BBS reports growth amid expansion

BBS reports growth amid expansion

Bradfords Building Supplies (BBS) has reported that its total sales for 2017/18 rose by 19% with its turnover set to pass £150million in 2018/19.

BBS has continued to expand with 42 builders’ merchant businesses, 23 YPS plumbing branches, 23 tool hire branches and nine kitchen and bathroom showrooms. More acquisitions and green field sites are also planned for this year including a relocation of the Sherborne store to a purpose-built 2.5 acre site.

Last year the company is said to have focussed on hiring the right staff, recruiting branch managers with the aim of leading their teams, as well as the removal of unnecessary processes and procedures to allow branch teams to focus more on customers.

BBS has continued to invest in sales teams and sales support with three separate sales offices and more than 20 sales people on the road, all working closely with clients in the hope to add value through expertise and product and systems knowledge. The partnership team, which works with housing associations and service providers, is also reportedly growing.

BBS will also be launching a trade website in September to allow customers to order deliveries and make click and collect purchases as well as see invoices, proof of delivery and pay invoices. This trade website will aim to help customers save time and money by securely hosting all their account management.

David Young, Managing Director of BBS, said: “We are excited about the year ahead – our customer base is busy and market uncertainties do not seem to be slowing them down. The weather has clearly helped in recent months however the underlying local market dynamics remain strong and we are confident of maximising every opportunity in the years ahead.

“The business was established in 1770 and we look forward to 2020 and celebrating 250 years in merchanting. We are a family owned business and the future looks bright for another 250 years.”

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