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MKM To Open 129th Branch In Workington, Cumbria

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MKM Building Supplies (MKM), the UK's proper independent builder's merchant, will open its 129thbranch in Workington, Cumbria on 24th June. Open to tradespeople and the public, the new branch will create 20 new jobs for the area. 

MKM Workington will be led by Branch Director Phil Bold, a born and bred Workington local who has over 19 years’ experience in the building sector. Mr Bold joins from another well known builders’ merchant, where he worked his way up through the ranks to become branch manager of the largest branch in the North of England.

“The opportunity to lead MKM Workington and support the creation of 20 new jobs in my hometown is a privilege. Local customers have lacked a choice of merchants for years, and we’re set to change all that. In total, our team have over 180 years of combined trade experience between them; customers can expect a beautiful showroom to inspire their build projects, well stocked shelves, and the best local, knowledgeable team to service them. Oh, and free tea and coffee of course. Bring your marras for a look!” 

He continued “Nationally, MKM is renowned for its commitment to supporting local charities and communities and I’m passionate about the opportunity we have to create positive change for the area. We want to embrace being part of the Lillyhall family but also the wider West Cumbria community. We’ll be supporting, sponsoring, and advocating for local businesses and causes, including Workington RNLI and Cockermouth Mountain Rescue, local sports clubs, schools and care homes.  

With a substantial covered space for timber, the Workington branch will stock a large range of building materials, with standout brands including Kingspan Insulation, Velux Windows, Brett Martin Drainage, Global Stone, Marshalls, Siniat Plasterboards, Visqueen, K-Rend, Ecorend and more.  

“MKM Workington is going to be a stunning new merchant set in the most accessible location in town,” said Mr Bold. For trades, the branch offers multiple benefits, including flexible delivery options and next day delivery service, cross-hire tool services - with plans to expand to full tool hire offerings - early opening times from 7am Monday to Friday and single points of contact with all sales staff for easy contact. The branch will also support tradespeople with personalised prices, flexible credit limit from £1,000 - and 60-days interest free credit.  

“If it’s inspiration customers’ are after, our stunning, state-of-the-art MKM kitchen and bathroom showroom is unlike anything you’ll find in any other builders’ merchants, and for those in need of some advice or expertise, our team are experts on civils, roofing, timber, landscaping, tiling, building materials, drylining, tool hire, kitchens, bathrooms and plumbing and heating. To locals, we want to be the ‘big yellow building down the road’ and our customers can always expect us to be welcoming, helpful and provide the products and services they need. 

"We want every customer that walks into our branch to feel welcomed and supported, whether they're a seasoned contractor or a first-time DIYer," emphasised Bold. "Our team is ready to provide expert advice, competitive pricing, and a customer-centric shopping experience. We can bring in specialised products our customers want, and ongoing training and development means we’ll always be on top of modern trends and methods.” 

Open Day invite

Tradespeople, the public and local media are invited to drop into the MKM Workington branch grand opening on 24th June where ‘Bricky’ MKM’s 6ft 5” mascot and representatives from local charities MKM are supporting will be in attendance. Find them: MKM Workington, Lilly House, Workington, CA14 4JR. 

Source : MKM

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20 June 2024

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