Soccer star opens Dorchester builder's merchant

TOP OF THE BUILD: Ray Parlour with Gibbs & Dandy’s Andrew Cushing

TOP OF THE BUILD: Ray Parlour with Gibbs & Dandy’s Andrew Cushing

First published in Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Features & entertainments writer

FORMER Arsenal and Eng-land legend Ray Parlour is to open a new builders’ merchant in Dorchester.

Talk Sport pundit Parlour will be at Gibbs & Dandy on Great Western Road from 4.30pm until 7pm tomorrow.

The ‘Romford Pele’ is looking forward to meeting Dorset’s builders.

Parlour, one of Gibbs & Dandy’s official ‘Team Builders’ ambassadors, will meet and greet local tradesmen, take part in a target football shootout and give people the opportunity to win prizes for their local sports teams and clubs.

He said: “These events are really good fun and allow me the opportunity to meet the skilled tradesmen from the area as well as the great Gibbs & Dandy team – and have a real laugh in the process.

“Team Builders is a great way of supporting sports sides in a new area where you open a store.

“I’ll be coming along to tell a few stories, sign a few autographs and be in some pictures – and obviously dust off the old shooting boots as well!”

The idea for Team Builders came about through the amount of Gibbs & Dandy customers involved with a sports organisation and branch manager Richard Buck believes it will be hugely popular.

He said: “Gibbs & Dandy prides itself on being a team knowledgeable about the local area providing a service tailored to the needs of our customers and the community, and one of the things we are most asked about is support for teams – whether it be junior sides that tradesmen run or groups that they play in themselves.

“Team Builders is about giving customers the chance to meet a real sporting hero and also providing access to a raft of kits and equipment packages that we have, to provide vital support to grass roots sport.”

Anybody in the building trade who would like to attend the official Gibbs & Dandy opening should visit to secure their place.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree