94. Macnaughton Blair
- Chief executive: Gavin Slark
- Pre-tax profit: £4.7m
- Employment: 442
- Pay bill: £13.8m
Builders’ merchants Macnaughton Blair was formed in January 1973 as the result of a merger between two of Northern Ireland’s best known firms in the field, Norman Macnaughton & Sons, and Joseph Blair Ltd, a hardware and ironmongery provider.
The merged business was located on the Boucher Road in Belfast where it still operates from today.
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The single site operation was acquired by Irish business Grafton Group plc in 1989, one of Grafton’s very first acquisitions in the UK.
The business grew through a series of acquisitions between 1997 and 2008, increasing the builders merchant branch network in Northern Ireland to 16 branches plus one in Douglas, Isle of Man.
10 Falcon Road
Tel : 028 9038 5363