George Lines has now become part of Lords Builders Merchants

Published:  29 January, 2016

George Lines, an independent civils merchant based in West London, has become part of Lords Builders Merchants.

George Lines has been a long standing independent civils builders merchants for over 60 years, the business has been led by Mark Bone who will join Lords and continue to manage George Lines as a separate division within Lords Builders Merchants.

Shanker Patel, CEO of the Lords Group, said: “I have known Mr Bone for many years and our businesses share the same culture of putting our customers and colleagues first. George Lines has a tremendous reputation within its niche sector and we are delighted to have the opportunity to join this business to our existing builders merchants in London.”

The two businesses have had a supplier-customer relationship for over 10 years and George Lines will continue to trade under the same name with Mark Bone remaining with the business alongside his existing team all of whom will be continuing to work with Lords and the enlarged business.

The transaction also marks a watershed for the Lords Group as the company signifies its ability to work with potential independent merchants seeking to exit or move their business forward.

Alongside its former Burdens branch in Hayes, the group will have a significant presence in the local civils materials market. With infrastructure construction forecasted to grow, Lords are seeking to capitalise on being one of the only independent builders merchants with a civils speciality in London.

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