Myers launches expansion drive

James Berry (left), the managing director of the Myers Group.James Berry (left), the managing director of the Myers Group.
James Berry (left), the managing director of the Myers Group.
The YORKSHIRE company which helped to turn the British Museum into a towering attraction is poised to grow after securing a key strategic acquisition.

Building products and services company, the Myers Group has bought Bulk Builders Merchants for an undisclosed sum.

Huddersfield-based Myers Group is a family owned business, with companies in sectors ranging from quarrying to concrete production.

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The business employs 350 people across Yorkshire, has a turnover of £40m and is managed by the fourth generation members of the Myers family, the brother and sister team of James and Katie Berry.

The acquisition of Leeds-based Bulk Builders Merchants marks the start of expansion plans that will see the company invest in its quarrying business, Johnsons Wellfield.

Myers Group plans to expand its range of products, and it is also seeking to increase its number of builders merchants branches across the region.

Commenting on the acquisition, James Berry, the managing director of the Myers Group, said: “Bulk Builders Merchants has an excellent reputation and strong trading base.

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“It is also a family owned business and shares our focus on providing great service.

“This acquisition marks the start of a period of expansion across the group that will see us invest in our brands and seek good value acquisitions.”

The Myers Group operates the Readymix brand, which was founded in 1959 and now operates four plants in Huddersfield, Brighouse, Skipton and Penistone.

The group’s quarry business, Johnsons Wellfield, has supplied natural Yorkstone to projects including the South Bank, Paternoster Square and the British Museum in London. It also secured work in connection with supermarket chain Morrison’s headquarters in Bradford.

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Mr Berry added: “It’s about growing the business sustainably.

“The key thing is not losing the family values.

“We want to pass on a strong and bigger business to the next generation.”

David Gale, the managing director of Bulk Builders Merchants, said: “Over the years
we have worked hard as a family to build a great business that
supports builders across Leeds. The Myers Group shares our values.”