PLAYERS from Exeter Chiefs were the VIP guests at the official opening of RGB Building Supplies’ new Okehampton branch recently.

Local tradespeople and members of the community were invited to join Chiefs’ back row Kai Horstmann, prop Carl Rimmer and former player Chris Bentley as they took part in the ribbon cutting, helped serve customers and dished out the free celebratory breakfast.

Leading industry suppliers, including Grant, Makita, Keylite, Maincor and Polypipe demonstrated products and all customers who spent over £25 on the day were entered into a prize draw to win a signed Exeter Chiefs shirt.

RGB Building Supplies has been operating in Okehampton with a plumbing and heating branch for a number of years. However, relocating to the larger site on North Road has enabled it to increase its product range.

Paul Lethbridge, branch manager at RGB Okehampton, said: ‘We have seen our trade and retail customer base in Okehampton increase rapidly, so this new site has enabled us to grow our product offering to meet the customer demand.

‘It was a pleasure to welcome Kai, Carl and Chris to the official launch and we thank them for joining us. We now look forward to welcoming new and existing customers through the door.’