Craig Millar and the MKM team in Glasgow.

MKM Building Supplies opens 40th branch

Published:  20 September, 2013

MKM Building Supplies is proving life begins at 40 with the opening of its latest branch.

The Hull-based company turned 40 this week as its new outlet in Parkhead, Glasgow opened its doors to trade and public.

Six new branches are also due to be operational by the end of next year, as the company moves to increase market share in Scotland and the south and west of the country.

The latest store in Glasgow is designed as a one-stop shop for tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts alike and employs specialist teams to advise customers on all aspects of building work.

Branch director Craig Millar, who has more than 35 years’ experience in the building supply trade in Scotland, said: “We haven’t had an independent in Glasgow for many years so the arrival of MKM will help diversify the local market and introduce a more customer-friendly way of doing business.

“Certainly the success of our other Scottish branches would suggest we are on our way to building a very strong brand here and the Glasgow branch will go a long way to furthering that process.”

The new branch is entirely powered by solar energy and biomass and is to become a centre of excellence for green building materials and techniques, including customer demonstrations on renewable technology and innovation.

MKM chief executive David Kilburn said he was very excited to be opening the company’s 40th branch.

“Glasgow is a fantastic city with warm and friendly people, and we feel the MKM way of doing business – which centres around offering a more personal and tailored service – will suit the culture well,” he said.

“We have come a long way since starting out 18 years ago, yet despite our ongoing expansion, we have always stayed true to the values on which we were founded.”

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