Celebrating 85 years serving the local community

  • 14/06/2021

We’re proud to be celebrating our 85th anniversary and, with it, the many supportive customers, suppliers and partners we’ve worked with over the years.

After a challenging year, the construction industry is continuing to stay strong and set to grow. We need more houses, better infrastructure, and larger spaces to live in. Through new builds or home improvements, individuals and companies have put development at the top of their agendas, especially considering the current situation.

New Milton Sand and Ballast is growing too

We are responding to the needs of our customers and uniting our offering to make us easier to navigate and to demonstrate our comprehensive range of products and services we can now provide.

Expanding on 85 years’ experience of supporting our local community to build, we have established a strong company and a reliable reputation for producing and supplying aggregates and concrete, sporting and horticultural products, building merchant materials and skip and waste services.

The company has always been known as New Milton Sand and Ballast. However, this is not our legal name. It was just the way the Drew family chose to establish the company 85 years ago. We have also acquired a few companies along the way which have enabled us to get to where we are today but has meant we have a lot of brands across the group and many people still do not realise the full breadth of products and services we can provide. Therefore, we are uniting our current businesses under the new legal name – New Milton Sand and Ballast Ltd with a slight change to our brand to include the ‘B’ into the design - NMSB.

Holme Sand & Ballast Ltd and New Milton Concrete Ltd remain as they are for now but Hibbs, SMS, Maxi Aggregates, Roffey Brothers, and a few other historic names will disappear. We took the first steps a few years ago with the start of a brand refresh to NMSB and we are now completing that process.

With this new combined offering, we will be growing our company through further expansion, and by introducing new products and services that we know will provide our customers with an even better service.

Get in touch

To find out more about our unique and diverse range of products and services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our knowledgeable, experienced team today on 01425 610566.


Local Primary School pupil creates eye-catching new design for our Road Sweeper

Earlier this month, we revealed the new, colourful design of our road sweeper, following a competition with the students at Milford on Sea C of E Primary School. (link to Home | Milford-on-Sea Church of England Primary School (mosps.hants.sch.uk)) This week, we went to the school to reveal the vehicle to the students, and the winner, Tyler Pallant, age 9, along with runners up, Elouise Pallant, Mia Roberts and India Dowse, all received mini models of their designs.

Local School Helps Plant New Orchard

Pupils of Milford on Sea Primary School have helped us plant a new orchard, located at Downton Manor Farm Quarry in Milford on Sea. Working in partnership with The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the new orchard has been created to benefit local wildlife and will become an important new space for the community.

GCSE Students visit our Hurn Site

Last week we welcomed over 50 students from Parkfield School to our Hurn production and extraction site.

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.

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