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Founded in 1931, LBS Builders Merchants are the largest and leading independent builders’ merchant in South & West Wales, one of the top 30 builders’ merchants in the UK. LBS has fifteen merchant branches, six plumbers merchants (Total Plumbing), seven kitchen & bathroom showrooms (Middleton), a roofing merchant (Caseys), a civil’s merchant, a Home and Garden centre and Talbot Timber, a timber truss and posi joist manufacturer. LBS supply a comprehensive range of building materials to the construction industry through its branch network from Aberdare and Maesteg in the east, to Cardigan and Pembroke Dock in the west. LBS offers its customers a complete supply solution.


Pro Steel Engineering is a young, dynamic and fast-growing company; our turnover increased from £3.6 million in 2014 to £15.5 million in 2015.
Commercial construction is an extremely competitive sector but we saw a gap in the market where we could offer dedicated services both on and off site, which most competitors can’t offer. We have subsequently built up a dedicated fabrication facility based in Caldicot and now service major projects UK-wide.


RockIT is a multi-award winning IT support company that helps thousands of businesses gain peace of mind through a customer-centric approach. We’re about keeping clients up and running; with 24-hour proactive monitoring and a responsive methodology that aims to resolve problems quickly and deliver reliable IT support when our clients need it. We offer a range of products and services that include: Cloud, Managed IT Support, IT Security, Disaster Recovery provisions and IT Strategy & Architecture. Our mantra is about listening to our clients and understanding their business goals and aspirations, then developing a tailored and bespoke solution that aligns to these business goals.


SPTS Technologies designs and manufactures etch and deposition equipment used to make a wide range of semiconductor devices for end-products such as smartphones, LED lighting, games consoles, cars and many other consumer goods used in everyday life. We are headquartered in Newport, South Wales, with the majority of our products manufactured here in the UK with around 280 employees based here. Typically over 95% of our products are exported overseas. We also have a small manufacturing operation in Allentown Pennsylvania, and Sales/Service offices located close to our customers in Taiwan, China, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, France and Germany, employing a further 190 people overseas. In other countries (like India, UAE, Russia, Italy, and the Czech Republic) with less demand for semiconductor processing equipment, we operate through a network of authorised agents.

20 January 2017

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