Turnbull & Company

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Turnbull & Company
Private
IndustryBuilding
Founded1895; 127 years ago (1895)
Area served
United Kingdom
ProductsBuilding, heating and plumbing supplies and materials to the trade and homeowners
Number of employees
200
Websiteturnbullsonline.co.uk

Turnbull is a builders’ merchant based in the United Kingdom with 8 branches in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Its main business is the sale of building, heating and plumbing supplies and materials to the trade and homeowners.

The company also sells kitchens and bathrooms, offering a design service from its kitchen and bathroom showrooms in Brigg, Boston, Lincoln, Newark and Sleaford.

History

Turnbull first opened for business in 1895 selling building materials out of a small yard on Station Road in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Nearby quarries, Ancaster Pit[1] and Rauceby Warren, have been the source of local building materials for centuries. After the First World War, the company sold gravel, making deliveries by horse and cart. By the 1940s they were supplying extracted sand for essential construction projects in the area.

The company was run by Turnbulls for three generations. In 1986 the Hopkins family bought the company on the retirement of JW Turnbull. It continues to be a family business; two generations of Hopkins work for the company which now employs over 200 people. It offers building materials primarily to the trade as well as a kitchens and bathrooms design and supply service[2].

Turnbull currently has eight branches in Brigg, Boston, Newark, Sleaford, Lincoln and Spalding, covering the counties of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire from Scunthorpe to Market Deeping and from Newark to Wainfleet.

In 2016 Turnbull launched an online retail site. Since 2018 it has undertaken a planned expansion and refit of its stores and showrooms[3]. In 2020 the company celebrated 125 years of trading across the East Midlands and opened its latest branch which includes a 7,000 square foot Kitchens & Bathrooms Showroom in the city of Lincoln.[4]

Sponsorship

Turnbull sponsors charity fundraising events and local sports clubs[5]. It is an invited member of The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants.[6]

References

  1. "IRONSTONE TRAMWAYS OF THE MIDLANDS". The Industrial Railway Society. Retrieved 6 July 2020. {{cite web}}: Check |archive-url= value (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "Turnbull adopts KBBConnect for showrooms". Professional Builders Merchant. 18 September 2019.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Firm launches new £200,000 kitchen showroom in Boston". Boston Standard. 5 July 2019.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Lincoln's former Stagecoach depot leased to builders' merchant Turnbull & Co". Commercial News Media. 25 April 2019.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Home Page". SleafordRFC. Retrieved 6 July 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "The Master awards prizes at Tandridge Golf Day". WCoBM. 14 August 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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