rapidly in recent years through successful acquisitions and organic growth with a strategic focus on being a trusted partner bringing scale …

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MKM ranked 38 in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 Companies for 2019

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MKM Building Supplies Ltd is delighted to announce it has been placed at number 38 in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 League Table. The Top Track 250 ‘Ones to Watch’ list is compiled each year and ranks Britain’s top-performing, private mid-market growth companies by sales. MKM has reported an …

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Bull Products reaps rewards of 8% sales growth

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Bull Products, a manufacturer of fire protection equipment, is reaping the rewards of success, after an 8% sales growth this year. Over the last quarter, Bull has seen significant business growth including securing multiple global project wins such as Battersea Power Station, Paddington Regeneration Scheme and 1 Palace Street, London’s …

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Digby Stone continues to invest and grow

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Digby Trading Ltd continues to invest and grow welcoming Richard Banks as the newest member of the team as the new Area Business Manager. With a wealth of knowledge both in and out of the office Richard began his career at Marley Paving as one of their sub-contractors. From here …

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Growing KUDOS at 20 Years

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UK manufacturer, Kudos Showering Products are marking their 20th year of trading with ambitious growth plans for the business.  The company introduced new management into the business at the beginning of 2018 and their skillset and drive has transformed operations, giving Chairman and founder Bruce Ledwith a renewed confidence to …

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Flame spreads to Boldon


Flame Heating Group is laying down the foundations for continued growth and expansion after investing in a new head office. The 2,821 sq.ft building, located on Boldon Business Park, will replace the heating and plumbing merchant’s existing head office in Team Valley, which will remain the firm’s lead branch. Flame’s …

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Construction growth slows, says FMB

Growth among construction SMEs slowed in most parts of the UK in the third quarter of this year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s latest State of Trade Survey, which is the only quarterly assessment of the UK-wide SME construction sector, include: Construction …

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