MKM Newark opened it’s doors on Monday 17th May, creating 15 much needed new jobs in the area, and bringing the total number of MKM branches to 83.
The 1.7acre site based at Stephenson Way on the Brunel Drive Industrial Estate, is designed to be a one-stop shop for both local building trade and retail customers, offering a wealth of industry expertise and an extensive range of products and services.
MKM Newark will showcase a wide range of building essentials including a comprehensive plumbing and heating department, electrical, drainage, roofing, timber, doors, ironmongery and joinery. The branch will also offer a building takeoff service, brick matching and delivery service utilising a new fleet of HGV and 3.5ton delivery vehicles.
The new branch will also feature a stunning kitchen and bathroom showroom and landscaping display, offering free designs and consultations to help customers get their projects off to a great start.
MKM Newark is headed-up by Branch Director, Bill Burroughs. Originally from Southwell, Bill has lived in Newark for over 30 years and brings a wealth of industry expertise to the role. Delighted to be opening doors for business, Bill commented:
“Newark is a thriving market town and there is an incredible amount of building projects in the area – from new build estates, repairs, maintenance and extensions. We are keen to support the local trade with their projects.
I have recruited a fantastic team of 15 people with a combined knowledge of over 200 years in the industry! My ambition is to establish the best merchant in the area, promote the MKM brand name and grow a fantastic new branch with a great team serving a growing amount of customers to enable us to be successful and profitable.
The whole team is excited to be opening the new branch and the wellbeing of our customers and staff is our absolute priority. We have strict social distancing and COVID regulations in place to ensure our staff and customers are kept safe.”
David Kilburn, Founder of MKM Building Supplies Limited commented: “This is a really exciting opportunity. Our new branch in Newark offers great potential for MKM. Feedback from local business has been that the building industry in the area is buoyant with much new investment.
Our new team is very experienced, knows the local market inside out and has an in-depth understanding of what trade customers need – so we are really looking forward to the exciting opportunity this branch presents.
I would like to thank the whole team in MKM Newark for their hard work and boundless enthusiasm in opening the branch. It is a fantastic achievement for the brand.”