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Gibbs & Dandy are a network of local builders and timber merchants serving professionals in the building trade. The roots of Gibbs & Dandy can be traced back to when the company was established as an ironmongery business based in Luton. The business was acquired by George Frederick Gibbs before being purchased by William and Percy Dandy in 1894. In 1920, Gibbs & Dandy became a private limited company, acquiring new premises in Luton and Dunstable, and later being floated on the Birmingham Stock Exchange. In 2017, builders merchant Chas Lowe & Sons acquired the company and relocated to Stevenage. The company has a proud history built on local relationships, with each branch tailoring their service to meet the needs of their local market and customers. Employees build strong relationships with customers and each other thanks to a great deal of enthusiasm, support and well-placed humour, which is useful in a challenging and fast-paced environment.

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My Company

91% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Managers in the business have their performance measured in a number of ways. First and foremost, they are provided with objectives and KPIs, given the opportunity for one-to-one meetings, and invited to attend annual appraisals.

My Manager

86% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Managing Director Neil Lawrence engages with the business in a number of ways. He is frequently visits every office across the branch network to spend time with employees, and regularly provides video, letter and email updates, including notes in the company newsletter.

My Team

85% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Managing Director Neil Lawrence engages with the business in a number of ways. He is frequently visits every office across the branch network to spend time with employees, and regularly provides video, letter and email updates, including notes in the company newsletter.

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