Landscaping manufacturer Acheson & Glover welcomed members of the Builders Merchants Federation to its head quarters in Northern Ireland for a tour of its manufacturing plants in Toombe and nearby quarries.
The visit was arranged under the auspices of the BMF’s Young Merchants group.
The visit included a tour of A&G’s‘Outside Rooms’ displays which shift the focus from selling product-at-a-price to selling ideas that enable merchants to improve their margins.
The trip concluded with a visit to A&G’s merchant customer Haldane Fisher in Newry.
Shropshire Building Suppliers, Rawle, Gammon & Baker, Walter Tipper, Browns Builders’ Merchants, J.F Beale and LBS Builders’ Merchants were among merchants attending.
Christine Harding, BMF’s Marketing Manager, said: “Merchant training and support is a key part of what we do and organising these tours gives our young merchant members the opportunity to get together with other young senior managers so that they can build relationships, learn from each other and learn more about the industry.
“In previous years we arranged trips to sawmills in Latvia and system building sites and merchants in Amsterdam, but on this occasion members were keen to visit a supplier closer to home and A&G was the perfect fit. They are new to the market and our members wanted to find out more about them.”