This strategic move marks a significant step in Lanlee's growth strategy, building on its 37-year legacy in the building supplies industry.

Lanlee Supplies, a well-established family-run business specialising in fencing and timber, has joined the h&b Development Group.

From its beginnings as an agricultural supplies company 37 years ago, founded by the father of the current Managing Director Michael Leeds, Lanlee Supplies has demonstrated remarkable resilience and adaptability. The company successfully navigated the 2007 foot and mouth crisis, transforming into a thriving fencing and timber merchant.

Now, Lanlee is embarking on another strategic shift by joining the h&b Development Group. This move aligns with Lanlee's growth strategy, leveraging the group's buying power and market presence to diversify its product range and enhance procurement processes.

Leeds said: "Aligning with h&b is a key part of our strategic plan. We're planning to utilise the group's extensive deals and resources to improve our existing offerings and diversify into new product areas.

"Access to top brands in the building industry through h&b will enable us to fulfil our growth and development plans. These include expanding our product diversity, extending our geographical reach, and strengthening our wholesale operations to other fencing suppliers in the region."

Lanlee's decision to join h&b reflects its commitment to evolving and enhancing its service and product offerings to its loyal customer base. The h&b Development Group, renowned for facilitating improved profitability and competitive pricing for independent builders' merchants, presents an ideal platform for Lanlee's ambitious growth objectives.