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Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards Opens Gloucester MKM Store

Eddie ‘the Eagle’ with the MKM Gloucester branch team
  • MKM Gloucester launch glides to success, with a little help from Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards

MKM Gloucester has officially opened its doors in a flurry of excitement, with a helping hand from skiing superstar and national treasure Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards.

Ex ski-jumper and Olympian Eddie was delighted to lead the official opening of the new branch in Gloucester, located just around the corner from the dry ski slope where he learnt his legendary skills.

Coming from a long line of plasterers, Eddie was firmly at home at the builder’s merchant, where he delivered a motivational speech to the newly formed MKM Gloucester branch team, receiving a blizzard of applause.

Customers in branch were thrilled for the opportunity to meet and take pictures with the local legend, as Eddie soared down the heating and plumbing aisle like a pro and showed off his snowplough in the warehouse.

Local charity Gloucester Feed The Hungry – one of MKM Gloucester’s official community partners – were on hand to receive the proceeds of the fundraising efforts of the MKM Gloucester team, with a cheque for £580 presented to Founder Hashim Norat.

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Image : Hashim Norat, Founder of Gloucester Feed the Hungry, receiving a cheque with Rob Charles and Eddie

The funds raised will provide 1160 hot meals (enough meals to keep the project going for two and a half weeks) for those in need in the local community, including those experiencing homelessness and vulnerable senior citizens.  The branch is also partnering with Gloucester City AFC, a club that is committed to giving back to the local community as well.

MKM Gloucester is headed up by Branch Director’s Charles McArthur and Rob Caren.  Dubbed the dynamic duo in the merchanting sector in the South West, both Charles and Rob have developed excellent reputations in the local area and have extensive experience in the building and construction industry.

Charles McArthur, Co-Branch Director at MKM Gloucester, said: “Whether you’re an expert trades person, DIY enthusiast or looking to renovate your property, MKM Gloucester has everything you need to keep your project on track!

“We had a great day officially opening the branch to both trade and retail customers and we cannot wait to deliver excellent service to the region. From a first-class trade counter offering to our stunning kitchen and bathroom showroom, there’s something for everyone at the branch. We can’t wait to welcome people from the local community and beyond through the door over the coming months!”

Rob Caren, Co-Branch Director at MKM Gloucester, added: “We were so excited to welcome the brilliant Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards in branch – his unbelievable energy and enthusiasm certainly rubbed off on our team! To welcome someone who holds such a special place in the hearts of the people of Gloucestershire to support the launch was fantastic.

“At MKM Gloucester, our aim is to provide the best merchant experience to our customers.  As an independent local business, we are also committed to making a positive impact on our local community and giving back.  The team has committed to raising funds for Gloucester Feed the Hungry and will also be giving up their own time to help Hashim and his volunteers. This is just the beginning though, as we continue to identify more partners in the immediate area who we look forward to working with in the near future.” 

Creating 17 new jobs for the local area, MKM Gloucester, conveniently located on Newhaven Road in Quedgeley, is a one-stop-shop for all building materials. No matter the project you’re working on, the company offers an extensive product range with first class service, including free same day or next day delivery. 

And if it’s home and garden inspiration you’re looking for, the branch has a stunning kitchen and bathroom showroom, with MKM’s expert team offering free kitchen and bathroom design services.  There’s also an impressive outdoor landscaping display. Featuring all the latest styles and trends, from the traditional to contemporary, MKM’s friendly team are on-hand to help you every step of the way and bring your home visions to life. 

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Source : MKM 

Image : Eddie ‘the Eagle’ with the MKM Gloucester branch team

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29 November 2022

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