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About W. McGovern & Co

W. McGovern & Co, established in 1949, is a brick delivery service. The company specializes in sourcing, matching, and supplying bricks, for customers ranging from regional construction companies, builders, and individuals planning home extensions. On February 3rd, 2021, W. McGovern & Co was acquired by Alpaca. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquarters Location

Albion Street Felling, Gateshead

Tyne and Wear, England, NE10 9SJ,

United Kingdom

0191 469 3004



Latest W. McGovern & Co News

Serial entrepreneur George Heydon acquires Gateshead brick supplier

Sep 6, 2015

Serial entrepreneur George Heydon acquires Gateshead brick supplier 18:30, 6 September 2015 Mr Heydon has bought the business from his father-in-law John McGovern, who is now retiring Share Get business news by email Invalid e-mail Thanks for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again later Left to right: l-r: John McGovern, George Heydon and Adrian Dye A serial entrepreneur has acquired a well known Gateshead brick supplier, who has pledged significant investment after buying the business from his father-in-law. W. McGovern and Co, which was founded in 1949, has been bought by George Heydon, the businessman behind a host of national and international ventures including training and development company The Talent Group and sports apparel and canine kit specialist Accapi Group. Through the purchase of W. McGovern & Co from John McGovern, who is retiring, Mr Heydon has ensured the business remains in the family for a third generation – and he is now embarking on a sizeable investment programme. In its heyday, Felling-based W. McGovern & Co was the leading brick supplier in the North of England and the brand remains nationally-known and respected in the sector. Now, Mr Heydon – who started his own career as a bricklayer – will pump funds into a new internal IT system as well as a new website. Investment will also be made in machinery at the Albion Street site. All 10 members of staff have been retained through the purchase for their specialism and expertise, with Mr Heydon planning to add to the sales and customer service team. The buyout was overseen by Newcastle law firm Sintons, which acts for Mr Heydon across his portfolio of businesses. Mr Heydon said: “McGovern was once the big name in this industry, with most of the bricks that moved through this region passing through their yard. Of course times change and while the brand is still regarded in the highest terms, operationally it has been scaled back. But it remains the case that the heritage, years of experience and skill in the business means we can offer an unrivalled service in this field. “Through our planned programme of investment, both in terms of internal operations and through the creation of new jobs, we hope to restore McGovern as one of the big players in the field. “I am hugely passionate about North East business, and am delighted to complete the acquisition of McGovern & Co. It is fantastic to have the opportunity to continue this great family tradition.” The acquisition was completed by a commercial team at Sintons led by partner Adrian Dye. He said: “W. McGovern & Co has almost 70 years of heritage in the region and enjoys a national reputation in its field for its quality over many decades. “This acquisition has ensured it has stayed within the McGovern family for a third generation, which is an increasingly rare feat in this day and age. “George’s reputation in business proceeds him, and he is well-known in the North East and beyond for his commitment to making his ventures a success. We are delighted to have supported him in this acquisition.”

W. McGovern & Co Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is W. McGovern & Co's headquarters?

    W. McGovern & Co's headquarters is located at Albion Street, Tyne and Wear.

  • What is W. McGovern & Co's latest funding round?

    W. McGovern & Co's latest funding round is Acquired - II.

  • Who are the investors of W. McGovern & Co?

    Investors of W. McGovern & Co include Alpaca and George Heydon.



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