An Introduction to Builders' Merchants by Andy Gamble

Simon Acres Group Launches Training For Builders’ Merchants

As a recruitment agency and online training provider that specialises in the KBB and construction industries, Simon Acres Group Limited provides training courses, with a certificate of achievement, to help businesses and individuals thrive. Its new training module is in partnership with Andy Gamble, former Managing Director at RGB Building Supplies, who has recently retired with over 40 years of experience in the builders’ merchanting industry.

The interactive, online training module has been designed for new starters, apprentices and those who are considering a career as a builders’ merchant. It offers an exclusive insight into a ‘day in the life’ of working in this dynamic industry. The module also contains Andy’s invaluable ‘merchanting smart tips’, which can help you to excel in your career and take it to the next level.

Andy comments: “I’ve dedicated my entire career to the builders’ merchanting industry, and I understand the challenges, triumphs, and the importance of exceptional customer service that you encounter daily. From starting as a trainee, progressing through sales and eventually leading one of the Southwest’s most prominent builders’ merchants, with a team of over 350 employees, my journey has been a testament to the possibilities this industry offers.

“My goal in this course is not to dictate but to share my views, experiences, and knowledge. I aim to sow seeds of inspiration and offer ideas that can enhance job satisfaction and elevate customers’ experiences. I want to be a guide, drawing from my decades of hands-on experience, to help those just beginning their careers to navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities that come their way in the builders’ merchanting world.”

As well as the expert training content, those who access the module will also benefit from a final assessment quiz to ensure they have grasped the insights and skills. Upon successfully completing the course, participants will receive a certificate of achievement, which can be utilised as a valuable credential to showcase their professional development.

Simon Acres, Managing Director, Simon Acres Group Limited, adds: “By investing in this training you gain invaluable insights into the inner workings of builders’ merchants. It provides a unique opportunity for new starters to benefit from over 40 years of experience from a true industry legend. When starting out in any industry, it’s natural to consider the paths that your career may follow. This training module answers many questions that new starters may have and provides valuable tips that can help to accelerate your career.”

Find out more about the online training module here: ‘An introduction to Builders’ Merchants by Andy Gamble’.

In addition to this, Simon Acres Group has released a brand new Industry Legends video with Andy Gamble. The video draws upon Andy’s years of experience in merchanting and aims to encourage more young people into the sector. Access the video here: ‘Industry Legends with Andy Gamble’.

For more information or to discuss the training options available, contact Simon Acres Group on 0203 701 6660 or email To find out more about Simon Acres Group and the services it provides, visit the website:


 Image captions:

  1. Simon Acres, Managing Director, Simon Acres Group Limited
  2. Andy Gamble, former Managing Director, RGB Building Supplies

 About Simon Acres Group Limited:

Simon Acres Group strives to make a positive impact by nurturing talent and providing a one-stop solution of comprehensive services for businesses. Successfully supporting over 1,000 companies to fill KBB specific vacancies across the UK, Simon Acres Group is also growing its construction and building recruitment branch. Beyond this, the group provides accredited training courses to help businesses thrive, as well as media production, web development and other services to support KBB businesses. Using its experience, knowledge and the diversity of its teams’ skills, Simon Acres Group Limited can add value in recruitment, training and digital media to KBB or Merchant companies, offering a range of solutions that support business growth.

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2nd November 2023


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