National Buying Group (NBG) partners are continuing to report strong trading conditions, as evidenced by a number of new branch openings across the group. The latest launches are a new Cirencester branch for Building & Plumbing Supplies (BPS) and a new branch for County Building Supplies in Cheltenham.

BPS’s new Cirencester branch brings the company’s network of general merchant branches to six and follows hard on the heels of the recent opening at Southam last year. The Cirencester outlet stocks a wide range of building and plumbing supplies, timber, ironmongery and landscaping supplies.

“We’ve been looking to open a branch in Cirencester for some time,” said John Dibble of BPS. “The town fits well with our customer profile, and geographically it gives us an excellent base for tackling the Cotswolds.”

County Building Supplies operates a network of ten branches in the southern Midlands and Monmouth including garden machinery, building, plumbing, and kitchen businesses. The new branch, opening shortly, will be a plumbing and heating outlet with an on-site kitchen and bathroom showroom, complementing County’s existing general building branch in Cheltenham.

“The new branch in Cheltenham is part of our larger growth strategy, which includes a sizeable proactive sales force, a focus on green building and a strengthened management team,” said County managing director Martyn Rees. “Cheltenham is an excellent position for this type of business and, with a very strong manager in place, I’m confident that the new branch will flourish.”

NBG is the premier buying group for independent merchants with a focus on negotiating competitive buying deals. It has 82 partner merchants who collectively have nearly 300 outlets across the whole UK making it the only buying group with truly national coverage. NBG aims to be the UK’s most professional, progressive, reputable buying group with excellent hassle free systems for merchants and suppliers alike.