h&b Group is sent to Coventry


01st Nov 2019


The latest recruit to the membership of billion pound independent merchant buying group h&b is Coventry-based BB Builders and Timber Merchants. The heavy-side specialist joins h&b’s 98-strong merchant membership on 1 November 2019.

BB is a one-branch merchant turning over an impressive £8m a year from its Coventry depot. The branch services contractors, roofers, ground workers and retail customers with a wide range of heavyside building products and timber, delivering across the West Midlands, Warwickshire and beyond. Established for more than fifty years, BB has a strong local reputation as the independent merchant that the trade trusts.

BB joined h&b on the personal recommendation of other members and suppliers to the group – the best kind of endorsement. “h&b came highly recommended by so many people and since I had known some of the h&b team for many years in various guises, joining was a logical step for us,” says BB’s Steve Haley. “The benefits for us are plain to see. Better deals with the best brands, and more of them. h&b has a really wide range of suppliers so we can offer our customers more of the brands they want at a competitive price.”

But as well as improved margins, BB will see other benefits from h&b membership. “h&b deals will make our purchasing processes much quicker, easier and more streamlined,” says Steve. “But is also a massive advantage to be able to network with fellow merchants who are running similar business, facing the same challenges and finding solutions in the same marketplace as us,” he says. “And every one of them understands what it’s like to be an independent merchant too.”

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