Dee Bee snaps up Kingston Beer supplies

Dee Bee Wholesale – a Today’s Group member – has acquired its fellow Hull-based business, specialist wholesaler Kingston Beer Supplies.

Kingston, which was set in 2008, will be incorporated into Dee Bee’s depot on Leads Road, Hull.

Milan Tojagic, founder, had taken the business from a standing start to an annual turnover of more than £1m.

He said: “We have been supplying pubs, restaurants and hotels throughout Hull and East Yorkshire and we are delighted to see the business move into the excellent hands of Dee Bee, a very professional and ambitious company that will continue to provide a top-flight service to our customer base.

“I will be working with Dee Bee as a consultant to oversee a smooth transition and my two drivers are also being taken into the Dee Bee business.”

Managing director of Dee Bee, Nick Ramsden, said the acquisition was yet another key step forward for the Hull depot, which opened for business in April, last year.

Since then, it has developed a wide customer base across Yorkshire, and recently took over some of the delivered business from the Dee Bee operation in Grimsby.

Ramsden added: “Milan has a wealth of experience in the on-trade and the integration of Kingston Beer Supplies into our Dee Bee operation will significantly strengthen our business in Hull. The two companies might be very different in size but they have some important synergies which will no doubt result in a smooth transition.”

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