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BUILDERS MERCHANTS: A-Z SYDENHAMS SYDENHAMS LIMITED


45-47 Ashley Road Bournemouth BH1 4LG https://www.sydenhams.co.uk/ Tel: 01202 303585


Subsidiaries: 5 Branches: 32 Employees: 503


2019 Recorded Turnover: £83m


Chairman: James and Charles Sherborne


Managing Director Lee Wright Operations Director: Kevin Clarke Finance Director: Jeremy Clark


% Heavyside / Lightside / Timber Sales: 70% HS / 30% LS. Timber sales 50%


Members of: BMF, NMBS, Fortis


UK PLUMBING SUPPLIES


FOUNDED IN 1874 by James Thomas Sydenham on a site in Poole, Dorset, where the company’s timber is still imported today, the company was acquired by John Sherborne in the 1920s and the business has remained in the family for the past 90 years now headed by brothers James & Charles Sherborne.


In January 2021, the company bought Staverton Building Supplies based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, meaning it has 32 sites across the South including Timber & Builders Merchants, Specialist Timber Centres, Kitchen & Bathroom Showrooms, Tool & Plant Hire and Timber Engineering.


UK PLUMBING SUPPLIES


2A Quayside, Wilderspool Park, Greenalls Avenue, Stockton Heath, Cheshire WA4 6HL www.mgmtimber.co.uk


Branches: 225 Employees: 635


Directors: Roger Goddard, Anthony Hogg, Steve Wimbledon (Commercial Director), Gordon Love, Douglas McNair


UK PLUMBING Supplies is an umbrella group which includes Plumbase, acquired from Grafton Group in October 2019. The group already owned GB Willbond, HPS, MDS, Plumbcity, Gas Centre and Plumbstore. In 2021 it also acquired plumbers merchant Michael Pavis Ltd in Nottingham. This acquisition


Turnover £m Gross profit £m


Operating profit £k Net profit £k Staff


THE RATIOS Stockturn Gross margin %


Operating margin % Net margin %


Sales/employee £k Profit/employee £ Return on capital % BMJ INDEX


40


2017 10.3 30.8 6.4 6.4


326


20,736 62.1


2018 8.3


30.9 5.5 5.5


310


17,041 38.1


2019 6.3


28.9 nil nil


274


(6,953) nil


n/a


2017 59.4 18.3


3,774 3,795 182


% Heavyside/Lightside/Timber: 100% lightside


Members of: BMF


brought the group a 100,000sq ft warehouse, trade counter and two showrooms, offering over 8,000 product lines and more than 50 suites across two floors in the showrooms.


UK PLUMBING SUPPLIES YR END 31/12 THE NUMBERS


2018 61.1 18.9


3,357 3,365 197


2019 173.9 50.2


(4,415) (6,253) 635


% CHANGE


2018 3 3


(11) (11) 8


2018 (19) 0


(13) (14) (5)


(18) (39)


2019 185 166 n/a n/a 222


% change


2019 (25) (7)


n/a n/a (12) n/a n/a


SYDENHAMS YR END 31/03 THE NUMBERS


Turnover £m Gross profit £m


Operating profit £k Net profit £k Staff


THE RATIOS Stockturn Gross margin %


Operating margin % Net margin %


Sales/employee £k Profit/employee £ Return on capital % BMJ INDEX


T Turnover £m Gross profit £m


Operating profit £k Net profit £k Staff


THE RATIOS Stockturn Gross margin %


Operating margin % Net margin % Sales/head £k Profit/head £


Return on capital % BMJ INDEX


TURNBULL


95 Southgate, Sleaford Lincolnshire, NG34 7RQ www.turnbullsonline.co.uk/ Tel: 01529 304747


Branches: 8 Employees: 502


Managing Director Gary Hopkins Commercial Director: Chris Hopkins, Directors: Martin Hopkins, Stephen Vickers


Members of: BMF, NMBS, Fortis


TURNBULL OPENED for business in 1895 selling building materi- als out of a small yard on Station


2017 7.5


26.4 3.5 3.4


232


8,151 28.3


2018 6.5


27.1 4.8 4.7


228


10,924 56.3


2019 7.9


26.8 3.1 3.0


240


7,466 31.4 377


17/18 3.4


40.4 8.4 8.5


168


14,071 19.5


18/19 2.9


39.5 7.6 7.5


178


13,518 20.4


19/20 3.7


40.1 6.1 6.0


165


10,066 16.2 122


TURNBULL


TURNBULL YR END 31/12 THE NUMBERS


17/18 35.2 9.3


1,239 1,194 152


18/19 39.3 10.7


1,879 1,845 172


19/20 45.3 12.2


1,411 1,354 189


% CHANGE


18/19 11 15 52 55 13


2018 (12) 3


36 39 (2) 34 99


19/20 15 14


(25) (27) 10


% change


2019 20 (1)


(35) (36) 5


(32) (44)


Road in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. After the First World War, the company sold sand and gravel extracted from local pits mak- ing deliveries by horse and cart. Turnbull now has eight branches in locations across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Branches in Brigg, Boston, Newark, Sleaford, Lincoln, Spald- ing and online presence serve customers from Scunthorpe to Market Deeping and from New- ark to Wainfleet.


Bought by the Hopkins family


more than 50 years ago, Turnbull is still very much a family-run and family-owned business.


A supplement to Builders Merchants Journal April 2021


17/18 70.6 28.5


5,924 5,970 421


18/19 78.4 31.0


5,948 5,897 440


19/20 82.7 33.2


5,053 4,991 502


• SYDENHAMS • TURNBULLS • UK PLUMBING SUPPLIES


TRAILBLAZERS


% CHANGE


18/19 11 8 0


(1) 5


18/19 (15) (2)


(10) (11) 6


(4) 5


19/20 5 7


(15) (15) 14


% change


19/20 28 2


(19) (20) (8)


(26) (21)


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