Bradfords Building Supplies goes from strength to strength

Bradfords Building Supplies (BBS) is reaping the rewards of expansion with turnover set to pass £150 million in 2018/19.

Thanks to a loyal customer base and continued investment in the expertise of staff, total sales for 2017/18 rose 19%.

Bradfords Building Supplies continues to expand with 42 builders merchant businesses, 23 YPS plumbing branches, 23 tool hire branches and nine kitchen and bathroom showrooms. More acquisitions and green field sites are planned for this year including a relocation of the well-established Sherborne store to a purpose-built 2.5-acre site.

BBS continues to invest in sales teams and sales support. There are now three separate sales offices and more than 20 sales people on the road, all working closely with clients to add value through expertise and product and systems knowledge. The partnership team, which works with housing associations and service providers is also growing.

BBS’s consumer retail website is performing well, and its trade website will launch in September. This will allow customers to order deliveries and make click and collect purchases as well as see invoices, proof of delivery and pay their invoices. This trade website will reportedly help customers save time and money by securely hosting all their account management.

David Young, managing director of BBS, said: “We are excited about the year ahead – our customer-base is busy and market uncertainties do not seem to be slowing them down. The weather has clearly helped in recent months however the underlying local market dynamics remain strong and we are confident of maximising every opportunity in the years ahead.

“The business was established in 1770 and we look forward to 2020 and celebrating 250 years in merchanting. We are a family-owned business and the future looks bright for another 250 years.”