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Jewson Provides Housing Association with its Own Dedicated Branch

Following a long working relationship with Whitefriars Housing, going back to 2004, we’re delighted to announce the opening of a new dedicated branch in Coventry.

Whitefriars Housing is part of the West Mercia Housing Group, one of the largest social housing providers in the West Midlands.  They own and manage over 30,000 homes across Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Coventry and the wider West Midlands.

In April 2009, following the expiry of a previous arrangement and a rigorous tender process, Jewson secured a groundbreaking 12 year supply contract with Whitefriars Housing  to provide a dedicated branch for all of their building material requirements. The previous store was located on the Bilton Industrial Estate near Coventry City Centre.

As the contract has grown, we have demonstrated our commitment to the partnership by providing a more modern facility in a new location, which ensures the housing provider has easy access to the tools and materials it needs, when it needs them.

Image source: propertyfinder.wmhousing.co.uk
Image source: propertyfinder.wmhousing.co.uk

In addition to secure stocking areas, this contemporary site provides Whitefriars with dedicated parking facilities for its direct labour force, along with comfortable and modern welfare facilities and a spacious meeting room.

Jewson also provide IT solutions for the housing group, making it easy for employees to reserve and order products, even when out on-site, and respond to resident queries as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Steve Kirk, Director at Whitefriars Housing commented : “I am very pleased with the new facilities and with the planning and execution of the move. The team at Jewson continue to bring positive benefits through our partnership”

John Heathfield, Sector Manager at Jewson, said: “Our team of Jewson employees , located at the bespoke branch, have extensive knowledge and experience which ensures that Whitefriars gets the very best from its merchant. We believe that we are well-placed to continue delivering a comprehensive service.” “This is just one example of the partnerships we have in place with our customers. We understand that every business is different and this relationship shows our commitment to providing customers with a service that meets their individual needs.”