Kelkay becomes member of National Merchant Buying Society

Kelkay becomes member of National Merchant Buying Society

Kelkay, the manufacturer and distributor of aggregates, paving, fountains and garden features, has become a supplier member of the National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS).

The NMBS is a centralised buying society for independent builders and timber, hardware, plumbing and heating merchants. With over 1,000 members and 3,000 branches, its buying power exceeds £1.2 billion. The NMBS is non-profit retaining and owned by its members.

Kelkay joins a supplier portfolio of over 600 businesses in the society, having finalised a two-year trading agreement.

Speaking of the development, Antony Harker, Managing Director at Kelkay said: “NMBS is the most successful buying group in the UK and we are very proud to become members. It is a very exciting development of the business and we have already seen an increase in enquiries; the membership will offer Kelkay a range of fantastic opportunities.”

Kelkay will be exhibiting at the NMBS Exhibition on Thursday 16 April 2015 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. In 2014, over 650 members attended. This year’s event is expected to be the biggest to date, with offers available for the one day only.

Showing many of its most popular products, Kelkay is offering a free thermal mug to the first 250 visitors to its stand and an Apple TV with all orders over £1,500 excluding VAT.

The company will be on stand 262.

Kelkay’s brand portfolio includes Borderstone, Build Mate, easyfountain and Henri, providing retailers with a single source of supply for a wide range of garden products. These include aggregates, stone, water and garden features, paving, edging and walling, building materials, horticulture and winter products.

By promoting aggregates, paving and fountains with eye-catching point of sale, merchandising units and display stands, garden retailers have seen sales grow in these categories.

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