The Partners Group helps build brick supplier’s brand

Andrew Pickersgill. Picture by Gavin Forster photography

York PR agency The Partners Group has been appointed by Gateshead-based sustainable building materials supplier McGovern & Co. to support the business as it prepares for further growth.

The 73-year-old company, which was acquired by Wetherby-based growth specialists the Alpaca Group in 2020, leading to a 50 per cent sales increase over the last 18 months, has recently launched an updated website featuring a new brand identity, and new services for customers including a brick-matching service and brick calculator.

Established in 1949, McGovern & Co holds the largest stock of bricks in the North East and works with builders, architects, builders’ merchants and homeowners. Managing director Andrew Pickersgill commented: “It’s an exciting time for the business and we’re glad to have The Partners Group on board to help us shout about some of our upcoming developments.

“The activity we’ve seen so far has been excellent, including an award entry that resulted in us winning a Small Business Award at this year’s North East Business Awards. We’re looking forward to seeing what else we can do together.”

Partners Group director Monica Green said: “McGovern & Co. is a well-known name in the construction industry for its levels of expertise and commitment to sustainable development, and rightly so. The business has big ambitions to capitalise on its recent sales success and we’re pleased to be able to help it become more visible as it expands across the north of England.”

Established in 1988, The Partners Group specialises in PR and marketing communications, supporting clients across the UK operating in the building products, property and construction, professional services, manufacturing, and food processing sectors.

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