Huws Gray Group acquires Higgins Building Supplies Ltd

Huws Gray Group are delighted to announce the acquisition of Higgins Building Supplies Ltd based in Wellingborough & Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire.

Established in 1866 by Thomas Henry Higgins, the company has been under the stewardship of five successive generations of the Higgins family.  The family-owned builders’ merchant, which now operates from a 4.5-acre site and landscaping centre in Wellingbrorough plus a third site in Irthlingborough, offer a wide range of supplies for the trade and public.

Matthew Owen, Head of Acquisitions for the Huws Gray Group, commented: “This latest acquisition of a well-known and highly respected company in the industry is a perfect fit for us to strengthen and expand our branch network. We’re not just buying a business; we’re buying over 150 years of history and we are looking forward to working alongside the existing teams and learning from their industry leading landscaping offer.”

Speaking of the sale, Nigel Higgins, the company’s current managing director, said: “We owe our longstanding success to a combination of factors. This includes a belief in offering a wide range of high-quality, competitively priced products backed by the highest levels of service and friendly, expert advice.  A culture we know is shared by the Huws Gray Group and we are sure that we are leaving our loyal staff and customers in good hands.”

With the company’s recent acquisitions Huws Gray Group are one of the fastest growing independent builders’ merchants and this latest acquisition significantly strengthens the Huws Gray Group’s presence in the East Midlands and signals a move for the Company in connecting their established sites in the North West and South East.