Acle builders merchants Rhino DIY changes hands in management buyout

Zoe Gabriele and Trevor Conway of Rhino Building Supplies and DIY in Acle. Picture: Rhino Building S

Zoe Gabriele and Trevor Conway of Rhino Building Supplies and DIY in Acle. Picture: Rhino Building Supplies and DIY. - Credit: Archant

An independent builders merchants based in Acle is under new ownership after a management buyout.

Trevor Conway and Zoe Gabriele have taken the helm at Rhino Building and DIY Supplies, and say they have plans to invest in the future of the business.

That includes putting £175,000 towards the purchase of three new vehicles, with the hope of expanding the 11-strong workforce.

The company reported year-on-year sales growth of 14% in the year to the end of September.

Mr Conway said: 'This year so far has been extremely positive for us.


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'We have seen a growth in both our trade sales and in our domestic retail sales.

'While this is hugely encouraging for Rhino and all the staff that rely on us for their own livelihood, it feels positive for the building and construction sector generally.'

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Rhino DIY is based at The Old Woodyard on Reedham Road.

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