MKM Building Supplies recently opened its 54th and 55th branches with the help of an industry VIP.

The two stores are in Louth and Blackpool, each creating 16 jobs. A special event to celebrate the new openings was attended by Builders Merchants Federation Chairman Peter Hindle MBE.

Louth is MKM’s third location in Lincolnshire, and Blackpool is its fourth in Lancashire.

David Kilburn, Executive Chairman, said: “As a Hull-founded company, we’re delighted and proud to have the opportunity to establish ourselves in Louth and Blackpool.

“MKM puts the customer at the heart of everything it does - we hope the MKM formula proves popular as popular in Louth and Blackpool as it has elsewhere.”

Mark Thomas, Branch Director at MKM Louth, said: “The hand-picked team we’ve put together in Louth are buzzing to get started and show customers what MKM is all about: exceptional customer service, highly competitive pricing and an enviable product range.

“We can only encourage those in Louth and the surrounding area to give us a try for their next building project!”