Stuart Cook.

More choice for merchants from Acheson & Glover

Published:  17 February, 2011

BIRMINGHAM: Acheson & Glover (A&G), supplier of premium quality hard landscaping in Northern Ireland, is expanding in mainland Britain so merchants can benefit from its range of paving products, service and support.

A&G is family owned and has been established for more than 50 years. Until recently, A&G concentrated its hard landscaping sales in Ireland where its head office, quarries and manufacturing sites are located.

A&G is expanding in mainland Britain through sales to merchants and specified sales through merchants, with a clear focus on helping merchants grow their sales of hard landscaping.

Commercial director Stuart Cook explains: “It’s an exciting time for A&G. We have a strong and leading presence in Ireland and are already a market leader in the UK for hollowcore flooring. We have an excellent range of attractive and premium quality hard landscaping products which I’m confident match that of any other leading supplier, but we recognise merchants need more than good products to grow. They need reliable and flexible service and help with selling.

“The last two years have been tough for merchants,” continues Mr Cook, “and we don’t expect the overall hard landscaping market to show much growth. But individual merchants can grow and increase their share of the market if they know where to look and how to sell. We believe hard landscaping can be a growth area – if you sell it right.

"We do a lot to help merchants sell, with training, great literature, POS, support showrooms and displays and competitive prices. We also understand the importance of making it personal, being merchant friendly, reliable and flexible. We listen to what merchants want, and do it. It’s why we are the leader in Ireland. We look forward to making a difference here too.”

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