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Huws Gray kicks off annual landscaper competition

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Building on its previous success, the Huws Gray’s Landscaper of the Year competition is back for the fourth year running. Sponsored by industry-leading companies Pavestone and Global Stone, the competition gives landscapers the opportunity to put their skills and expertise in the spotlight by submitting images of their completed landscaping …

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Huws Gray and John Barnes surprise customer

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Independent builders’ merchant, Huws Gray has given away a Grono pod worth £15,000 to one of their customers and football legend and competition ambassador John Barnes presented the prize to the winner. The competition has been open to all customers purchasing from any Huws Gray or Buildbase store throughout the …

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Record number step up to Huws Gray landscape challenge

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Builders merchant Huws Gray has announced that the winner of its Landscaper of the Year award, sponsored by Pavestone and Aco, is A&R Landscapes. The competition aimed at Huws Gray landscaping customers invites participants to share images of their completed landscaping projects. Each year the company uses the opportunity to …

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Huws Gray chooses Freefoam

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Huws Gray has chosen Freefoam as a supplier considering the company’s route to market as best-suited to its model. Kris Jones, category manager for flat roofing, building products and external cladding at Huws Gray, said: “Freefoam offer the complete package in terms of what we need for a roofline partner. …

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Obituary: John Llewelyn Jones: Huws Gray company chairman

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It is with great sadness that BMJ announces the news from Huws Gray Group that Company Chairman John Llewelyn Jones passed away on Sunday 14th August 2022. John co-founded Huws Gray in 1990 with Terry Owen, and had been its Company Chairman for 30 years, championing the economic growth, local …

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Grafton and Huws Gray complete the merchant deal

Six months after the shock announcement that merchant group Huws Gray had bought the traditional merchanting businesses of Grafton Group in Great Britain, the latter has announced that the divestment went through fully on December 31 2021. The acquisition of the Grafton businesses doubled the number of Huws Gray branches …

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Huws Gray: Grafton acquisition to double network


The acquisition of the Grafton GB Merchanting business from Grafton Group plc will turn Huws Gray into the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant, it was announced this morning. The £520m deal comprises approximately 200 merchant branches and 3,500 people. Terry Owen, founder and chairman, of Huws Gray said: “We are …

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Huws Gray buys Grafton’s mainland traditional merchanting businesses

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Huws Gray, the Anglesey-based private equity-funded independent builders merchant group, has today bought the Buildbase, Civils & Lintels, PDM Buildbase, The Timber Group, Bathroom Distribution Group, Frontline and NDI brands from Grafton Group plc. In the year to 31 December 2020, the Business reported revenue of £828.2 million (2019: £1.02 …

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Burnley opening for Huws Gray

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Builders merchant group Huws Gray has opened a new branch, at Eastham Place, Burnley. The new branch  significantly strengthens Huws Gray’s presence in Lancashire and is perfectly located to connect with existing branches in the local area and is the latest strategic development of the group’s ambitious expansion plans, through acquisitions, …

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Huws Gray buys merchant branches in Keighley and Bradford

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Independent builders’ merchants, Huws Gray has bought Bradford-based Uriah Woodhead & Son, and its sister branch, Nelsons of Keighley, as part of the merchant’s ambitious expansion plans. Uriah Woodhead & Son has been serving the local industry needs for 154 years, run by five generations of the same family. Matthew …

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