Acquired from the founders in 2012 the business has grown from two sites to seven today.
BC Ceramics retails & distributes tiles bought direct from manufacturers in Europe and the Rest of the World. The business has historically focused on trade customers but has expanded into retail consumers, now trading across multiple brands in the South of the UK.
Acquired in 2012, Merino took an active role in the initial period of ownership as part of an operational improvement plan.
In Q4 of 2018, BC Ceramics acquired 6 retail sites from Capitol Tiles (in Administration). These included a number of sites in and around the home counties, a site in Fulham and a tile and bathroom store.
Staffordshire Tile & Stone Co
In 2021, BC acquired Staffordshire Tile and Stone Co. Based from a single site in central England, the business specialises in high-end, large format tiles, serving customers from its showroom as well as direct to trade and other tile stores throughout the UK.
The business journey
Original acquisition by Merino & active management position taken for c.12 months. Technology & back office systems implemented.
Rogers Ceramics, a local competitor, falls into administration & BC Ceramics acquires its Hayward Heath site which continues to be an important part of the BC network today.
In Q4 of 2018, BC Ceramics acquired 6 sites out of the Capitol Tiles administration. This continues the investment in and expansion of BC Ceramics beyond its original footprint to a now extensive group.
BC Ceramics added Staffordshire based high-end, large format stone specialist to the portfolio in 2021