NBG Partners’ businesses are continuing to show strong and continued growth with 18 new branches and showrooms opening in the last year alone. The pace of new branch openings, acquisitions, and refurbishments has picked up considerably in 2016 as NBG Partners help to drive the recovery in the merchanting sector, propelled by strong growth in RMI.

NBG Partners are typically dynamic local businesses with a strong commitment to growth, service, quality and innovation. This entrepreneurial characteristic means that many NBG Partners are expanding and growing their businesses by acquisition, new branch openings, and diversifying into different sectors such as plumbing and civils. The opening of strong kitchen and bathroom showrooms was a strong trend with both smaller and larger merchants forging new business in this way.

There are now 82 merchant partners in the group with a combined turnover in excess of £850 million and nearly 300 branches spread across the UK from the Channel Islands to the north of Scotland making it the only buying group with true national coverage.

New branches since 2015:

Frank Key: acquires Clower & Son (Nottingham) Limited

  • PGR: acquires Connect Plumbing and opens new flagship timber depot in Brentwood
  • Hughes Forrest Ltd: acquired Bolderson Roofing Merchant in Pontypridd and opened new kitchen and bathroom showroom in Blackwood.
  • UK Plumbing Supplies Ltd: new branch and new showroom in Bicester
  • Palladium Building Supplies: new Ivybridge branch opening October
  • Tec Supplies Group: flagship kitchen and bathroom showroom, Maldon
  • Grant and Stone: new branch in Oxford and new bathroom showroom in Bicester
  • Bell Plumbing Supplies: Brownhills and Redditch
  • BPS Ltd: new branch at Southam
  • Parker Building Supplies: new kitchen showroom Angmering, new heavyside branch in Newhaven (including training academy)
  • GPH Builders Merchants Ltd: new branch, Stonehaven
  • Buildit Gloc: refurbished flagship branch at Gloucester and new branch at Malmsebury
  • Kellaways: acquired Western Timber and Building Supplies, adding two new branches
  • Myers: opens a new branch in Leeds
  • Protraders – Sunbury New partner with one new branch

NBG has also seen its branch count increase with the addition of new Partners Map, Protraders and DW Nye joining NBG’s growing membership as part of a steady growth trend in the last twelve months.

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