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GP practices, schools and social housing contractors.”


Young adds that, during its 250 years, Bradfords hasn’t been averse to sharing its knowledge and experience and this year has been no exception. “By making our operating practices and safety schedules available through the BMF, we also assisted other merchants to quickly and safely get back to work which helped encourage suppliers to return to production and therefore provide the stock we needed to be able to support our customers.


“We’ve all worked incredibly hard to ensure that Bradfords came through a truly historic situation in good shape, and I’m proud to say we have and then some.


The ability to show resilience and pivot quickly is something that Bradfords has been doing since William Bradford founded the business all those years ago.


“With branches now open to everyone again, and as staff and customers together


Over the years, a variety of vehicles have sported the


Bradfords’ livery.


adapt to the new normal, Bradfords is investing in a number of new initiatives that benefit and champion the trades.


“This includes a partnership with Mental Health UK to help promote the support available for those working in the industry. This charity partnership aims to help change the industry’s perception of mental health and provide people with the confidence to have open conversations about mental wellbeing.” Later this year, Bradfords will also be working with Band of Builders, a charity that helps members of the construction industry when times get tough, to help officially launch them in the South West.


“COVID-19 isn’t the first and certainly won’t be the last challenge that our sector will face.


August 2020 www.buildersmerchantsjournal.net


But I believe it will change some aspects of our industry forever. The entire supply chain from product manufacturers and merchants to contractors, housebuilders and specialists has a key role to play in supporting the recovery of the sector, which is a vital part of the economy,” Young says.


“Right now at Bradfords, we are working on new operating procedures to further improve the service we deliver. Technology will become an even more important enabler for future growth. Our website is already used more by trade customers to manage their accounts and book collections or deliveries 24/7. In a very traditional industry, there is plenty of opportunity, but we need to think differently to unlock the potential for growth.” BMJ


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