James Burrell Builders Merchant has opened its 10th branch worth £2 million, and welcomed the local mayor, Cllr Jenny Andrews, for an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

The brand-new Rotherham site of 2.5 acres features facilities including; a 264sqm office and trade counter area, 28,000sq ft of warehouse, multiple on-site vehicles and brings 15 new jobs to the area.

The facilities allow for the branch to stock an extensive range of civils, timber, insulation and heavyside materials and to further enhance their customer offering in the Yorkshire area.

The company hosted an official opening day to welcome the branch into the James Burrell family which was attended by customers and suppliers such as Stonemarket, Ox and Michelmersh. The opening day was bustling with local trades-people, seeing the new facilities that are now on offer and taking advantage of the product discounts, supplier deals, free food and give-aways.

Cllr Jenny Andrews said: ‘I’m really passionate about developments happening in Rotherham, so it is fantastic to see such an established builders’ merchant bring their service to the town and I know James Burrell is going to be a fantastic addition to our business community’.

Richard Day, Regional Sales Manager at James Burrell, added: ‘It’s a really exciting time for James Burrell with us opening our most southern branch and showcasing our reliable service to the Rotherham and South Yorkshire building trade. It’s also great to have the support of the local council and to have Cllr Jenny Andrews carry out the official ribbon cutting.

It was brilliant to welcome so many customers through the door at our opening day and we look forward to building upon our trading relationship. We will be hosting several supplier mornings with exclusive opening deals in the coming months, so keep an eye out on our social media for further information”.

The opening of the new site follows a wave of investment for the family-owned company, with £250k pumped into the existing Ossett branch to provide a new trade counter and office space, a renovation of their Blyth site and a brand-new branch in Morpeth.