Bassetts company bucks the trend

BASSETTS, the Province’s largest bathroom, heating and tile company, which has a branch at Bushmills Road in Coleraine, yesterday announced it is expanding in Northern Ireland.

The leading local business, which is part of the internationally renowned Saint-Gobain Group, plans to open a new branch in North Down in the coming weeks.

In the last five years, Bassetts has doubled in size growing from five branches initially with the new branch bringing the total in the region to 13 and currently employs over 100 people.

Alistair Gillen, Branch Manager of Bassetts in Coleraine commented: “Expanding the network to 13 branches allows us to further establish and solidify our leadership in the plumbing and heating market in Northern Ireland.

“We have always had strong relationships with customers and are delighted with the expansion and the benefits this brings for customers, existing and potential employees alike. “

“The investment and support from our parent company, Saint-Gobain Group, has been critical to our growth, and they are backing our expansion in the region all the way.”

Managing Director of Bassetts, Stephen Bassett added: “With the strength of our leading market position and increasing investment, Bassetts is big enough to offer customers great deals from the finest of local and international manufacturers whilst still maintaining a very local, personal service and with a branch network managed and serviced by local people in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.”

Bassetts in Coleraine opened in 1995 becoming the company’s third branch in Northern Ireland. The company services the North Coast area and has grown significantly since opening.