The branch is designed to be a one-stop shop for both local building trade and retail customers, offering a wealth of expertise and an extensive range of products
MKM Building Supplies, the UK’s largest independent builder’s merchant is delighted to be opening its 73rd branch in Birkenhead next Monday (20 July), the first since the COVID 19 crisis and creating 13 much needed jobs in the area.
MKM Birkenhead is a spacious, new build facility situated on a 2-acre site in a great location at New Chester Road, Birkenhead. The branch is designed to be a one-stop shop for both local building trade and retail customers, offering a wealth of expertise and an extensive range of products.
The launch of the branch which been delayed for several months due to the national lockdown, opens under the management of an experienced team and with social distancing measures in place to ensure staff and customer safety.
MKM Birkenhead will showcase a wide range of building essentials including plumbing and heating, joinery, under floor heating, brick matching and take off service.
The branch will also feature a stunning kitchen and bathroom showroom and landscaping display, offering free designs and consultations to help customers get their projects off to a great start.
MKM Birkenhead is headed up by Branch Directors, Chris Winskill and Phil Morris, who are both delighted to finally open the doors for business.
Winskill said: “The new team is really excited about opening up. We do have more challenges than usual for a new branch and are doing things differently, but I believe that if we get it right from the start then we can turn these challenging times around into something more positive, starting with 13 new jobs created in the local area at a time we need them most.
"We are starting with an extremely experienced team, between us with over 120 years in merchanting. We are hoping to grow this team in time, as we build our relationships with our customers and the community.”
Winskill has worked in merchanting, DIY and home improvement for 17 years in various management roles. Having started in the business at the age of 16, he has worked his way up to Branch Director.
Morris, who has over 25 years experience working with local trade in The Wirral said: “Our goal is to offer exceptional customer service to our local trades people and retail customers alike. This has been a tough time for trade and our team is looking forward to welcoming customers and supporting their projects and installations.
"Our staff and customer’s safety has been paramount in planning for our opening and I have been really impressed by how the whole team has pulled together to prepare for the launch of our new branch.”
David Kilburn, CEO MKM Building Supplies Ltd, added: “The last few months has been a challenging and unprecedented time for business, but we are heartened and encouraged by the support of our trade customers and the resilience of our staff. This positive spirit is just what we need to rebuild.
"Merseyside poses a great opportunity for MKM, the building industry in the area has always been buoyant and we have great faith that by working together with local trades people we can rebuild business to be better and stronger than ever.”