Myers Group launches Myers Build & DIY
ONE of Huddersfield’s best-known companies has embarked on a new venture.
The Myers Group, which has operations including quarrying, builders’ merchanting, plant hire and concrete, is set to open Myers Build & DIY next month.
The new business venture will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, April 20, in premises at Crosland Hill. An official opening event will be held the day before for invited guests – with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and fundraising for Kirkwood Hospice.
Myers Build & DIY will stock all the products required for homebuilding, renovating and DIY, including kitchens and bathrooms. Seasonal products will include a range of landscape and garden products for spring.
Activities throughout the opening week will include a bouncy castle and refreshments.
Myers Group has also created an art gallery on behalf of Sharon Jankowicz, a patient at Kirkwood, who is selling her paintings to raise much needed funds for the Hospice.
The Myers Group owes its origins to Jack Myers who in the late 1950s expanded the family business – founded in 1929 in the name of Isaac Timmins Ltd – from its building and civil engineering roots into the manufacturer and supplier of construction materials.
Readymix Huddersfield, which also includes Mini Mix, Conveyormix and Mobile Concrete Pump Hire, supplies concrete from various locations around Yorkshire. That business celebrated its 50th anniversary in July, 2009.
Naylor Myers was founded in 1973 and is now a leading independent builder’s merchants with 12 branches throughout Yorkshire.
Johnsons Wellfield Quarries, also based at Crosland Hill, is one of the largest and most advanced plants of its kind in the UK, supplying products to a range of prestigious projects nationally.
The group also includes HSH Skip Hire and timber merchanting business Boards Huddersfield.
The fourth Myers generation is heavily involved in new business project.
Brother and sister James and Katie Berry take responsibility for Myers Build & DIY, having been involved in all the day-to-day operations from the start under the guidance of current directors – again brother and sister – John Myers and Jackie Berry.
A spokeswoman for the company said: “Despite the current economic uncertainty, the group looks to the future with cautious optimism and continues to invest in its branch network, manufacturing facilities and transport fleet.
“These investments together with the forthcoming new venture provide the reliability and efficiencies required to meet ever-increasing levels of customer expectation both in the current trading conditions and for the longer term.
“Myers Build & DIY will create new jobs in the local community and provide a long-term future for the fourth Myers generation, James and Katie, who are actively involved in continuing the family business.”