South Lanarkshire Building Supplies acquired by Rodger Group


02nd Dec 2019


h&b are pleased to welcome Larkhall based South Lanarkshire Building Supplies. SLB have been acquired by the Rodger Group, parent company of M&J Builders Merchants, who joined h&b in 2013.
The acquistion of South Lanarkshire represents the forth trading location for the Rodger Group.
SLB has a great four-acre site in a superb central Scotland location in Larkhall, and the business has a strong local loyal trade base and a superb landscaping offering built up over 20+ years’ trading.
“SLB has a great site with a lot of stock and is the only Bradstone Premier Paving Centre in Scotland. The learning process between the two businesses will certainly be a two way street, moving forward”, says Mark Rodger, Managing Director of Rodger Group., “Acquiring the company has more than doubled our turnover as a business and while it has been a big change in mind set, it has all worked so well, mainly because of the close synergy and similarity between the two businesses.”
“SLB is already a very successful business, with a great reputation for service. Being part of the enlarged Group will bring opportunities for growth and new avenues for development. It is an exciting prospect both for M&J and for all at SLB” says SLB Director, Stephen Queen.
“Being part of The h&b Buying Group allows us to have access to better buying across all our products and our buying group’s collective turnover is fast approaching £1 billion from its 90+ members, enabling us to negotiate the best deals with the manufacturers,” said Mark, “Being a family run independent business, however, we can still offer that personal service. “SLB compliments our already well-established brand in Scotland and this new acquisition fits exceptionally well with our vision to be the best provider of building products in the eyes of our customers, employees, suppliers and communities.”
“The existing SLB branch management team as well as all staff are staying in place in their current roles and we are excited about combining operational expertise and knowledge and aim to share best practice from all our business units to create an improved and growing Scottish organisation.”

h&b are pleased to welcome Larkhall based South Lanarkshire Building Supplies. SLB have been acquired by the Rodger Group, parent company of M&J Builders Merchants, who joined h&b in 2013.

The acquistion of South Lanarkshire represents the forth trading location for the Rodger Group.
SLB has a great four-acre site in a superb central Scotland location in Larkhall, and the business has a strong local loyal trade base and a superb landscaping offering built up over 20+ years’ trading.
“SLB has a great site with a lot of stock and is the only Bradstone Premier Paving Centre in Scotland. The learning process between the two businesses will certainly be a two way street, moving forward”, says Mark Rodger, Managing Director of Rodger Group., “Acquiring the company has more than doubled our turnover as a business and while it has been a big change in mind set, it has all worked so well, mainly because of the close synergy and similarity between the two businesses.”
“SLB is already a very successful business, with a great reputation for service. Being part of the enlarged Group will bring opportunities for growth and new avenues for development. It is an exciting prospect both for M&J and for all at SLB” says SLB Director, Stephen Queen.
“Being part of The h&b Buying Group allows us to have access to better buying across all our products and our buying group’s collective turnover is fast approaching £1 billion from its 100+ members, enabling us to negotiate the best deals with the manufacturers,” said Mark, “Being a family run independent business, however, we can still offer that personal service. “SLB compliments our already well-established brand in Scotland and this new acquisition fits exceptionally well with our vision to be the best provider of building products in the eyes of our customers, employees, suppliers and communities.”
“The existing SLB branch management team as well as all staff are staying in place in their current roles and we are excited about combining operational expertise and knowledge and aim to share best practice from all our business units to create an improved and growing Scottish organisation.”

Contact Details

Suite 22-23 Shenley Pavilions,
Chalkdell Drive,
Shenley Wood,
Milton Keynes,
MK5 6LB