Haldane Fisher is top builders merchants

Pictured here are David Brown, Manager, Haldane Fisher, Coleraine, receiving the Overall Award from Minister Bell and Tadhg Donohoe, Chairman, Octabuild (right).
Pictured here are David Brown, Manager, Haldane Fisher, Coleraine, receiving the Overall Award from Minister Bell and Tadhg Donohoe, Chairman, Octabuild (right).

A Coleraine business has been named the top builders merchants in Northern Ireland at the Octabuild Builders Merchant Awards.

Haldane Fisher is one of ten branches in Northern Ireland of the family owned Haldane Fisher group.

The Coleraine branch has been in operation since 2009 and currently employs 11 people.

The judge complimented its energised sales process and very structured and results orientated team.

The awards were presented by Jonathan Bell MLA, Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in the Hilton Belfast Hotel before an audience of almost 200 people representing the merchant and building industry.

The judge, independent retail expert James Burke, described the winners as exceptionally well run businesses.

He said that since the last awards in 2014 there was a stronger focus on sales growth structures and a greater focus on using digital media.

Octabuild chairman Tadhg Donohoe said, “Merchants who enter the Octabuild Builders Merchants Awards show that they have confidence in their ability to operate well-managed businesses and provide a quality customer service .”