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James Donaldson & Sons acquires Glasgow stone worktop firm



James Donaldson & Sons (JDS) has acquired worktop specialist Stonecare.

Established in 1999, Glasgow-based Stonecare supplies solid worktops to the UK kitchen industry.

The deal adds to JDS’ expanding kitchens offering and “presents strong synergistic opportunities” for both businesses.

It comes only a week after the acquisition of Kitchens International, adding to JDS’ growing interiors portfolio, which also includes Optima Kitchens, Smith and Frater, Perform Panel and Buzz Home Offices.

Staff and operations at Stonecare will remain unchanged, with all 11 employees remaining in position.

Andrew Donaldson, chief executive at JDS, said: “Stonecare has an excellent reputation for quality, craftsmanship and service; an extremely high-quality product; and a great team of people.

“The business complements our existing portfolio in JDS and aligns well with our strategy to enhance our offering in the market, with a focus on kitchens, bathrooms and home offices.

“Historically a timber specialist, this is an incredibly exciting time for our business, as we continue to grow through sustainable organic growth and by the strategic acquisition of market-leading specialists.”

Andrew Crombie, managing director of Stonecare, added: “I am delighted that in our 21st anniversary year, Stonecare is joining the JDS group.

“With our shared family values and strong business synergies I am confident we will provide our great team with opportunities for growth and am looking forward to this next chapter for Stonecare.”

A family business, JDS celebrated its 160th anniversary last year.

The eight businesses that make up the group trade and operate independently, sharing best practice, innovation, purchasing synergies and market analysis.

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