Anglesey-based builders’ merchant Huws Gray celebrates its 30th year in business during August.
Founded from a single branch, the company has seen exponential growth over three decades to become one of the largest independent builders’ merchants in the UK, with nearly 100 trading locations. Its ‘transformational acquisition’ of Ridgeons was completed in the autumn of 2018.
Terry Owen, Founder and Managing Director paid tribute to his colleagues, customers and suppliers when commenting: “We owe a huge thank you to our people, customers and suppliers for our success. Many of them have been loyal and stayed with us right from the start and there is no way we would be where we are today without their support. 30 years ago we set out with four staff in Gaerwen on Anglesey and a very clear vision which was ‘to put the customer at the heart of everything we do’ and that vision and ethos hasn’t changed now that we employ over 1,600 people all over England and Wales.”
John Llewelyn Jones, Founder and Chairman of the Huws Gray Group added: “Without a doubt, this year, as for most businesses, has been our most challenging yet. Despite the Covid-19 threat leading to the difficult decision to close for several weeks in March and April, we have been humbled by the fantastic commitment from our branch and head office teams. We are also extremely grateful to all our customers for their continued support during these challenging and uncertain times.”
The Huws Gray Group continues to push forward with ambitious plans for growth, with its most recent acquisition of Welshpool-based AC Roof Trusses completing just before lockdown.