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Connell C - LB Mar 2022

Countrywide Healthcare acquires B&M Supplies

B&M Supplies
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Grimethorpe, Barnsley-based Countrywide Healthcare, which provides specialist service and products to care homes across the UK, has acquired B&M Supplies based in Southport.

Richard Hannah, finance director at Countrywide Healthcare, said: “We have experienced unprecedented sales growth in the last few years and with the move to our new national distribution centre and head office, the timing was right to look at acquisition targets. B&M Supplies operate in the same care home sector and with their owner Derek wishing to retire, it was an excellent fit for both parties”.

Sarah Robinson, managing director of Countrywide Healthcare added: “By combining our two like-minded cultures, and by building on both of our companies’ strong commitment to serving our customers, B&M’s clients will be in safe hands in the future”.

Derek Aspinwall, the long-standing owner of B&M Supplies, commented: “Our goal has always been to support our customers, making sure they have the best products at competitive prices, combined with an excellent customer service. Countrywide Healthcare are one of the largest suppliers to the care sector in the UK and like us have a strong customer service ethic, so the service will improve with a wider range of products and continued keen prices.”

Aspinwall will work with the Countrywide team over the next few months to ensure a seamless handover.

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