Timber specialist joins H&B group

Independent merchant buying group H&B has recruited leading London timber specialist Fulham Timber to its ranks.

Fulham Timber Joins HB Jan 19

Fulham Timber is a family-owned builders merchant based in Brixton and established in 1984. It turns over more than £12m per annum from a branch network in Balham, Brixton, Colliers Wood and Croydon, supplying a full range of timber and other building materials to local tradesmen, contractors, and the general public. The company also runs a thriving saw mill in Colliers Wood.

“We are very excited about the opportunities that H&B membership will bring to Fulham Timber,” says Fulham Timber director Will Dobbs.

“We are looking to continue the company’s growth trajectory and believe that the competitive buying deals that H&B offers, and its excellent rebate system, will make a real difference to our growth potential as well as our bottom line. Margins are very tight in timber at the moment and being part of H&B’s great deals will offer us the margin protection that will allow us to grow.

“We felt we had outgrown our previous buying group and were looking to take the next step,” he continues.  “We did a lot of research and after conducting full due diligence, we chose H&B for more than just its great buying; for its flexible and accommodating style. We also believe joining H&B will streamline and improve our buying, especially since we have recently centralised our whole buying process. And we will have access to a broad portfolio of products which will allow us to expand our product offering and improve profitability across a wide range of goods.”

“We are really pleased that Fulham Timber has taken the decision to join our growing membership,” says H&B managing director Steve Parkins. “The profile of the typical H&B partner is dynamic, locally strong, and with a real commitment to growth, service, quality, and innovation. As such, Fulham Timber fits H&B’s membership criteria perfectly.

“We work hard to ensure that the onboarding of new members is painless and seamless, supporting them in taking advantage of our great deals as quickly as possible without disrupting their business.”

H&B has sales approaching £1bn a year though its growing membership of independent builders merchants. Currently over seventy-five H&B merchant members, with more than 215 branches, are trading in partnership with around 280 suppliers.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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