- Business established: 1919
- Head office: Oldham
- Number of employees: 52
- Branches: 4
- Time working with Midland Lead: 4 years
George Hill Timber and Building Supplies Ltd is a family-run business, established in November 1919 in Oldham. The business was set up by George Hill who had been inspired by the world of timber after spending time in America before WW1.
The business survived both World Wars as well as the depression of the 1930s and today has flourished with four branches in the North West and an impressive catalogue of building supplies alongside timber. As well as the head office in Oldham, George Hill Ltd has branches in Bolton, Sale and Nelson.
Midland Lead has been supplying George Hill Ltd with rolled lead since 2012. Building supplies manager, and George’s great grandson, Will Hill says that the reason for choosing Midland Lead was down to price: “Good pricing is something we look for in all of our suppliers and Midland’s rolled lead is incredibly reasonable.
“Our company hinges on the same ethos that it began with 97 years ago: a dedication to quality and a first class customer service experience. These are qualities we also expect in our suppliers and have never had a single issue with Midland Lead, we are happy with their service.”
George Hill places an average of two rolled lead orders per month with Midland Lead. The company believes that all items on their stock list should be in stock so that a customer is never kept waiting. Will says: “Midland Lead has been a reliable supplier for us, their orders are always on time.”
The Hill family is dedicated to driving the company forwards and providing a complete service for all customers, whether they are self-builders, professional tradesmen, construction companies or DIY enthusiasts.
Will adds: “It is with the help of everyone at George Hill Ltd and great suppliers like Midland Lead that we are able to maintain the special traditions and ideals laid down by our father, grandfather and great grandfather.”