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These are exciting, if uncertain, times for building materials with sustainable


solutions key.RUPERT BATES expects the Travis Perkins Group to lead a supply chain revolution.


BIGDOGS of the


Travis Perkins is one of the largest suppliers of products to the UK construction industry. If George III was into a bit of DIY at Windsor Castle, pre-madness presumably, he might have bought some materials from this king of builders’ merchants, tracing its trade roots back more than 200 years. Travis Perkins retains an old- fashioned feel, which appeals to its customers, who range from the amateur enthusiast playing with a power tool on a bank holiday to some of the nation’s largest housebuilders. Travis Perkins makes no apologies


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for its traditional virtues, but modern methods of doing business and a desire to deliver building product solutions, while improving and evolving the supply chain, makes for a bold and innovative company at the top of its game. It’s a big beast too. Group revenues


last year were over £3 billion with a pre-tax profit of £217 million. TP, supplying more than 100,000 product lines, operates 19 businesses, sector leading performers, from more than 1,800 sites across the UK, not to mention its global reach, sourcing


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