Beggs and Partners, Northern Ireland’s largest independent plumbing and heating merchant, has expanded into the wider UK market with the acquisition of Essex-based SX Heating and Plumbing Suppliers Ltd.
SX Heating and Plumbing Suppliers Ltd is a thriving business with four branches, successfully operating in the Essex and London region for over ten years.
Ian Beggs, Director, Beggs and Partners, explains, “Beggs and Partners have 60 years of solid merchanting experience in our home market, and despite the 2008 downturn we have seen consistent growth year on year.
“Our core objectives are built on the fundamentals of; supplying the highest quality goods, at the best value prices, with professionalism, expertise and unwavering customer service. We saw immediately a natural alignment with SX Heating and Plumbing and understood the real opportunity to develop in a new market. Not only will this move bolster business for Beggs and Partners, it will underpin jobs and encourage future growth throughout the organisation.”
This move has been 18 months in the planning and will increase operating the company’s outlets from six to ten depots, boosting turnover by a third to over £40million.
Beggs and Partners currently employs 120 people throughout six branches in NI, and this latest acquisition will see that number rise to 160 employees with the real prospect of future growth.