On Friday 16th January 2015, Sovini Trade Supplies officially opened the doors of its new trade store – a ‘one stop shop’ for housing associations, house builders and repairs and maintenance firms in the North West.
The launch event, hosted at the store located at Aintree Racecourse Retail & Business Park, was attended by a number of key ‘movers and shakers’ from the housing and facilities management sectors.
The store stocks an extensive range of products – including ironmongery, building materials, electrical supplies, plumbing and heating supplies, doors and joinery, timber and sheet materials and hardware – but offers the flexibility to tailor product ranges in order to meet customer requirements.
Anita Harrison-Carrol, Head of Operations, at Sovini Trade Supplies, said: “Today has been a great success. We already have some excellent contracts under our belt, which will no doubt be enhanced with this new shop front.”
“The store is, however, just one string to our bow, with our main offering being the provision of supply chain solutions to business, helping them to better manage their time and budgets; providing quality building materials with a choice of ordering and delivery options.”
Sovini Trade Supplies is unlike most businesses of its kind, with all elements of the business, from sourcing to purchasing, to supplying and serving, centred on the desire to do social good.
As part of the philanthropic Sovini Group, capacity generated by Sovini Trade supplies will be reinvested in the group’s non-profit social housing partners, supporting their investment in new homes and developing the local communities.
The Sovini Group provides social value in numerous ways, from recruiting bright and talented apprentices, offering free training to schools, funding community projects around health, young people and employment; as well as investing millions in local communities.
Sovini Group partners include One Vision Housing, Pine Court Housing Association, Sovini Property Services, Sovini Building and Maintenance and Sovini Homes.