Ballymena firm cuts deal to work with P&G
A Ballymena firm has landed a deal which will see it become the sole distributor for hygiene product giant Proctor & Gamble across Ireland north and south.
As a result the Galgorm Group will recruit seven people over the next six months and aims to grow its turnover by £10m over the next three years.
Galgorm Group will now manage the P&G Professional range throughout the island of Ireland including laundry, housekeeping and hygiene products throughout the wholesale market sector.
Managing director of Galgorm Group, Stephen McKenna, said the deal represented a link-up between a home-grown firm and a global powerhouse.
He said: "I am delighted that this will result in the creation of further jobs to add to the expanding core workforce."
David Cotter, country manager for P&G, added: "P&G has not had a proper distribution and sales network for professional end users in Ireland.
"Our partnership with Galgorm will allow us to directly support this important channel and for the first time we will be able to get proper data and feedback on the professional end users in Ireland."