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).

Chris has worked in the DIY and Merchant industries for over 15 years. Starting out as a student in a management masters programme and working his way up through the different roles across the retail businesses to become responsible for the Merchant division of NMSB.

Since joining us 18 months ago, alongside increasing our own revenues year on year, introducing new product categories and improving our customer experience in branch, Chris really enjoys developing his team and supporting their careers progress.

Chris commented:

“The merchant retail business is fast paced, competitive and varied but our customers are the best. You get to build great relationship and truly see how you can help. From advising people about the right products to use for certain jobs or the best tools to get, its extremely rewarding. I am proud of my own career journey so far and to now share this with others and inspire new talent to join the industry is something I am really excited about.”

Find out more about the Builders Merchant Federation by clicking here.

Apprenticeships at NMSB

New Milton Sand and Ballast are looking to start up an apprenticeship scheme across all areas of the company, please click here for trainee roles or contact us to talk about joining the industry and the opportunities we have available.


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.

1920m3 of Concrete Delivered for New Windfarm Project

We are very proud to have supported Knights Brown with their project at the new windfarm in Wareham, by supplying and delivering the concrete required for the bases, creating a strong foundation for the wind turbines.

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.

Wildlife Walk and Activities for Oakhaven Hospice

On Saturday 30th September, we hosted a fundraising walk and series of wildlife activities at the Downton Jubilee Walk to raise money for Oakhaven Hospice – part of an ongoing challenge to raise as much money as possible for the local charity. To date, NMSB have raised over £21,000 for the local charity through a series of fundraising events since 2016.

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