Company News

Awards Season

We are really excited to share with you that not only have we been nominated for finalists in the Builders Merchant Awards - Hard Landscaping Display of the Year, but NMSB has also been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious Hampshire Business Awards, for Contribution to the Community, and Business of the Year. As well as qualifying to be included in the Solent SME Growth 100, and subsequently being nominated for the Leadership Team of the Year Award.

We are finalists! Hard Landscaping Display of the Year

We are very pleased to announce that our Builders Merchant division has been shortlisted as one of the three finalists for Hard Landscaping Display of the Year in the BMF Builder's Merchant Awards, for our landscaping display at New Milton Builder's Merchants.

RoSPA Accredited

We are pleased to announce that we are now members of RoSPA, a leading voice in health and safety that campaigns to reduce avoidable accidents at home, on the road, at work and at leisure.

NMSB supply materials to NHS project, funded by Banksy painting

We have recently been involved in a very exciting project and were proud to attend the grand opening of the new rooftop break area for the staff at Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton.

Gardener’s World’s Joe Swift opens NMSB’s Builders’ Merchant new landscaping display

On Saturday 24th June, BBC’s Joe Swift – award-winning garden designer, author and presenter of Gardeners’ World – officially opened a new landscaping display at our Builders’ Merchant in New Milton.

Primary School Students visit for Bumblebee Safari

We had a fantastic afternoon at our Downton Quarry last week with The Bumblebee Conservation Trust and young students from Milford-on-Sea C of E Primary School and South Baddesley C of E Primary School.

New Milton Men’s Shed create bespoke House Martin Tower

Milford Conservation volunteers carried out a bird survey at our Downton Manor Farm quarry which revealed that there are now over 88 species of birds, 11 of those new to the area attracted by the freshwater lakes. Shortly afterwards, local conservationist Bob Lord approached us to ask if we would be interested in constructing and placing a House Martin Tower within the restored part of the quarry due to House Martin’s being identified within the survey.

2023 Winners of our ‘Green BEE’ Competition

We are pleased to announce the two winners of our recent Green BEE competition.

2023 Landscaping Top Trends

As the world continues to evolve, so do the trends in our homes and gardens. With the weather (hopefully) about to turn a corner, many customers will be starting to think about planning those garden projects.

The New Milton Sand and Ballast Green BEE Competition 2023

We are inviting schools and community groups to put forward a plan or proposal for an environmental project to help promote a greener future.

Electricity Saving Team Challenge

As part of our environmental commitments, the NMSB team have embarked on a company wide challenge to ‘Spot it, Stop it & Save it’ by reducing electricity wastage. This may seem obvious but across the company there are many little things that add up, especially over the winter months, and these are often overlooked as they are in communal areas so not specifically accountable to any one person, areas such as kitchens or mess rooms.

Our Sustainability Commitments

Effective management of the economic, environmental, and social impacts we make (People, Planet and Profits) is of key importance to the sustained success of our business.

Getting to know us – Sporting & Horticultural

New Milton Sand and Ballast is a leading supplier of premium rootzones, specialist sands and top dressing across the South.

Our support in ‘Building for the future’

In support of National Apprenticeship Week 2022, we wanted to shine a light on the positive differences that apprenticeships can make in our industry.

New Milton Sand and Ballast appoints new Senior Sales Manager

It’s all change for our sales team with a familiar face, Luke Watts, being promoted to our new Senior Sales Manager.

Step It Up this Recycle Week

The climate crisis is a tough subject and the last 18 months have shown that. While throughout the past year many things have been out of our control, the climate crisis is something we can all help do something about. Most of us already do, through small but powerful habits such as recycling.

Chris Deans, Merchant Manager at NMSB, becomes ambassador for the BMF

We are extremely pleased to announce that Chris Deans, our Merchant Manager, has become an ambassador for the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF).

New Products & Winter Promotional Offers Coming Your Way!

Exciting news! Our builder’s merchants has been undergoing some extensive changes.

Investment in new vehicles - 2019

As part of the company’s commitment to invest for the future, we have acquired 3 new vehicles to deliver materials and services and improve our service to customers.

Oakhaven £100 Challenge 2018

The launch of the Oakhaven £100 challenge, with updates on fundraising activities.

New Concrete Mixer

In March 2018 we added another MAN/Liebherr 6 cubic metre concrete mixer to the fleet which will increase our capacity to deliver to customers

W G Hibbs Store Launch

Join us for our store launch commencing April 3rd

Oakhaven £100 Challenge 2017

The launch of the Oakhaven £100 challenge, with updates on fundraising activities.

2016 Christmas Decoration Competition

The 2016 Christmas decoration competition was held at Caird Avenue Head office to raise money for Oakhaven Hospice.

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