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A Wetherby paint company has expanded with new premises in Glasgow.
Rebecca Wayman

Yorkshire industrial paint group expands UK presence with new Glasgow base

Wetherby-based New Guard Coatings Group has opened its first Scottish branch.

The group now has a base at Unit 30 Auldhouse Retail Park, Cogan Street, and will continue to supply industrial paints and coatings to the industry.

The firm is expanding into Scotland due to the reported rise in demand for its products and services in the area. This new opening brings New Guard Coatings’ number of sites to seven across the UK.

The 1,500 sq ft Glasgow office will allow the group to increase its stock holding to over 400,000 litres of product, a colour matching service and offer free next day delivery, within a 40-mile radius of the office.

Ben Cooper, managing director of New Guard Coatings Group, said: “This is such an exciting time for New Guard Coatings Group.

“Our expansion plans are in full swing as we continue to focus on providing high quality products and services to support both existing and new clients.”

The vision of New Guard Coatings has reportedly always been to offer total UK coverage, and with customer numbers in Scotland increasing, it was a ‘sensible move’ to make.

Ben added: “A lot of our clients often have very specific and bespoke requirements. We not only aim to meet all of their needs, but also help them develop their businesses too, with technical support and training.”

The office will be headed up by Stewart Murray, who has 30 years of experience in the coatings industry and is FROSIO Level 3-accredited.

Mr Murray commented: “It is a great honour to be asked to head up New Guard Coatings Scottish division and something that I am extremely excited about.”

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