Builders' Merchants News
Ashford Heating Supplies joins NBG
Published:  02 July, 2013

Ashford Heating Supplies is the latest plumbing and heating specialist to join the National Buying Group (NBG).

Over the past 25 years, cousins Cliff Payne and Tanya Payne, owners and founders of Ashford Heating Supplies, have grown their £3m business through marketing and a clear focus on providing outstanding customer service. A strong retail offering had been created from a showroom featuring over 20 suite displays.

The company is currently undergoing a major refurbishment and expansion. The showroom is being extended to 4,500 sq ft and will feature 55 display bays, a separate tile studio and will be fully air conditioned, with a children’s area and new customer toilets.

By demolishing a derelict building facing the London A30, a large customer car park is also being created.

The grand opening is scheduled for late summer 2013 and a regional radio advertising campaign is planned.

Nick Oates, NBG managing director, said: “Ashford Heating Supplies will provide further expertise and strength to our plumbing and heating offering, which is one of NBG’s fastest growing sectors. We are delighted to welcome them into the NBG community and look forward to working with them to strengthen our purchasing agreements and grow our suppliers’ sales.”

Mr Payne added: “NBG, with its competitive agreements, professional structure and strong support for its suppliers, was an easy choice for us. We look forward to participating within the group and see this decision as a vital step forward for our future development and ambitious plans.”