BIRMINGHAM-based Premier Paper Group is expanding in the south of England with the acquisition of Dorset-based merchant Arc Paper.
Arc Paper’s Tony Chutter, a prominent figure in the paper trade throughout the region, will join Premier’s Southampton team in a senior role.
He said: “This is good news. Arc Paper and the Premier Paper Group have a similar ethos which is a one hundred per cent commitment to customers.”
Premier Paper Group is the UK’s largest independent paper group offering locally held branch stocks and dedicated local sales teams.
Graham Griffiths, managing director of the Premier Paper Group, said: “We are continuing our strategy of controlled growth, even in the current challenging market.
“I am delighted with the acquisition of Arc Paper which will further strengthen our southern operations and fuel future investment in the region.”