IBC has announced that three independent builders' merchants have become new members.

Bolt Building Supplies Ltd (based in Halstead, Essex), Hancock & Brown Ltd (of Swansea), and Hertfordshire Timber & Building Supplies Ltd (based in Letchworth) have joined the independent buying group.

IBC’s Membership Manager, John Murphy, said: “IBC has spent the last few months reviewing a number of key deals while growing a fiercely passionate and experienced membership team covering the whole of the UK. This has allowed us to grow our membership with high quality independent merchants, like the ones we are thrilled to bring into the group this month.

“Our membership team are out with our members regularly and work closely with them and our approved suppliers to show them the benefits that switching to an IBC approved deal brings to them. They are also working hard on the growth of the group and will continue to identify the right members for IBC and our supplier partners."

IBC’s founder and CEO Vick Patel added: “The market is going through one of the biggest changes in many years. The level of uncertainty regarding Brexit and the challenges everyone in our industry is facing is something we have to take seriously and our team have been working tirelessly to ensure our members and our suppliers are given the right support, to enhance resilience.

“IBC is closing in on its tenth year and, with 2017 being all about change and preparing the group for the future, 2018 is poised to be the most exciting year for the business."