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New Chamber member MKM BUILDING SUPPLIES will occupy last unit at Link Park, Weymouth

MKM Building Supplies is the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant, with over 60 branches across England and Scotland.  MKM are welcomed as new members to the Chamber and will open in August at Link Park Weymouth where it will occupy the last remaining unit at Link Park and provide 18 new jobs.

 The first unit to open at Link Park in 2012 was Screwfix and since then over 24 businesses have opened their doors to both trade and the public.    MKM Building Supplies offer building, timber, plumbing supplies, kitchens, bathrooms, tools, electricals, tiles and many other items.

MKM hold high levels of stock on-site to ensure both customers in the building trade and the general public can get what they need, when they need it. MKM offer a reliable local delivery service to the local area.   The unit at Link Park will have dedicated customer parking spaces with separate access area to the yard.

MKM is a northern based company which was established in 1995 by David Kilburn and Peter Murray. The vision for the organisation was to offer unprecedented levels of service by building excellent relationships with customers and suppliers.   MKM moved into the first purpose-built site in 1997 and soon realised that there was room for expansion. Since then the company has opened 60 outlets with the nearest one to Weymouth being in Honiton with a new branch due to open in July 2019 in Yeovil.  MKM will celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2020.

Neil Stroud, Branch Director of the Weymouth branch said “I have been involved in the building supplies industry for over 27 years, and for the past 10 years this has been in and around the Weymouth area. It has always been an ambition of mine to open a quality builders merchant in Weymouth so when MKM approached me with an opportunity I was pleased to work with them.  Jon Worrall will be joint Branch Director with me and together we will oversee the Sales and Operational side of the business. MKM are a quality builders merchants who have high expectations for customer service, which will serve both trade and retail customers with a comprehensive range to meet all building needs both interior and exterior.  MKM were considering other commercial property opportunities in Weymouth but Link Park stood out in front as a great place to open a new MKM business due to the easy access to all parts of Weymouth, great transport links and easy parking – we cannot wait to open in August”.

Mickey Jones Chief Executive of DJ Property, long standing Chamber members, said I am so excited to bring MKM to Link Park, it really demonstrates that it is the first choice trading estate in South Dorset.  MKM have been great to work with on this project and I am sure they have lots to offer the local community.”

DJ Property leases industrial, retail, office, leisure, and storage properties in South Dorset.  They wholly own and manage all of their properties.  DJ Property is a trusted provider of commercial properties who deliver long-term, flexible business properties to meet their customers’ demands. More information about the firm can be found at

Paul Appleby
Author: Paul Appleby