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75. MacNaughton Blair

Published 23/04/2010

Managing director: Peter Kearney

Employment: 496

Turnover: £82.3m

Pre-tax profit: £1.2m

Macnaughton Blair is part of the Grafton Group, the third largest builders merchant operators in the UK. Macnaughton Blair is the leading builder’s merchant operation in Northern Ireland where it trades from 19 branches. In 2005, the company acquired the leading business in the sector Douglas on the Isle of Man. As well as offering trade timber, plumbing and heating products, building materials, and bathroom supplies, it also has four other divisions which offer specialist services to the building industry.

MB Civils based in Belfast offers a range of civil engineering and environmental protection products. MB Hire is the specialist plant, tool, equipment and scaffolding hire division which operates from seven outlets in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. Houtman Scaffolding and Architectural Ironmongery are the two remaining divisions.

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