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INDUSTRY NEWS New Guard Coatings Group expand into Scotland New Guard Coatings Group is pleased to announce the opening of its fi rst Scottish branch. From the 8th April, the group will have a base at Unit 30 Auldhouse Retail Park, Cogan Street, Pollokshaws, Glasgow, G43 1AP. Supplying a variety of industrial paints and coatings to industry. This is a result of a rise in demand for its products and services in Scotland, also the desire 18 APRIL 2019 to offer full coverage of the UK to its many clients. This new opening brings the number of sites operated by New Guard Coatings in the UK to seven. The 1500 sq. ft. Glasgow office will allow the group to increase their stock holding to over 400,000 litres of product, a colour matching service and offer free next day delivery, within a 40-mile radius of the office. Ben Cooper, Managing Director of New Guard Coatings Group, said of the opening “This is such an exciting time for New Guard Coatings Group. Our expansion plans are in full swing as we continue to focus on providing high quality products and services to support both existing and new clients.” Mr Cooper further added “A lot of our clients often have very specific and bespoke requirements. We not only aim to meet all of their needs, but also help them develop their businesses too, with technical support and training.” The office will be headed up by Stewart Murray, who has 30 years’ experience in the coatings industry and is FROSIO level 3 accredited. Mr Murray commented “It is a great honour to be asked to head up New Guard Coatings Scottish division and something that I am extremely excited about.” He went on to add “With a large number of clients already being based in Scotland, they will now benefit from the local stock holding and the increased support we can now offer. This is a hugely exciting time for New Guard Coatings Group.” The Glasgow offi ce can be contacted on the above address, on 0141 440 7213 or glasgowsales@ twitter: @surfaceworldmag