THE NATIONAL Buying Group (NBG), Britain’s buying group for independent merchants, has added to its list of partners by welcoming About Roofing Supplies Ltd, Alltype Roofing Supplies Ltd and Peterhead Hardware & DIY Ltd.
About Roofing Supplies, founded in 1998, operates four branches across Surrey and West Sussex and is now a first choice for local contractors. Managing director Jason Rivolta said joining NBG would allow the firm to access better deals, whilst maintaining its position as a trusted, local independent merchant.
Jason said, “We want to be able to deliver our personal approach with the professionalism expected of a much larger business. We thought it was the right time for us to join a support network of industry professionals, start building relationships and getting the right products at competitive prices.”
Alltype Roofing Supplies, that opened its doors in 1979 in south east London, has also joined the group. The independent merchant is one of the region’s leading specialists in roofing supplies.
Managing Director Vince Bick, said: “We are pleased to have joined National Buying Group. We feel the group strengthens the industry and the independents that are so crucial to it. The long-standing relationships that NBG has with its members is a testament to value it brings. We are very much looking forward to being part of it and building a long-term partnership with the group.”
Third new member, family-owned Peterhead Hardware and DIY Ltd, formed in 1997 and based north of Aberdeen, supplies trade and the public through a single branch. The central location houses both North East Timber Supplies supplying timber, building and plumbing supplies and Taylor Made Interiors supplying a range of British and German kitchens and bathrooms.
Peterhead Sales Director Michael Taylor, said: “Other merchants in our area and across Scotland are NBG members so we’ve been aware of the group for some time. Joining NBG will mean we can continue to work with similar suppliers but will have access to more products and deals. For us, it was the clear option.”
Nick Oates Managing Director at NBG, said: “We’ve had a strong start to the year and are incredibly pleased to be welcoming three new partners to NBG in such a short space of time. To hear that NBG’s reputation precedes it and that new partners are joining after positive feedback from their local merchants is fantastic.
“We’re very much looking forward to working closely with Alltype Roofing, About Roofing and Peterhead Hardware and DIY Ltd and are excited to see what else is in store for NBG this year.”