NBG Partners’ businesses are continuing to show strong and continued growth with 18 new branches and showrooms opening in the last year alone. The pace of new branch openings, acquisitions, and refurbishments has picked up considerably in 2016 as NBG Partners help to drive the recovery in the merchanting sector, propelled by strong growth in RMI.

NBG Partners are typically dynamic local businesses with a strong commitment to growth, service, quality and innovation. This entrepreneurial characteristic means that many NBG Partners are expanding and growing their businesses by acquisition, new branch openings, and diversifying into different sectors such as plumbing and civils. The opening of strong kitchen and bathroom showrooms was a strong trend with both smaller and larger merchants forging new business in this way.

There are now 82 merchant partners in the group with a combined turnover in excess of £850m and nearly 300 branches spread across the UK from the Channel Islands to the north of Scotland making it the only buying group with true national coverage. NBG has also seen its branch count increase with the addition of new Partners Map, Protraders and DW Nye joining NBG’s growing membership as part of a steady growth trend in the last 12 months.