Sussex MP visits Covers’ Burgess Hill branch

From left to right: Neil Woods, Mims Davies, Henry Green and Terry Lace
From left to right: Neil Woods, Mims Davies, Henry Green and Terry Lace

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants (Covers) in Burgess Hill welcomed Mid Sussex MP and Minister for Employment, Mims Davies, for a tour of its depot on 9 October.

During the tour, Mims Davies discussed the government’s new Green Homes Grant scheme, which Covers is supporting.

The tour was conducted by the builders’ merchants managing director Henry Green who presented the MP with a Covers’ branded facemask and merchandise. He was accompanied by the depot manager of Burgess Hill, Terry Lace, and the company’s timber director, Neil Woods. 

Commenting on the visit, Henry said: “It was a pleasure welcoming Mims to our Burgess Hill depot. We were pleased to have the opportunity to demonstrate how we have adapted to the new working conditions with COVID secure premises. We also highlighted the strength of Covers as an independent family-owned business during the pandemic.”

Commenting on her visit, Mims Davies, said: “It was fantastic to visit Covers in Burgess Hill to see all the adaptations it has put in place to continue to trade safely. It has been incredibly difficult for businesses to operate and plan this year with the ongoing challenges of COVID-19. Therefore, it was great to see that Covers is still delivering superb products and services to its customers at near pre-COVID levels. With the increase in home and garden improvement projects taking place in mid Sussex during the pandemic, thereby protecting local jobs, it was also very encouraging to hear that home offices are having a positive impact on sales.”