The Billington Group Completes Purchase of Carr’s Billington Agriculture Ltd.

The Billington Group has completed the purchase of Carr’s Billington Agriculture Ltd (CBAL) from Carr’s Group PLC, making the Group the sole owner of the business. 

Since its origination in 1998, Carr’s Billington Agriculture Limited (CBAL) has successfully operated as a joint venture between The Billington Group and Carr’s Group PLC, with 50:50 ownership. In August, The Billington Group & Carr’s Group PLC announced a deal had been agreed to sell Carr’s Group’s stake in the business to The Billington Group – a deal which was completed today. 

The Billington Group Chief Executive Gary Blake said: “Following our initial announcement in August, we are delighted to have completed our agreement to become sole owners of Carr’s Billington Agriculture Ltd. 

“I would like to thank Carr’s Group for working closely with us for the past 20 years to grow the business to where it is today.” Blake added: “As a fifth-generation, family-owned business we are committed to developing and investing in all areas of the business for the long-term and we have already started working on how we improve our business.”

Carr’s Billington is the largest supplier of rural and farming solutions in the north of the country, offering a comprehensive range of feeds, machinery, animal health products, seeds, chemicals, fuels, tools, equipment and clothing. 

As part of the transition, The Billington Group have also appointed a new MD, Richard Quinn, who said: “We’d like to take this opportunity to first and foremost reassure our valued customers that this deal completion will not impact their more immediate interactions with Carr’s Billington. Looking forward however, we do have some exciting plans to improve our operational systems and processes in the background, with the specific aim of improving the reliability of service our customers expect to receive from us. The Carr’s Billington business has evolved considerably in recent years, and we are looking forward to introducing the infrastructure and investment required to support the high-quality of personnel we have on the ground and in the field.”

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