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MRA Marketing

We are a full service PR and marketing agency specialising in construction, building materials and home improvements. We help companies grow.

What customers say

“MRA Marketing was pivotal in guiding Freefoam in the early years of entering the UK market and we now work with the team to drive a strategic PR programme. With their input and guidance, I know we will meet our objectives. MRA really does help businesses grow.”

Colin St. John, Commercial Director, Freefoam

“MRA Marketing is a strategic partner for us; their expertise in the industry, insight and advice is invaluable.”

Jason Hughes, Managing Director, Imperial Bricks

“Our main goal when we stated working with MRA was to increase market awareness of our own greenteQ brand. They have helped us enormously in achieving that goal, with this multi-channel strategies.”

Gary Gleeson, Marketing Manager, VBH (GB) Ltd

“Love the business, nobody does PR like you guys.”

Steve Stewart, CEO, Brisant-Secure

“Your team works very closely together to provide a unique mix of professional skills in PR & marketing within construction and the builders’ merchant sector.”

Stuart Cook, Commercial Director, Acheson & Glover


“Results are already exceeding forecasts. The impact of the project has been unprecedented, providing EH Smith with a growth roadmap for the next 10 years.”

Mark Mallinder, Marketing Director, EH Smith

“Our thanks to all in MRA for the wonderful support given to our Company and for the excellent way you keep us upfront in the fast moving commercial world of today.”

John Poore, Almoner & Past Master, Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants

We found MRA’s industry knowledge, strategic approach and marketing expertise to be invaluable in launching AWMS and positioning us as market leaders.

Steve Durdant Hollamby, ex Divisional MD, Alumasc Water Management Solutions

“MRA Marketing gets under the skin of your business to understand it. They challenge us in a positive way and make relevant and sensible suggestions to improve our PR and its reach. They’ve really helped us raise our game, opening up new opportunities for us in key industry publications, and have made us realise what can be achieved with powerful PR and strategic thinking.”

Andy Williamson, ex Group Managing Director, IKO Plc

“I’ve been impressed with the MRA team. They are achieving an immense amount of exposure in the market for Fibo UK. Their strategic marketing and insight is contributing significantly to our sales and growth.”

Scott Beattie, Managing Director, Fibo UK

“The press and PR campaign around the competition has generated lots of interest. It’s been successful in three main ways: it’s communicated the importance of creativity in suburban architecture, it’s allowed us to see housebuilding from an architect’s point of view, and it has communicated the benefits of IG’s products to a very wide audience.”

Derrick McFarland, Managing Director, IG Lintels

“We are immensely proud of the work undertaken with the Code for Construction Products Information (CCPI), as we feel it signifies that our industry has not only faced up to some critical failings in practices and culture, but crucially how best to correct those as well.  There are many committed industry colleagues who have contributed to that end, but we particularly appreciate seeing the CMA judges recognise the MRA team for their outstanding work. MRA’s guidance and professionalism throughout have been essential to this milestone.”

Peter Caplehorn, Chief Executive, Construction Products Associations


Here are three things you didn't know about our Video Content Producer Harrison Hindle... We were extremely interested to hear that he has been in the fantastic @Channel4 thriller, #TheUndeclaredWar!


The #MRAVision team specialise in helping you share your story in an engaging and creative way. It makes our day to receive feedback like this... Thank you John Newcomb and @bmf_merchants! Visit to see all the leading #IndustryInsights so far!


"Look after your colleagues and customers, the results bear for themselves" says Shanker Patel of @LordsBuildersM. In his MRA Vision interview, Shanker explains what it takes to grow a major builders’ merchant. 👉 @BMerchantsNews @MarshIndustries


RT @RoofingToday: @TheBMBI's May Report reveals that builders' merchants' value sales were up by +14.8% in May 2022 compared to last year,…


Compared to May 2019, a pre-pandemic year, total merchant value sales in May 2022 were 23.9% higher, with all categories selling more driven by price inflation (30.0%) and volume was down (-4.7%). Download the latest #InsightsAndData:


RT @wehelp_you_grow: @LeeGilman4 @KimaRoofing @TheBMBI @LuciaStazio Like-for-like sales were up +30.1% on 2019, while price inflation hit…


Total value sales through specialist Plumbing & Heating merchants were down -1.0% in April 2022 compared to April 2019, a pre-pandemic year. Catch the full results in the latest @thePHMI report: #MarketData


Year-to-date January-May Plumbing & Heating Merchants sales are up 6.8% compared to the same period in 2021 with no difference in trading days. Catch all the latest trends, #insights and more in the May 2022 #PHMI report: #MarketData #PlumbingAndHeating


Construction charity, @bandofbuilders, who were featured in MRA Vision, have completed their first project in Northern Ireland. Volunteers descended on County Antrim to help build a sunroom for former bricklayer, Kevin McGowan. 👉 @Jewson @bmf_merchants




The MRA Marketing team is comprised of talented individuals across the spectrum of marketing, including PR, creative and digital, web development and video production. #Marketing #MeetTheTeam


Month-on-month, May 2022 was +7.1% up on April 2022, with one less trading day in the most recent period. Like-for-like value sales were +1.8% higher. Download the latest #PHMI report: #Plumbing #MarketData


RT @thePHMI: Month-on-month, May 2022 was +7.1% up on April 2022, with one less trading day in the most recent period. Like-for-like value…


The latest Plumbing & Heating Merchant Index (PHMI) report (published July) shows total value sales through specialist Plumbing & Heating merchants were 12.2% higher in May 2022 compared to May 2021. See the full results: #CovidRecovery #Plumbing #Heating


Total value sales through specialist Plumbing & Heating merchants were virtually flat (-0.5%) in May 2022 compared to May 2019, a pre-pandemic year. Like for like sales were up +4.5%. #PHMI report: #MarketData


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