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Drakes Plumbing Supplies opens branch in Whitstable after acquiring A&C Plumbing Supplies

By Chris Price

A plumbers merchants has opened a new branch after taking over a rival firm.

Drakes Plumbing Supplies has eight outlets across the South East after acquiring A&C Plumbing Supplies in Whitstable.

The new branch at John Wilson Business Park adds to sites at Tunbridge Wells, Sittingbourne, Sevenoaks, Gillingham, Ashford, Uckfield and East Grinstead.

The new Whitstable office of Drakes Plumbing Supplies

The company has retained two former staff and rebranded the site, which will sell to both trade and retail.

Drakes’ managing director Andy Clark said: “Whitstable is a great addition to Drakes’ branch network.

“Established in 1983, Drakes values personal service. We believe that Whitstable’s plumbing customers will appreciate our knowledge and professionalism, coupled with our keen prices.”

Founder and chairman David Aisher added: “Our new Whitstable branch is part of Drakes’ strategic growth plan.

“Expect to see more announcements and locations across the South East soon.”

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