Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Builders Merchant
  • Year established:
    1840
  • Website:
    http://www.gibbsanddandy.com
  • Contact
    • Gibbs & Dandy, Saint-Gobain House, Binley Business Park, Coventry, CV3 2TT

About Gibbs & Dandy

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.


What is it like to work for Gibbs & Dandy

Leadership
Leadership
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 Manager
My Manager
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 Company
My Company
Their mission and values have been represented in a cartoon character called PET the Dog. This name stands for proud, empowered and trusted, and was used to launch the firm’s values across the company. The image is used in all employee communications as a reminder.

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Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    12%

  • UK sites:

    30

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Staff:

    546

  • Male : Female:

    83% / 17%

  • Staff Turnover:

    9%

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