1996 – 1999

1996

Julian Milligan was appointed Managing Director. The company founder, Ernest Milligan, continues to have an active interest in the business and is also still as a non-operational Director.

1997

Marks the first batch of expansion via organic growth. Kellaway Building Supplies opened its Lockleaze branch. This branch played a key part in Kellaway’s expansion plans, and remains the distribution centre for the company.

The first crane vehicle is added to the delivery fleet.

1997

1998

Further growth follows with the acquisition of Newland Builders Merchants in Fishponds.

1998

1999

A freephone orderline is connected directly to the branches, ensuring that orders are placed quickly at no expense to our customers.

Smaller Mercedes trucks are added to the delivery fleet.