• Gone Fishing

    The Buttle’s team had their annual fishing day at Alders Farm Fishery near Leighton Buzzard on Wednesday 5th September. A huge thank you Brett Martin who co- sponsored this event for the 15th year! The day started with a hearty, full English breakfast before fishing commenced at 9.30am.  5 hours later the keep nets were […]

    12 Sep 2018 in News, Team
  • MEET THE BOSS AT ENFIELD

    BRIAN PEDRO JOINS AS NEW BRANCH MANAGER   Brian Pedro has been appointed as the new branch manager at our Enfield branch. With over 30 years in the industry, Brian is keen to get to know our loyal customers and ensure you get the service and products you need, when you need them. Formerly of […]

    01 Nov 2017 in News, Team, Uncategorised
  • Buttles welcomes Nick Sims

    Nick Sims has been appointed Managing Director of St Albans-based builder’s merchant Buttle plc. He succeeds William Naylor, who is retiring after 3 years in the post. Sims has 30 years’ experience running multi-site sales & operational businesses within the Building Materials, Timber, Plumbing & Heating and Mechanical Services sectors. Most recently he was Managing […]

    08 Jun 2017 in News, Team
  • Barry The Brick

    During 26 years with his previous employer, Barry Coombes established himself as one of the industry’s most knowledgeable brick sellers. That company was swallowed up by a “National” merchant, Barry’s face didn’t fit and in August 2014 he made the move to Buttle’s. At that time, there were huge brick shortages, but Barry’s relationship with […]

    25 Jan 2017 in News, Team
  • New faces add 75 years’ experience

    We’re lucky to have some very experienced people in our business. Now we have two more:  Steve Trevillion, who worked at Buttle’s earlier in his career, is the new Area Sales Manager for St Albans branch. He was previously at independent competitor Lawson’s. Fellow-ASM Kevin Scott remains part of the team, keeps his regular customers […]

    23 Jan 2017 in News, Team
  • Smoother Ride at St Albans As Yard Repairs Completed

    Forklift drivers at Buttle’s St Albans branch have received an early Christmas present. Bone-shaking rides over a potholed yard surface are now a thing of the past after a major resurfacing project was completed over the weekend (26-27 November). Around 700 square metres of  motorway-grade asphalt were laid by Bestco Surfacing of Waltham Cross, Herts. […]

    28 Nov 2016 in News, Team
  • Branch Manager Chills for Charity

    Whether he’s looking after his customers or raising cash for good causes, PlumbersPal Branch Manager Joe O’Connell always goes the extra mile. In this case it’s the full 5.2 miles of Lake Coniston in the Lake District, which he’s swimming to raise money for York against Cancer and childrens’ charity Dreamflight. The event, which takes […]

    02 Sep 2016 in News, Team
  • Roland’s Big Prize for Passing Test

    When Kentish Town delivery driver Roland Adap took his LGV Category C Test, there was more at stake than just a driving licence. A brand new DAF LF 12 tonne crane vehicle was due to be delivered to the company’s Kentish Town branch the following week, and Roland needed the licence to drive the truck. […]

    20 Jun 2016 in Fleet, News, Team
  • Buttle’s Confirmed as Investors In People

    Buttle’s have been re-accredited as Investors in People. After carrying out the company’s three-yearly assessment, Investors in People consultant Debora McGovern reported that there had been “considerable improvements in terms of people strategy recently, demonstrated in a positive culture, backed up by clear values and behaviours”.  She added that “Staff felt valued and liked working […]

    23 Dec 2015 in News, Our customers, Team
  • Full Time for Faithfull

    Enfield sales office stalwart John Faithfull has blown the full-time whistle on a long career in the building materials industry. Following spells with heating manufacturers Barlo and Potterton, and with distributors F&P, John joined builder’s merchants Long & Somerville to help establish a plumbing and heating department in their new Brimsdown depot. After that branch […]

    23 Dec 2015 in News, Team

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