Leyland SDM appoints GCW for expansion

GCW has been retained by DIY operator Leyland SDM to assist with its expansion programme.

The company was acquired by Grafton Group in 2018 and has plans to expand its existing footprint with the most recent acquisitions including Battersea, Mile End, Clapham High Street and Putney.

LSDM is one of the most recognisable and trusted DIY brands in Central London selling paint, tools, ironmongery and accessories. Its network of 21 convenience-led and predominantly high street stores has been built up over the last 30 years during its period of family ownership.

The “small box” convenience trading format has proved a successful business model which compliments Grafton’s larger Selco branches located across London.

“Along with a strong reputation in the retail sector, GCW took the time to gain an understanding of our business model as well as the nuances of our property requirements. We’re looking forward to working closely with them over the coming years” says chief executive Jonathan Jennings.