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Jangro member celebrates 125 year milestone

Published 19th November, 2014 by Neil Nixon

Jangro member celebrates 125 year milestone

A member of independent janitorial supply network Jangro is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, following more than 12 decades of growth and success. Pattersons, which started life as an ironmongery shop on Redcliffe Hill in Bristol by Robert Patterson, provides cleaning materials and catering equipment to customers across the south west and beyond.

Chairman Chris Patterson, who is the great grandson of the founder, said: “The family ethos has always been important to us and I consider our staff as an extension of our wider family. Six of our team have been with us for more than 25 years and my father Bryan, who is in his mid-80s, still attends our monthly board meetings. In addition, we have over 25 employees that have been with us for over a decade, including my cousin James and nephew Alisdair. Without the dedication and hard work of each and every one of them we would simply not be in a position to offer our customers the level of service we believe is important to them. We have always partnered with the janitorial brand leaders, but since joining the Jangro network 10 years ago, we have been able to offer the absolute best choice of quality products to complete every cleaning task at the right price, so everyone benefits.”

Joanne Gilliard, operations director at Jangro, said: “It is wonderful to see one of our members reach this extremely impressive business milestone and we congratulate them on their success. The solid foundations that have been laid down and built upon by generations of Pattersons stands the business in very good stead for future prosperity and I look forward to congratulating them on their 150th anniversary in 25 years time!”

Chris Patterson concluded: “We have seen many changes in our customers, stock profile and premises over the years. With our 55,000 sq ft distribution centre in Winterstoke Road, Bristol, and branches in Exeter and Redditch, our goal is to ensure that we are always ready to embrace change so that we can continue to offer an unrivalled personal service to our customers and to thrive until our 150th birthday and beyond.”

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