Banner Group acquires William Turner & Son

On June 30, William Turner & Son became part of the Banner Group. Although formally an acquisition, both parties see this move as the coming together of two great schoolwear businesses to create a stronger and more sustainable whole.

In a statement on LinkedIn, Daniel Turner, managing director, said: “By joining forces, we at William Turner will access the commercial strength and expertise of Banner, helping us to continue growing in partnership with customers. In practical terms we will operate as a distinct trading division of Banner, retaining our autonomy, brand identity and great people.”

Mr Turner will remain in his role as managing director, John Turner as operations and production director and Andy Smith as sales director.

There will be no change to William turner’s trading arrangements and all usual contacts and processes will stay the same.

Mr Turner continued: “Banner are supportive of our UK manufacturing capability and it is very much business as usual as we continue to focus on delivering great service in the critical summer months ahead. Longer term we hope to tap into the resources of Banner to further improve the customer offer and service that is the signature of William Turner.

“This is clearly a significant milestone in the William Turner journey. For over 50 years all of us at William Turner & Son have sought to build a company based on service, quality and trust. In Banner we have found a business that respects that heritage.

“We are excited for the future and would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for your support over so many years. We look forward to serving you for many more as part of the Banner Group.”

Glenn Leech, CEO of Banner, added: “Joining forces with William Turner will fill a gap in our offer, supporting our ambition to grow in tandem with values founded on service sustainability, and support for customers. I’ve high hopes for our partnership for it’s difficult to think of a better commercial match.”

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