Northern Ireland-based plumbing and heating supplier, Bassetts, has completed a £2 million investment programme and created 12 new jobs across its branch network.

This investment comes after impressive growth across the business and its tile sales in particular which have increased 45% year-on-year.

In 2017 so far, Bassetts has added over 37,000 sq ft to its operations, bringing its total to almost 400,000 sq ft, and has increased its total workforce to over 130 staff.

The company has expanded its Bangor showroom, opened a new Lisburn branch, which is double the size of its previous one, and opened its brand new Clady branch, which was acquired in late 2016.

The plumbers’ merchant is also set to make a major announcement in the new year regarding plans to add a 16th branch to extend its offering to County Fermanagh, meaning it will have a branch in every county in Northern Ireland.

Bassetts’ Managing Director Alan Wright said: “We have experienced remarkable growth over the past year, having secured new retail and trade customers across Northern Ireland. This has enabled us to invest significantly in our branch network, grow our team and continue to build on this success, extending our footprint across the region.

“I am thrilled with the work carried out on our branches so far and the benefits that these developments will bring to our customers, as well as our employees. I would like to thank every member of the 130-strong Bassetts team as this growth wouldn’t have been possible without their hard work, dedication and the top class service they give to our customers on a daily basis.” 

Picture caption: Left to right: Leighton Bancroft, Billy Clarke, Alan Wright, Ian Murray and James Kerrigan.