MKM Building Supplies’ new Peterhead branch was said to be music to the ears of the trade and general public when the merchant officially opened the doors of its new flagship branch in North East Scotland.
Customers attending the launch event were treated to a special guest appearance from local radio presenter, DJ Graeme Strachan, who broadcast his popular Pub Shed Radio show live from the branch. Visitors on the day also had the chance to take part in a host of fun activities, including a Supermarket Sweep-style game which saw DJ Graeme give-away some MKM-branded merchandise to customers live on air, from hoodies and t-shirts, to mugs and pens.
MKM also invited Linda Reid, a volunteer at Age Peterhead, a charity that provides vital services to the elderly and disabled people in Peterhead and the wider region, to officially cut the ribbon and declare the branch open.
The new depot – which includes a kitchen, bathroom and flooring showroom – is located on a two-acre site on the outskirts of the town and has already created 13 new jobs in Peterhead, with further opportunities on the horizon as the company establishes itself in the area.
Headed up by experienced Branch Directors Ali Hastie and Gavin Davidson, MKM Peterhead is the company’s 89th branch opening across the UK. Gavin said: “We are thrilled with the opportunity we have here and are really looking forward to the challenge ahead. Our ultimate goal is to provide a level of service that many tradespeople or the general public wouldn’t have ever experienced before from a merchant. We are setting the bar high because we want to become people’s first point of call whenever they think about any building, landscaping or home improvement project.”
Ali added: “We are extremely proud to be officially opening our doors. Getting here has been the result of a lot of hard work and commitment, so we’d like to thank all the team here for their efforts.
“As an independent business, being able to play our part in supporting the local community is also vitally important to us. We are delighted to be supporting Age Peterhead, a charity that does so much in the local area, and it was great Linda could come down to the branch to cut the ribbon for us. Our support will hopefully make a huge difference over the coming months and years.”
MKM CEO Kate Tinsley commented: “Ali and Gavin have such a pedigree in the sector and in the local Peterhead area. It’s the expert team we have in place here, coupled with MKM’s breadth of product offering and commitment to customer service, that we believe gives us all the ingredients to make MKM Peterhead a success. I wish them every success.”
MKM has also just announced that on Monday 18th of October, darts legend Bobby George will be hosting a series of darts-based challenges for customers at the official opening of its next new branch in Canterbury.