Beggs and Partners opened their new Derry City branch on April 12, providing another link in the growing network for the home of bathrooms, plumbing and heating.
It was the right time for them to make the move to the Maiden City, says Richard Robinson, Sales Director for Beggs and Partners. “We have always had a good customer base in the City, logistically it’s a great addition to our branch network; post lock-down the home sector has been busier than ever so it felt like the opportune time to make the move.”
Group Sales and Marketing Manager Nicola Flynn adds, “The Springtown Industrial Estate is a hive of business activity and our 10,000 sq ft new-build depot sits comfortably amidst many complimentary businesses, making it a destination shopping location for the home improvement market for the City, County and surrounding counties of Donegal and Tyrone.”
The branch provides the full range of plumbing and heating, gas and oil stock and there is an opportunity to develop the ever-growing heat pump sector. It’s in the safe hands of Branch Manager Gavin Harkin – well known locally for his knowledge, ability and customer service.
“Beggs and Partners are renowned for our stock holding capacity, with a ready supply of plumbing and heating goods ‘on the shelf’,” says Nicola, “this sets our trade sales counter apart from the competition. Our wider stock profile of commercial products simply isn’t on offer anywhere else in the City. And our own brand Instinct range provides our customers with incredible value from some of the most reputable brands in our industry.
“We have a 15-bay showroom and a dedicated Showroom Design Consultant, Rosie McEntee, who can design the most stunning bathrooms to suit any budget using the latest 3D design software.”
Always forward thinking, Beggs and Partners continues to adopt new ways of doing things; “It is important that we reduce our carbon footprint and become more environmentally friendly, so we have switched to electric forklift trucks in our warehouses and introduced the use of paper bags for goods sold at the trade counter, we know that small changes can make a big difference,” says Nicola.
Beggs and Partners only took possession of the new branch building in early March, so this opening represents an extremely fast turnaround for the company, admits Nicola. “Our team, headed up by our Operations Director Stuart Duncan have this process down to a fine art now; having expanded our network from five to 12 branches in eight years.”
The response from the City has been “excellent” says Nicola. Gavin adds, “We have had a great response from local trades and also the public with many customers discovering us for the first time.”
Springtown Industrial Estate, 4 Springtown Drive, Derry City, BT48 0LY
T: +44 (0)28 7122 5725