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Burton tool supplier on the move after 80 years

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 19, 2012

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AN independent tool supply firm has relocated to a new site after ‘outgrowing’ its old premises.

Jones and Clark, which was founded in Burton in 1932, has moved to a new purpose-built site on the Northside Business Park off Hawkins Lane.

The company decided it needed to leave its former base in Waterloo Street, Burton, after changes in the industry and an increase in online sales.

The new building contains more space for products and more parking spaces for customers.

Managing director Simon Douglas- Clark said: “It was a major decision to move out of Waterloo Street.

“To put it simply, we had outgrown those premises, but all our customers knew where we were in the town and associated us with that shop.

“The changing nature of the tool, safety and consumable supplies industries was part of the catalyst for the relocation to the new premises.

“Over the counter and online sales are both important to this business, and competitive pressures to maintain extended ranges and specialist tools at short notice mean that fast distribution and delivery are now part of the mix.”

Business partner Monica Douglas-Clark added: “Our goal is to take the headache and stress out of buying by supplying everyday consumables and locating more unusual tools and supplies for our customers.

“We pride ourselves on often being able to arrange same-day delivery for bread and butter items, and rising to the challenge to find hard to source items quickly and efficiently.”

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