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N.G. Bell & Son Ltd.
30 Greyabbey Road
BT22 2NY

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Norman G. And Elsie Bell came to Ballywalter from West Ulster in 1950 and bought an existing grocery and hardware business situated at 58 Main Street Ballywalter. The couple were successful in business and expanded into the adjoining property, which came on the market, south of number 58. Storage at The Square, Ballywalter and on the Dunover Road, Ballywalter was later acquired.

On the untimely death of Norman G Bell in 1973, his son Graham took over the running of the business at the early age of 19. The business continued to prosper and a Private Limited Company was launched in 1979, with the name N. G. Bell & Son Ltd as a reminder and tribute to the head of the old family firm, and with Graham as the Principal Director.

The grocery end of the enterprise was faded out in the early 1970’s and the business successfully concentrated on Timber and Building Supplies.

Turnover continued to increase resulting in the business outgrowing its existing premises at Main Street. A green field site was acquired and developed at 30 Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter to which the business was transferred in March 2003.

A huge industrial storage shed facility was built to accommodate all manner of building supplies, while the Office and Retail Shop was first housed in a temporary portacabin facility during the early days of the Greyabbey Road Project. This led to the construction of an 18,000 square foot building in April 2004 to house the Offices and Retail Elements of the business.

The New Offices and Retail Shop were opened to the public in January 2006. With Graham’s son Norman working on making sure the layout and merchandising of the new store is just right. The business has continued to evolve with the new facilities and are constantly developing new lines of business in an ever changing market place.

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Great value coupled with first class service from our store to your door!

Award Winning Small Business - Octabuild Builders Merchant Awards 2010

Family business established over 60 years

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