BPS Quarterly Summer/Autumn 2018

Shop & Showroom Launch

BPS Leamington Spa

This year we revamped our branch in Leamington Spa to give it a more contemporary touch, increasing the area by 144m2. This allowed the branch to showcase a wider range of products, including a kitchen showroom, whilst also introducing new stock lines. Our aim was to create a clean, well merchandised environment for our customers, incorporating a mix of displays. This new layout has enabled the branch to organise products in to categories, complete with product information, making it easier for customers to locate products. This, along with our experienced staff will continue to help our customers make informed choices as to which products they require. Our aim is to provide a positive experience from start to finish, making BPS the first port of call in the area for any building or home improvement project, trade or retail.

Helping The Community

BPS Cirencester

BPS Cirencester supplied materials at cost to build an amazing circular bar for the Leavers’ Ball at Deer Park School, Gloucester. A bar that can be used for many years to come! Being an independent builders merchant, we are happy to help the local community and the finished piece above looked fantastic. Well done BPS Cirencester, great work.

BPS Build & Bake!

BPS Leamington Spa

To celebrate the launch of our new shop & showroom the Mayor of Leamington Spa, Heather Calver joined us at the BPS Build & Bake event on 23rd June 2018. With the addition of kitchens to our product mix our customers can renovate all areas of their home with BPS. Our working kitchen is something we are rather proud of and we were pleased to invite Christine Wallace, from the Great British Bake Off, to attend our event. Christine baked her famous Lemon Meringue Roulade and went on to judge our BPS Bake Off competition where she enjoyed a variety of cakes including Red Velvet cupcakes, with the firm favourite being Coffee & Walnut cake. This is what John Dibble, Managing Director of BPS had to say: “Our old shop & showroom had served us well for over 30 years, however many of our products were hidden in the warehouse. The new layout draws inspiration from the open plan approach used at our other branches allowing us to showcase our product range. The relocation of our Kudos Bathroom showroom has created a focal point and the addition of kitchens has expanded our product range. The newly renovated shop & showroom has created a modern environment, more fitting for a modern thinking builders merchant such as BPS”.

BPS supports the Leamington Night Shelter

BPS Leamington Spa

Our Marketing Director Emma Dibble recently visited The Leamington Night Shelter, a charitable organisation, not far from our Head Office. Emma visited the night shelter to meet one of our customers, Jackie Grey who is a regular volunteer. The night shelter provides twice weekly hot meals and a bed for the local homeless and needy. The night shelter has reported a 17% rise in those who rely heavily on its services which, are dependent on local support from a network of dedicated volunteers and donations of food, toiletries, bedding and clothing from locals. BPS were happy to donate surplus clothing stocks, including jackets, fleeces, t-shirts etc. which were gratefully received. Emma described her visit as a humbling experience and that the charity is a worthy cause offering care and support to those who have fallen on hard times.

Macmillan Cncer Support

BPS Fundraising

Since our previous newsletter we have continued to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their generous donations and helping us raise money for such a great cause. We look forward to raising more money for the charity in 2018, watch this space for further details regarding fundraising events. 2018 total so far – £500.00.

The Spring Garden Party

BPS Gardenforce

This year BPS Gardenforce invited you to join them at The Spring Garden Party, opening their doors offering you the opportunity to explore their exclusive new range of products to get your garden ready for summer. A fun filled day with something for everyone including live demonstrations and activities for children with our very own mini petting farm & face painting. Offering a themed tea party and indulgent cakes from The Brownie Box by Emily Ltd. we raised £150 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

BPS Update

Shipston Under 11’s won Evesham Football League, well done boys.

2018 saw Chris Tarrant retire after 15 years of service, best of luck Chris.

Movers & Shakers!

We have had a move around at BPS along with some new starters!

• Andy Collins, Branches Operations Manager

• Matt Cook, Operations Manager at BPS Leamington Spa

• Ashley Ellwood, Trade Counter Manager at BPS Leamington Spa

• Paul Abdy, Kitchen Designer & Sales Executive at BPS Leamington Spa

• Craig Masters, Assistant Manager at BPS Timber & Dorline

• Jon Adams, Branch Manager at BPS Cirencester

Congratulations to you all & best of luck in your new roles.

In other news, we welcome to the company Paul Galloway, our new Roofing Category Manager and Laura O’Keefe, HR Advisor.