Huws Gray acquires ST Group and Cornerstone

Huws Gray acquires ST Group and Cornerstone

Huws Gray continues to expand after acquiring three companies in St Helens – ST Group, Qualplas and Cornerstone Building & Landscaping Products.

The Anglesey-headquartered builders’ merchants completed the deals at the end of January, making it six acquisitions in five months for the company.

ST Group is a timber & builders’ merchant with over 60 years of trading experience. Also part of the January acquisition was Qualplas, ST Group’s sister company.

ST Group Managing Director, Andrew Smith commented: “We’re delighted to be leaving ST Group in such good hands. Our business was founded by my father-in-law Bill Jelley and since its early beginnings our dedicated team have worked hard to get to where we are today. I’m confident that Huws Gray will take the business forward to another level and build on the great reputation we have in St Helens.”

Huws Gray also acquired Cornerstone Building & Landscaping Products, which is an independent company, specialising in bricks and landscaping products. Cornerstone Director, James Woodyer said: “I would like to thank all the loyal staff at Cornerstones for all their hard work during the last five years, building a successful business from scratch, and wish them every success in the future with Huws Gray.”

Huws Gray’s new presence in St Helens links in with the recent acquisitions in Formby (Merseyside) and Woodford (South Manchester), as well as the existing brick specialist centre in Warrington.

Terry Owen, Huws Gray Managing Director, commented: “The St Helens acquisitions are exciting and come with new challenges for Huws Gray; they are excellent fits for us in terms of location and business potential. We are looking forward to developing the branches through a commitment to Company values which stress passion and energy for our work allied to training and development.”


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