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Elliott Baxter acquires Warren Board

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Elliott Baxter & Company Limited (EBB) has announced the acquisition of Warren Board. EBB acquired 100% of Warren Board on Monday 14 December 2020.

In its last filed accounts (October 2019), Warren Board had sales of £28 million and specialises in the supply of board to the carton print sector.

The acquisition of Warren Board will make EBB one of the largest board merchant suppliers in the UK and Irish market. This latest move further strengthens the commitment to this sector, following the acquisition of UniBoard (Dublin) in July 2019.

Warren Board will continue to operate from both its Leicester based warehouse (which stores over 10,000 pallets of product), and its West Bromwich converting facility (which has the capacity to convert over 5000 tonnes of product a year). During 2021, EBB plans to integrate the Warren Board sales within the EBB Service network, offering enhanced delivery of the widest product portfolio throughout the UK and Ireland.

Matt Elliott, Anne Ferguson and Barry Pincott.

The EBB Group, across all divisions in The UK and Ireland, will now hold over 50,000 pallets of paper and board, available for next day delivery.

Matt Elliott, managing director of Elliott Baxter & Co Ltd, said: ‘Barry and his team have built a fantastic business, with great staff, loyal customers and excellent mill partners. Warren Board has been a leader in the supply of carton board grades for many years in the UK, as a competitor we have admired its professionalism, stock range and the way it deals with the carton printers. Our new combined strength with Warren Board will see improved choice and better service to all of our UK and Ireland based customers.’

Barry Pincott, founder of Warren Board, added: ‘After 44 years building Warren into the company that it is today, the time is right for Anne Ferguson and I to fully retire.

‘With the help of our excellent board of directors, without whose help we could not have achieved the success we have today, it was felt we needed a partner who could invest and help us grow to reach our full potential.

‘We have known the Elliott family for many years and knew they were the right people to trust with our company. The synergy is perfect and could not be more hand in glove.’


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