The George Bence Group has opened its sixth branch, in Cheltenham.
Paul Bence, Group MD of the independent, family-run, 167-year-old business, commented: "Our industry has been very fortunate to have been able to continue trading through this extremely difficult phase for families and business.
"Our Company has remained open through the entire period, maintaining employment and service levels to our established client base. We now feel that it is the time to take opportunities in the marketplace, further increasing our product ranges, branch network and services to our region.
"The new branch focuses purely on the plumbing & heating segment with bathroom displays for trade & retail due to its prime location. We are extremely proud that we have managed to maintain and increase employment in our local area alongside providing an improved service to the community.
"We are looking forward to announcing another new branch later this year as we look to continue our long established family business well into the next generation."