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MKM independent builder’s merchant opens new branch in Wallingford


MKM opens a new branch in Wallingford

MKM, the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant, has opened a new branch in Wallingford, bringing the network to 80 branches. The new branch is their first in Oxfordshire, and it creates 17 new jobs in the area.

The 1.2acre site is based at Lupton Road and is a one-stop-shop for local trade and retail customers. The team of local experts offers a wealth of experience and knowledge in all areas of building supplies.

MKM Wallingford is headed-up by two branch directors, Stephen Busby and Liam Baldwin, both delighted to be opening doors for business.


MKM Wallingford branch directors
Stephen Busby and Liam Baldwin – MKM Wallingford branch directors

Branch director Stephen Busby who brings 43 years expertise to the role commented: “It’s our ambition to make MKM Wallingford the best one-stop merchant in Oxfordshire and the point of reference for service levels locally. We are committed to creating a fantastic work environment for our new team, to ensure we retain the very best skills and people.”

Co-director Liam Baldwin added, “This is a really exciting opportunity. DIY and home improvement is hugely in vogue and the local construction industry in Oxfordshire remains as robust as ever – with a combination of new build estates, repairs, maintenance and extensions. In business, the opportunities are always there if you listen to the market and adapt accordingly.”

David Kilburn, founder of MKM Building Supplies Limited said: “Our new branch in Wallingford offers great potential for MKM. Feedback from local business has been that the building industry in the area is buoyant with much new investment.

“Our new team is very experienced, knows the local market inside out and has an in-depth understanding of what trade customers need – so we are really looking forward to the exciting opportunity this branch presents. I would like to thank the whole team in MKM Wallingford for their hard work and boundless enthusiasm in opening the branch. It is a fantastic achievement for the brand.”

MKM was founded in Hull, where the first branch was opened in 1995. It offers a one-stop-shop for building, plumbing & timber supplies, as well as offering kitchens, bathrooms and landscaping. The company has expanded organically to become the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant with 80 branches across England and Scotland.

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