Bence moves upwards and onwards

Published:  08 September, 2010

CHELTENHAM: Builders' Merchant George Bence & Sons has announced that Paul Bence is stepping into the role of managing director.

Mr Bence, who has worked for the family-owned company for eight years said: "Ian Crowe has done a tremendous job in broadening the business base of the company over the past four years and I intend to continue his excellent work, by adding value to the company.

'After 156 years of family ownership I am committed to the family values that are fundamental to a business model which succeeds, thanks to the energy, commitment and professionalism of our loyal and experienced staff.

"With this in mind, there will be further emphasis on the flexibility that we can offer as an independent builder’s merchant and I look forward to forging stronger relationships with our customer base and establishing countless new accounts."

Mr Bence also said that there will also be a greater focus on creating new markets in which the company will prosper, which will start with an immediately available competitive kitchen range to match the ‘Howdens’ offering.

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