Partners appointed to build brick supplier's brand

Sustainable building materials supplier McGovern & Co. has appointed Partners to deliver PR support as the Gateshead-based business expands into the North West and prepares for further growth following a 50 per cent increase in sales.

The 73-year-old company, which was acquired by Yorkshire growth specialists the Alpaca Group in 2020, leading to a 50% 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. 

Andrew PickersgillEstablished 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 PR team on board to help us shout about some of our upcoming developments. 

“The activity we’ve seen so far has been excellent, including an awards shortlisting for the Small Business Award at this year’s North East Business Awards. We’re looking forward to seeing what else we can do together.”

Partners director Monica Green adds, “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 in the key markets it serves and beyond.”