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London Stone acquires Essex-based Chelmer Valley

07 Oct 2020 | BALI Member News

Nationwide hard landscaping materials supplier and BALI Registered Affiliate member London Stone has acquired clay paving producer Chelmer Valley Brick Co.

Chelmer Valley is based in Essex and specialises in the supply of clay pavers into the domestic and commercial markets across the UK. The company was incorporated in 2002 by Paul Menzies, who says;

Chelmer Valley is the UK market leader for clay paving, so it felt like a natural choice to share resources and knowledge with a similar, burgeoning business like London Stone, who are renowned for their excellent service and quality products. Both businesses share a similar customer base of garden designers, landscapers and landscape architects, and we fully expect to see London Stone continuing the curve growth of Chelmer Valley.

London Stone and Chelmer Valley products on display at RHS Chelsea 2016. Garden designed by Nic Howard, built by Langdale Landscapes

London Stone Managing Director, Steven Walley, adds;

London Stone are delighted to announce our first business acquisition. This is a proud and exciting moment for the company, and we aim to continue the outstanding work of Paul and the whole team at Chelmer Valley. We look forward to implementing London Stone’s philosophy of lean business practices and innovation into an established and well-respected brand like Chelmer. We were already a customer of Chelmer Valley’s, so we know their products represent superior quality and great value.

This deal has been in the pipeline for a few months and so we are now looking forward to working with the Chelmer team and getting to know their clients.

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