MKM Building Supplies has opened a new branch in Peterhead, Scotland, which was celebrated with an appearance from DJ Graeme Strachan at the launch ceremony, who broadcasted his popular Pub Shed Radio show live from the branch.
The builders’ merchants new 89th UK branch located on a two-acre site on the Sandford Business Park has already created 13 new jobs in Peterhead, with further opportunities on the horizon as the company establishes itself in the area.
MKM Building Supplies 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.
Heading up the store is branch directors Ali Hastie and Gavin Davidson, who have extensive experience in the building and construction sector, which, combined with their expert local knowledge, provides a fantastic base for making MKM Peterhead a big hit in the region.
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 that 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.”
Kate Tinsley, chief executive officer of MKM Building Supplies, concluded: “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.”
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