Just prior to Christmas, Huws Gray announced its third acquisition of 2015 – and its first-ever acquisition in the South Manchester area – with the purchase of Stockport-based Brick Market (trading as Woodford Building & Plumbing Supplies).
Director Dewi Morris commented: “We’ve been looking to add to our branch network in the Manchester area for some time now, and this acquisition can’t come at a better time for us. This will significantly help to strengthen the Huws Gray’s brand awareness in the North West and also introduce our presence in south Manchester. We’re looking forward to build on the fantastic work that the Jenkins family have done here and further develop the branch alongside the existing team in 2016 and beyond.”
Established in 2000 as a family firm, Brick Market Director Mr Jenkins said: “As a family firm we’ve had great success over the last 15 years, we’ve invested heavily in the property and stock. We’re delighted to be leaving the business in such good hands as they are looking to improve and invest even further. We’re excited to see what’s in store for Brick Market under the Huws Gray umbrella.”
Huws Gray now employs 570 employees in 47 different trading locations, with the addition of the new Stockport branch significantly strengthening its presence in the north-west. MD Terry Owen is excited about the company’s plans for 2016, stating: “As a company, Huws Gray is always looking to invest in our existing branch network as well as adding new locations, so that we can keep pushing the company forward as well as ensuring we can offer our employees new challenges and opportunities.
“We anticipate making further announcements in 2016 with a view to further strengthening our presence throughout the north-west, the Midlands and throughout Wales. We’d like to thank all our customers, employees and suppliers for the key roles they have all played in helping Huws Gray get to where we are today.”