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A message from Matt Pullen, Managing Director British Gypsum, in relation to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

30th March 2020 - 15:00

Whilst we continue to support NHS and other essential infrastructure, building and maintenance projects in the UK, we have now temporarily ceased operations in the majority of our UK facilities.

Technical Support is still available to support your ongoing drylining projects via email, please contact bgtechnical.enquiries@bpb.com.

This closure is for an initial estimated period of 3 weeks. Our provisional opening date is Wednesday 22nd April, however, our closure will be reviewed regularly as advice is updated from the UK Government. Further information on when new orders can be placed and deliveries made will be available nearer the time, after the safe re-start of our operations.

We will retain a small-scale customer services, operations and logistics team to be able to provide drylining products to support those NHS and other essential infrastructure, building and maintenance projects in the UK during this time. To advise of requirements for these projects please use this new dedicated email address: BGCSC@saint-gobain.com. During this time, other order enquiries will not be serviced.

We will also maintain our supply of cement rock from two of our mines at Fauld and Brightling to key customers also involved in essential national infrastructure projects.

We have implemented rigorous measures in line with Public Health England recommendations for our people remaining in the work place performing these essential operations.

The country is facing the biggest battle that this generation will probably see, against an invisible enemy, that will impact our way of life, not just today but ongoing. Please do everything you can to take care of yourselves, your family and friends, and the more vulnerable in our communities over the coming weeks.

Thanks again to all our valued customers and trusted supply partners for your support of British Gypsum, I very much hope that we will be able to open our business up fully again in the not too distant future.

Over this period, we will continue to provide updates here on our website and on our main social media channels. Stay safe.

Kind Regards 

Matt Pullen
Managing Director, British Gypsum

British Gypsum - Kirkby Thore