Stephen (left) and Mark Richardson of James Burrell

Merchant invests £2 million in new branch

Published:  19 October, 2018

James Burrell is expanding its reach within Yorkshire, with the announcement of a new £2 million branch.

The 4,452m sq site, in Rotherham, will be the tenth for the family-owned builders' merchant and is expected to open in spring 2019. It will create around a dozen new jobs and will provide services to a diverse range of clients, including large developers and owner-managed businesses, across Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster.

It will feature a 264m sq office and trade counter area, displays, a warehouse and onsite vehicles. As with existing branches at Ossett and York, it will offer a full range of civils, drainage, timber, roofing, insulation and heavyside building materials.

The announcement follows a wave of investment by James Burrell this year, with £250,000 pumped into its existing Ossett branch to provide a dedicated trade counter and office space. The company has also upgraded its site in Blyth and opened a new branch in Morpeth.

Mark Richardson, Joint Managing Director, said: “We are very excited to reveal the plans for our new South Yorkshire branch. The area has a wealth of talented and experienced professionals operating at all levels across the building trade, and so it feels a very natural progression to bring our reliable, trusted service to their doorstep.

“We are proud to be an independent merchant who truly cares about the communities in which we operate. Our recent growth is a result of the dedicated and knowledgeable teams we employ in each of our branches. It is their expertise, coupled with efficient service and an effortless sales process, which keeps our customers returning.”

Stephen Richardson, Joint Managing Director, said: “It’s wonderful to be announcing our tenth new branch, which is the culmination of a year of significant investment for our business.

“We are an ambitious company and the team have built a well-deserved reputation for delivering consistently fantastic service. Any customers in South Yorkshire who have previously visited a James Burrell branch can expect the same reliable, no-hassle experience from our latest location.”

Established in 1877, James Burrell is a family owned, full-service builder’s merchant with nine established branches across the North East and Yorkshire: Morpeth, Gateshead, Newcastle, Sunderland, Blyth, Stockton, Bishop Auckland, Ossett and York.

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