Builders merchant gives Haywards Heath, Hassocks and East Grinstead staff a day off

A business with more than 750 employees is giving staff a day off by closing its 39 branches across Haywards Heath, Hassocks, East Grinstead and the south east on June 25.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 3:02 pm

All staff across The Independent Builders Merchant Group will get an extended break on the first weekend after the lockdown is lifted.

This includes branches of Parker Building Supplies, Chandlers Building and Roofing Supplies, Stamco Timber and Fairalls Builder’s Merchant.

Managing director Allun Pittingale said staff had worked tirelessly to serve the building trade throughout the pandemic.

Employees at Parker Building Supplies

“This is an unprecedented move for what has been an unprecedented year,” he said.

“What better way to show our appreciation to our hard-working team than to give everyone some extra time to spend with friends and families once the lockdown restrictions are all finally (and hopefully) lifted on June 21.”

All employees will also get vouchers for a dinner.

The Independent Builders Merchants Group has its headquarters in Sussex and is the leading network of independent builders and roofing merchants in the south east.