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Please join us to congratulate BPS Tewkesbury on their 25th anniversary.
BPS Tewkesbury have now been successfully trading for 25 years. This is what Colin Meadows, Branch Manager, had to say:
BPS Tewkesbury officially opened its doors in October 1992, being the first business, at the time, to be trading on Shannon Way. Since opening 25 years ago, BPS Tewkesbury has constantly grown and progressed in a dynamic industry which has helped us to stand out prominently amongst our competitors.
Throughout the years, BPS Tewkesbury has developed and matured through previous management teams. Their efforts and experience have paved the way for myself, Peter Swann (Assitant Manager) and the team, and has allowed us to continue to build on their good work.
One of the biggest positives and something we take great pride in is our loyal customers. The support and loyalty of our customers, which we feel would be hard to find in any other industry, have allowed BPS Tewkesbury to be successfully trading for 25 years. I would like to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support. With an ever-changing market, BPS Tewkesbury has seen revamps of the shop, warehouse and the yard to provide an enhanced experience for our customers allowing them to navigate through the branch easily and conveniently.
The BPS family, including the directors and the other branches, have always provided full backing and resources to help us keep one step ahead of our competitors and continue to remain Tewkesbury’s number one independent builders merchant.
Finally, I would like to thank the staff for their efforts and for always going that extra mile for our customers. At BPS we always strive to provide great customer service and it is something we pride ourselves in. We are continuously growing with new customers and account openings every day and receiving endless support from our existing customers. We are excitedly looking forward to the next 25 years of successful trading.
John Dibble, Managing Director, was one of the first people to work at BPS Tewkesbury when it first opened its doors in 1992. John is proud of BPS Tewkesbury and is delighted with its growth over the years. Here he reminisces about the joys and woes of his time at BPS Tewkesbury.
I was the first Assistant Manager at Tewkesbury and Andy Preedy was the Branch Manager. It was just the two of us. We opened the doors on the week that saw Black Thursday. We struggled to establish ourselves as we had limited stock lines and only Andy and I in the branch!
A usual day consisted of taking orders over the phone for delivery. We would then load the little Bedford box van with the goods to deliver to site. Then back to the yard and repeat!
I mention the Bedford van, as for those who had the misfortune to drive it, would tell you it was vastly underpowered and depending which way the wind was blowing determined how long a delivery would take. We shared a lot of stock with BPS Bidford. The trip between the branches, which if the wind was with you, would take 25 minutes could end up taking more like 40 minutes on the return!
We were working five days a week, sometimes from 7am in the morning to 7pm at night. These were challenging times. One thing it taught me was, when we setup a new branch up in the future, that we look to stock and staff sufficiently!
We gained many loyal customers, which I’m pleased to say, who are still using BPS Tewkesbury 25 years on.
There are plenty of other stories but not all are printable.
Emma Dibble, Marketing Director, was a key figure in the growth and improvement of BPS Tewkesbury. Emma has ensured the customer experience remains a number one priority across all BPS branches. Here Emma talks about the advancement and progression of BPS Tewkesbury.
Purpose built in 1992, BPS Tewkesbury has evolved over the years to offer all of our signature brands and services; building, bathrooms, timber, ironmongery and garden landscaping, together with taking pride in our excellent customer service, product knowledge, together with competitive prices.
This year to mark our 25th Anniversary we have invested significantly in the revamp of our shop area, installed a timber cutting facility, reconfigured our yard area and expanded our warehouse to enable us to stock a wider range of products and services for our customers. We would like to thank all our customers for their support over the years and we look forward to being of continued service for many more years to come.
BPS Tewkesbury are running a number of different special offers in branch to mark their anniversary. Please join us in celebrating this special occasion and take advantage of the great offers in store.
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