Confirmation of Uriah Woodhead & Son, and Nelsons of Keighley, as the latest acquisition by Huws Gray


Independent builders’ merchants, Huws Gray, are pleased to announce the acquisition of Bradford based Uriah Woodhead & Son, and its sister branch, Nelsons of Keighley, continuing the next phase of its ambitious expansion plans.

Uriah Woodhead & Son has been a part of Bradford’s commercial landscape since 1866, servicing the local industry needs for 154 years. Run by five generations of the same family, the company stocks thousands of building material lines across their two sites, with specialist teams to provide exceptional knowledge and advice to customers.

Matthew Owen, Head of Acquisitions for Huws Gray said: “The acquisition of Uriah Woodhead & Son and its sister branch, Nelsons of Keighley, marks our commitment to grow Huws Gray in West Yorkshire and beyond. We are truly optimistic for what the future holds and excited to acquire a company whose history, reputation and great customer service is at the forefront of what they do.

Paul Jaggar, Director of Uriah Woodhead & Son, added: “We are pleased to be the latest acquisition by the Huws Gray Group. The company is very well known and respected in the industry for their expertise and service. With their passion and vision, we know that they will drive the business forward and that the future looks really exciting for all those involved.

This acquisition is the second in West Yorkshire in a month for Huws Gray, after the recent purchase of Milford Building Supplies in Leeds. As they join existing branches in Bradford, Heckmondwike and Horbury Bridge, Market Weighton and Burnley, this acquisition significantly strengthens the company’s presence in the county.

The Huws Gray Group are particularly excited for 2021, as they are committed to growing the business through further acquisitions and creating more opportunities in their branches and support centres on Anglesey and in Cambridge.