H&B Group has announced that it has recruited one of the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchants – Bradfords Building Supplies.

With 41 branches predominantly in the West Country, Bradfords is one of the fastest growing builders’ merchants in the UK and joins the new-look H&B Group, effective from 1 November, 2017. This news follows the recent announcement that TBG has also become a member of the fast-moving buying group.

Bradfords Managing Director David Young said: “These are exciting time for us and joining H&B Group was a logical strategic step for us at this time. We are closely aligned, not only in terms of our supplier base but more significantly in terms of our ethos and vision as to how independent groups can develop in an ever-changing market place.”

Nick Lander, Managing Director of the H&B Group, added: “Last week we announced the creation of the ‘development group’ to help smaller independent merchants play a more active part in our organisation. Today, we are announcing that one of the biggest independents in the UK is joining H&B Group - another significant milestone in the evolution of group strategy.

“Bradfords is an excellent fit for us as we look to continue to strengthen our heartland in England and Wales, and we believe our new partnership with them confirms our values of mutual respect, vision and inclusiveness, which continues to set us apart in the industry.”