A business that employs in excess of 750 employees is closing all its 39 branches across Eastbourne and the South East on June 25. 

This includes local branches of Parker Building Supplies, Chandlers Building and Roofing Supplies, Stamco Timber and Fairalls Builder’s Merchant so that all staff across the entire business can have an extended weekend break on the first weekend following lockdown easing. 

Located in Polegate, the MD, Allun Pittingale said that all branches of the builders merchants had remained open throughout the pandemic with staff working relentlessly to serve the entire building trade, often in challenging circumstances, and being utterly flexible and amenable at all times. 

He said: “This is an unprecedented move for what has been an unprecedented year.What better way to show our appreciation to our hard-working team than to give everyone some extra time to spend with friends and families once the lockdown restrictions are all finally (and hopefully) lifted on June 21.” 

As a further show of appreciation all employees will also receive vouchers to enjoy dinner compliments of the business that night too. 

Customers are being informed of the unprecedented closing of the business for the afternoon of Friday 25 June, so that everyone in the business can go home and enjoy a long weekend with loved ones.