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Global Stone acquires Digby Stone

Global Stone (Colchester) Ltd has announced that it has acquired Digby Trading Ltd (Digby Stone) as of Thursday 28 January.

Digby Stone was established in 2008 by Darren and Claire Digby and has rapidly become one of the leading suppliers of natural stone and porcelain paving in the UK.

Darren said: “We have built a very strong and loyal customer base during this time but recognised that we needed to strengthen our supply chain to retain consistent high levels of customer service. The constant challenge facing Digby Stone moving forward was to secure continuity of supply through a combination of product and shipping. We see this as an exciting opportunity that secures the long-term interests of our personnel and customers.

“Global Stone, like Digby Stone, have a similar ethos and this combined with strong branding will bring an enviable offer to the hard landscaping market. I look forward to the year ahead and to working closely with my new colleagues at Global Stone.”

Management of Digby Stone will remain unchanged with Darren Digby leading the company as managing director. Julian Wood, managing director of Global Stone said: “I have known Darren for many years and look forward to working with him and his team.”

“We’re delighted to welcome Digby Stone into the Global Stone family” said Harsh Kalani, owner/director. “Our shared values toward our customers and employees convinced us that this was a logical next step for us. In addition to sharing best practices and leveraging industry-leading resources, I am excited by the opportunities that we will create for our employees to continue growing, while keeping the customer at the centre of everything we do. This acquisition is consistent with our long-term growth strategy and further strengthens our presence in the UK.”

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