Concrete blocks maker exits building supplies

A CHESHIRE concrete blocks manufacturer has sold its building supplies operation to an ambitious building merchants firm.

Cheshire Concrete Products of Middlewich, a £10m turnover business which was part of construction group Pochin until a demerged in 2006, has sold its Cornerstones Building and Landscape Products, which trades from an 1.5 acre site in St Helens, to North Wales company Huws Gray.

Financial terms of the deal, which will allow Cheshire Concrete to focus on its core business, were not disclosed. The company, which also has a production site in Llay, North Wales, supplies merchants including Jewson and Travis Perkins.

Shaun Gray, managing airector at Cheshire Concrete said: “By focusing on our core business, while at the same time building long lasting business relationships with our customers and merchants, we can deliver a more efficient and high quality service in Wales and the North West. “

Huws Gray has its headquarters on Anglesey and has more than 15 sites in Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester.

South Manchester law firm Myerson advised Cheshire Concrete on the deal. Its corporate team was led by partners Akeel Latif and Scott Sands.

Sands said: “The sale of Cornerstones is a fantastic step for all three companies and will allow Cheshire Concrete to provide a customer focused manufacturing service built around its core values.”

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