MKM Building Supplies has opened a new branch in Newent, bringing 14 jobs to the market town near Gloucester.

The new branch at Newent Business Park becomes the builders’ merchant’s 48th nationally.

With a product portfolio catering to the public as well as trade, MKM Newent will contain the merchant’s usual array of landscaping, plumbing, roofing, heating, timber and building supplies.

The branch will also have state of the art kitchen and bathroom showrooms. With a dedicated kitchen design specialist, the showroom will enable customers to be inspired and create their dream home environment.

Having opened in Honiton, Devon last year, Newent is MKM’s fourth southernmost branch, symbolising the steady success of the 22-year-old merchant’s ongoing national expansion plan. Branches were opened most recently in Crewe, south Manchester and Galashiels.

The new opening is being celebrated with several offers and competitions; as well as free bacon butties, there will be the opportunity to win a series of prizes.

Paul Donaldson, one of two Branch Directors at the Newent Business Park site, said: “We’ve put together a fantastic team of local people here at MKM Newent. We’ll be showing Newent and the surrounding areas what MKM’s award-winning brand is all about – a fantastic product range, great prices and unbeatable customer service.

“My team are delighted to have this opportunity to strike up some fantastic relationships with the public and trade – pop in for a coffee, butty and a chat!”

Picture caption: Branch Directors Paul Donaldson and Gareth Presley with the MKM Newent team at the Newent Business Park location.