Kellaway Building Supplies nominated for award

Following on from their success at last year’s BMN Awards where they were awarded the ‘Training Initiative of the Year’, Kellaway Building Supplies has been nominated for the ‘BMF Training Company of the Year’ and are the finalist for the South West England and South Wales region.

“Training is an integral part of the company’s core values in developing people, both within and beyond their roles, so I am pleased that our efforts have been recognised externally.” Said Personnel and Welfare Manager, Abigail Tovey.

Kellaway have been shortlisted for their proactive approach to training, which has created an engaging team-oriented culture helping to develop and retain talent. They have also been recognised as a BMF Regional Centre of Excellence at GHO where other BMF members in the region benefit from their facilities.

Abigail went on to say “We have invested well in people development over the past year, including:

  • 7 people on the BMF Diploma in Merchanting with another 3 due to start in September
  • 4 people on an intensive Developing Leadership Skills for Supervisors course
  • 3 people passing their LGV licence with another 1 in the process
  • 1 person passed the CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Management Level 5
  • All drivers receive continuous development through CPC training
  • Operator’s Licence Awareness Training
  • All plant training is delivered in-house to ensure high quality and a tailored approach to our business
  • Various product training courses and BMF Campus
  • High quality first aid training
  • Extensive Safety training with our partners, Southalls

We are also working closely with the BMF to develop the diploma course and are looking forward to our future managers enjoying a challenging, engaging and relevant diploma.”

The overall winner will be announced on 27 September.

Kellaway Building Supplies supports Scouts

6th Devizes Beaver Scout Colony officially opened the 6th Devizes Scout Group allotment project at the Green Lane allotments in Devizes.

Kellaway Building supplies were able to donate materials to help the group to build their beds.

“It is the group’s first allotment, so the Beavers were really excited to be the first to use it. They spent their meeting planting flowers and vegetables in their raised beds and sowing wild flower seeds in the communal orchard.”

Next year the Beavers are planning to grow more vegetables which they will then be able to harvest and cook a meal with.

“We would like to thank Kellaway Building Supplies in Marlborough for the railway sleepers”

Kellaway Building Supplies helps foster the next generation

Kellaway have successfully completed another work experience placement. The builders’ merchant has had placement students at Bridgwater, Horfield and Group Head Office.

Student were shown a variety of aspects of the business and performed duties such as picking stock, conducting marketing research and analysis, interacting with customers and more.

Megan Scarpati, student at St Bedes Catholic College in Lawrence Weston, said “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Kellaway and have learned many life skills that I will go on to use in the future.”

Sean Morgan, Commercial & Operations Director said “It has been great to welcome the young students in for a taste of the merchant industry. All have proved themselves valuable and we hope to see them join our apprentice scheme once they have completed their studies.”

If you want to find out more about completing work experience at Kellaway Building Supplies in Horfield, Fishponds, Bridgwater or Group Head Office; please send an email to


Kellaway Building Supplies helps Frenchay CofE children to develop problem solving skills

Local builders’ merchant Kellaway Building Supplies has donated materials to the school to enhance their play experience and develop problem solving skills.

Kellaway were able to donate a range of materials for the project including soil pipes, brackets, tubs, tarpaulin & timber for the children to play with and piece together in new and exciting ways.

“Many thanks from all of us here at Frenchay for the items that [Kellaway] gave us.  The children have been out today with planks, tubes and guttering making seesaws and dens, and most importantly having a great time learning outdoors.  We have been able to gather quite a lot of new resources which will completely change the way that children can learn outside.” Said Deputy Head Jane Helm.

Jane went on to say “we really couldn’t be making such a difference to children’s learning if it wasn’t for the support of companies like Kellaway.”