New premises for firm’s centenary

Busines premises handover from C A Barrett and Son to Naylor Myers.'From the left, C A Barrett and Son managing director Andrew Barrett, director Mike Jowett, Myers Group managing director James Berry and director Katie Berry.
Busines premises handover from C A Barrett and Son to Naylor Myers.'From the left, C A Barrett and Son managing director Andrew Barrett, director Mike Jowett, Myers Group managing director James Berry and director Katie Berry.

BRIGHOUSE firm Naylor Myers is expanding into Sowerby Bridge.

They have recently acquired the business of C A Barrett and Son in Station Road, a single branch independent merchant that has been in business for more than 30 years.

The expansion also coincides with the 100th birthday of Jack Myers, founder of the business, who always wanted to purchase the business.

The business is now run by his grandchildren James and Katie Berry.

A spokeswoman for Naylor Myers said: “Geographically it will complement the already successful Naylor Myers branch network and provide all the same quality products and services that customers are accustomed to receiving from the companies within The Myers Group.

“Despite the current economic uncertainty the group looks to the future with cautious optimism and continues to invest in its branch network, manufacturing facilities and transport fleet.”

Andy Barrett who ran the Sowerby Bridge firm is retiring to Cyprus next month after selling the business. He is sad to be leaving but feels the business he has built up with his father, Arthur, is in good hands.