Williams & Co Trade Only Trade Counters and tradeonlyplumbing.co.uk have been trading as a “bricks and mortar” plumbers merchant since 1972. We're an independent plumber's merchant, expanding across the UK with a strict Trade Only policy, We carry many millions of £££'s worth of plumbing and heating materials across 36 warehouses and trade counter locations across the South East of England, Manchester and deliver to any mainland UK location, Same Day Every Day, 7 Days a Week.
Independently owned & proud to be different
Founded by Mick Williams in 1972, the company was a traditional local independent merchants for many years. In more recent years, the combination of great prices on the best products backed up by exceptional service has catapulted the company forwards to become a major regional independent and one of the fastest growing merchants in the UK.
Whilst other merchants may offer a confusing mess of price lists and discounts, we simply publish our best trade price, and charge the same price to every trade customer. If we get a deal from a manufacturer, then it is available to all our customers. All we ask is that, if we don’t know you, you are patient whilst we verify your trade status, as we do not deal with retail customers. We do not sell to retail customers, because we believe that our business customers deserve our full attention, and they need to make a margin on materials to cover their own overheads. We operate a single price policy, so every trade customer, whether in person or trading via the internet, pays the same low price. This saves our customers time and money because they don’t need to haggle to get a good price, or check their invoices carefully to make sure that the correct discount has been applied
In both 2014, 2015 and 2016 the company was recognised by the London Stock Exchange as one of the UK’s 1000 most inspiring businesses, and was listed in Real Business Magazine’s “HOT 100″ fastest growing businesses.
In 2015, the company was acquired from the Williams family by a consortium of management and staff, and most staff are now also shareholders.
We are proud of our commitment to paying a living wage, and to sharing the profits of the business with those who work hard in it.
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