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.

“I’m really excited with my promotion to Senior Sales Manager. I’ve worked for NMSB for the past five years in sales and have over 10 years’ experience in the industry, so I’ve got a good understanding of our customers and the local community and I’m looking forward to building these relationships further.”

“The future of NMSB is an exciting one and we’re already in the process of introducing more innovative products and expanding the team”, says Luke.


Providing support to our Concrete team

Luke started off his career in the aggregates and concrete industry on the operational side, where he ran a concrete plant for Hanson. His knowledge of this area of the business is exceptional, having also just graduated from Derby University with a University Certificate in Professional Development: Concrete Technology. Luke wanted to do this to be able to work with our customers to create specialist mixes and further support the Concrete team, and NMSB were happy to assist.

Luke will grow the area sales team to work across all parts of the business, but specifically focussing on developing our sporting and horticultural products and raising the awareness of our merchant business.


Matt Lock, Commercial Director of NMSB, said, “Luke is driving some exciting changes that will enhance the customer experience. NMSB is in a phase of unprecedented growth which brings huge opportunities and challenges. The relationships we build with our customers are paramount and I am confident in what Luke can bring to leading the team to continue this.”

To find out about our Area Sales roles click here


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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