CT Baker Builders’ Merchants to continue to offer service to the local community

On Monday 23 March, the Prime Minister categorised the DIY and Hardware store sector as an essential retailer.

After much consideration, and with a view to supporting our customers who will in turn be providing essential services to the community such as plumbing and heating repairs, our Builders’ Merchants in Stalham, North Walsham, Aylsham and Holt will continue to trade at this time.

However, the safety of our staff and customers is paramount and we will therefore be accepting telephone orders only.  Please call your local branch and place your order, payment will be accepted by card only.  Orders can then be collected at the branch or customers can opt for delivery.  Social distancing will be adhered to at the branch, where goods can be collected outside of the branch itself and deliveries will be made safely to protect all concerned. Please talk to our branch staff for more information.

We will continue to adapt as this fast-moving and unprecedented situation dictates, but in the meantime, we would like to thank our customers for their continued loyalty during this extraordinary time.

CT Baker – COVID-19

CT Baker Builders Merchants’ puts its staff, customers and suppliers at the heart of everything it does, and during these challenging and unprecedented times, never has there been a more important time to continue doing so.

Looking after those close to us in our community will always be our top priority, so we are working hard to ensure  we are keeping our store clean, safe and as always, welcoming.  While  we pride ourselves on our standards of cleanliness, our daily cleaning regime has been stepped up.

We are diligently following advice from Public Health England and the World Health Organzisation.

We will continue to adapt as this fast moving-situation dictates, but in the meantime, we would like to thank you for your continued loyalty and support during this extraordinary time.

City Freedom granted to head of CT Baker Builders’ Merchants

Paul Pamment, Area General Manager for the Builders’ Merchants Division, has been nominated to become a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM) and awarded the Freedom of the City of London.

Mr Pamment, who has been at the helm of CT Baker Builders’ Merchants for eight years, was awarded the honour at a special ceremony at London’s Guildhall by Murray Craig, Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court at Guildhall.

City Freedom is an institution which dates back to the early 13th century. Until the 19th century, one needed to be Free of the City, via a Livery Company or Guild in order to trade within the Square Mile.

Mr Pamment observed, “You had to be seen as a true and proper tradesman that would trade goods with integrity and honesty. You could say it was the very first introduction of trading standards within business.”

“I am very humbled and honoured to have received this award”.

The WCoBM promotes training and education for builders’ merchants and is a great networking platform for members.  But is Paul able to drive his sheep across London Bridge with his recently awarded Freedom?  Sadly, not – it’s one of a number of ancient traditions that no longer exist. He is, however, as a liveryman, eligible to vote in an election for the Lord Mayor of London.

CT Baker Builders’ Merchants has branches in Holt, Aylsham, Stalham and North Walsham.  It forms part of the CT Baker Group which includes Budgens of Aylsham and Holt and award-winning Bakers & Larners of Holt.

Winner of the C T Baker Aylsham Show Prize Draw Announced

Congratulations to Jason Glasspoole, winner of our C T Baker Ltd Aylsham Show prize draw.

Jason was presented with his prize — a 40” Samsung HDTV — by Michael Baker (Managing Director C T Baker Group) and Paul Pamment (C T Baker Ltd Area General Manager).

Keep posted to C T Baker Ltd for our future prize draws and competitions.

JCB Forklifts arrive at C T Baker

  We were pleased to welcome JCB and the Builders Merchants Federation for the delivery of five new JCB Teletruk forklift vehicles today. Costing a combined £200,000, the five vehicles are part of an overall £1.5 million investment that we have made on our vehicles over the past 24 months.   With a maximum lift capacity of 3,000kg and a forward reach of little under 2.4 metres, the vehicles are sure to improve our loading efficiency, stock rotation and pallet movement.   One of each Teletruck will be posted at our Aylsham, Holt, North Walsham and Stalham branhes, and the fifth will be located at Bakers and Larners of Holt’s goods inwards yard.

New Vehicles for C T Baker

We are now in receipt of two new Iveco Daily 7.0t vehicles c/w cranes to add to our new 26t HGV with brick grab crane.

  All branches and customers can now make use of the additional fleet operating from all our branches, another 26t HGV has been delivered into the Holt branch.   All six new vehicles are in full operation. The Investment into our delivery vehicles will continue as we grow.