MKM hits a century with 100th branch opening

MKM hits a century with 100th branch opening

MKM states it is proud to announce the opening of its 100th branch, which officially opened its doors in Bromsgrove on Friday 23rd September.

The company began life as a start-up business, founded in Hull, 27 years ago. From its modest beginnings with just five people in a 5,000sq ft shed, MKM now has over 2500 employees with branches across the UK mainland. On the day, the cutting of the ribbon to declare MKM Bromsgrove officially open was performed by the company’s joint founder David Kilburn, and CEO Kate Tinsley.

The opening event itself attracted hundreds of local customers alongside special guests, ex-Aston Villa and England footballer Dion Dublin, along with Kevin Ward, Bromsgrove’s Town Crier. Patrons from The Harry Bennett Foundation (HB9 Foundation) – a local charity set up in memory of the life of a Bromsgrove teenager – also attended the event and the branch  has pledged its ongoing support to the charity, with Dion presenting a cheque for £1,500 on behalf of the business.

The 100th branch opening will be followed shortly with further new outlets in North Walsham, Lincoln North, Bury and Manchester as the business states that its “current growth of branches will continue at a pace”. MKM emphasizes that its “unique business model is a central lever to its expansion”, giving Branch Directors a stake in their own business and “driving extraordinary performance”.

Explaining the fundamental ethos behind MKM, CEO Kate Tinsley said: “It’s about providing the highest levels of customer service by employing local people who have the drive, knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to deliver this from premises built around today’s discerning customer.

“As local people serving local people, it provides MKM with the opportunity to play a significant role in the local community. The Bromsgrove branch is already working with local charitable organisations to assist in their fundraising activities. As a business. MKM supports many hundreds of charities, local sports teams and community projects across the country.”

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