TV’s Lewis the Dulux Dog has made a guest appearance at MKM’s branch in Anlaby, Hull. Meanwhile, the merchant recently opened its 49th branch, this time in Warrington.
The iconic Old English Sheepdog popped by the MKM Building Supplies’ branch to celebrate the unveiling of a new Dulux Trade Paint Mixer. The celebrity pooch, famed for his long hair, looked particularly fetching as he posed for fans, many of whom had travelled especially to see him.
The event was held on the final day of the school holidays. Along with face painting for the kids, Lewis was the star attraction. Turnout for the famous canine was said to be outstanding, with selfies being the order of the day.
Since making his first appearance in a 1961 black-and-white television advert, the Dulux Dog has become an instantly-recognisable, celebrated figure on British TV sets. Although there have been several Dulux Dogs, all are selected from a closely-related pedigree breed, and most have won ‘Best in Show’ prizes at dog competitions as well as made cameo TV appearances.
Glenn Paddison, Branch Director at MKM Anlaby, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to welcome such an historic (and well-behaved!) figure to the branch.
“After a fair few selfies, it’s safe to say that everyone has had a great time, particularly the kids! The new trade paint mixer, is another valuable asset for MKM Anlaby’s portfolio of products.”
MKM Building Supplies has also continued its national expansion, opening a branch in the Cheshire town of Warrington.
The Hull-based merchant has been embarking on a strategic growth initiative, selecting locations throughout the country to launch new branches. The newest branch is the company’s 49th nationally and fifth in the north-west, with the merchant having plans to open more branches in 2017.
Ian Greenhough, one of two Branch Directors at the Winwick Road location, said: “Anyone popping into this new branch is going to be served by a carefully-selected team of local people and specialists.
“MKM has gained a national reputation for excellent customer service, great prices and expansive product range – and that’s exactly what we hope to be bringing to trade and the general public in and around Warrington.”