Encon Interior Systems will merge with Nevill Long to create a new-look specialist interiors brand under the Nevill Long name.

The move follows extensive research by the Encon Group with its customers, suppliers and employees. It revealed that while both brands were highly rated for the quality of relationships, customers found having two similar brands confusing.

Encon Interior Systems’ branches will be rebranded as Nevill Long and feature a new look. Encon Insulation will remain the group’s brand for the distribution of insulation and associated products into the structural and industrial markets, with the majority of the group’s 20 branches being dual-branded Encon Insulation and Nevill Long.

The merger will provide a focus for the group’s investment in the interiors market, part of which will see Nevill Long recruiting new talent to complement the existing team.

Stuart Moore, Encon Group’s chief executive, said: “The merger is a 100% positive step. As well as changing the way we look, we’ll be changing the way we work, to give our customers a peerless experience with the aim of making us their distributor of choice.”

For more information visit www.nevilllong.co.uk