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Chairmans Announcement

Sit tight for a few words from our Chairman, Mike Kent


I am delighted to announce that Kent Building Plastics will open its 5th Outlet on 16th October in Newport, South Wales.

When I left Marley Extrusions in 1987 to set up a plastics builder’s merchant business I did not plan to have multiple outlets and indeed numerous recessions and challenges along the way did not encourage growth!

However, in 2012 we relocated to our Yate branch to huge premises and then moved the Hereford branch to triple its size in 2014. Bath was added in 2016 and Iron Acton at the start of this year. These developments have allowed us to grow continually and we have more than double our turnover within the last 4 years.

I am very proud that all our growth in the last decade and more has been made without any borrowing – it is all funded from sales within Kent’s.

The Newport branch will open up more opportunities for us and will also assist with our growing internet sales as South Wales customers will have a local pick up point.

Michael England our Managing Director has been a brilliant at working with our loyal and committed staff and with organising so much of the detail at Newport and I thank him and everyone at Kents for their belief – it is that belief that drives Kent’s onwards.


Mike Kent