Andrew Pickersgill, managing director, McGovern & Co. Photo by Gavin Forster photography.
Andrew Pickersgill, managing director, McGovern & Co. Photo by Gavin Forster photography.

Gateshead brick supplier celebrates “bumper” sales following acquisition

A Gateshead sustainable building materials supplier has seen a 50 per cent increase in sales over the last 18 months after it was acquired by a Yorkshire based growth specialist.

McGovern & Co was established in 1949 and holds the largest stock of bricks in the North East. It was acquired in 2020 by the Alpaca Group, a team of growth specialists renowned for disrupting traditional industries and creating new ways to support business growth.

The company has also launched an updated website featuring a new brand identity, and new services for customers. The website includes sections dedicated to homeowners, merchants, architects, builders and property developers. There are also two ‘brick calculators’ to help customers find out how many bricks they will potentially need for their project.

Andrew Pickersgill, managing director, McGovern & Co., said: “We’ve hit our highest sales figures in over 10 years, and our new marketing activity which includes the new website and branding will help us to continue this growth surge.

“The Alpaca Group has invested in the business both financially and by providing expert advice and business acumen. Increasing sales by 50 per cent in the last 18 months, particularly during such a difficult economic climate, is an amazing result.”

McGovern & Co plans to lead the construction industry to become carbon neutral and is pushing to become the North East Hub for Sustainable Building Materials (HSBM).

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