Bernard Exton Supplies, based in London and the home counties, is the latest partner to join the group of independent builders merchants.

Marc Dalrymple (pictured), Director at Bernard Extons, said: “After talking to some other local independent merchants we were told about the major advantages of joining a buying group, such as NBG.

“As a small independent we are always being squeezed with prices by multinational companies and the expanse of online trading. We believe joining NBG will give us a better starting platform to offer a wider range of products to our customers.”

Speaking of the new partnership, NBG’s Managing Director Nick Oates said: “We’re thrilled to announce that Bernard Extons is joining NBG. Their vast experience in roofing will make them a valuable member to our community.”