MKM News
November 1, 2019

MKM Building Supplies Acquires Brooke Ceramics

We’re delighted to announce that we are enhancing our retail portfolio with the acquisition of Hull based Brooke Ceramics, the UK’s largest independent tile and bathroom store.

The transaction was completed yesterday, 31st October 2019, and it’s business as usual for staff and customers at the East Yorkshire store.

Established by Ernest Brooke in 1925, Brooke Ceramics is a family run business and has become renowned locally for its stunning tile showroom, featuring over 100 tiled bathrooms and an array of floor, wall and kitchen tiles at affordable prices, all wrapped up with good, old-fashioned customer service.

The acquisition is a natural extension for MKM, and will enhance our product and service offering to both trade and retail customers.

The location of the Brooke Ceramics showroom, just a stone’s throw from our Hull branch on Stoneferry Road, makes it a fantastic opportunity to develop our business locally, and incorporate the extensive tile choice into our nationwide network.

David Kilburn, Executive Chairman commented:

“We have found a like-minded company in Brooke Ceramics which places the customer at the heart of the business. The team at Brooke Ceramics is highly skilled, has superb product knowledge and a great distribution network. We are confident this will be a great asset and look forward to the opportunities ahead.”

Geoff Brooke of Brooke Ceramics commented:

“MKM has an impressive reputation in the industry and is well-known for its commitment to the local building trade. Our team is excited at the prospect of becoming part of MKM’s dynamic growth, while continuing to maintain the UK’s most extensive range of wall and floor tiles for our customers.”