Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark saidthe group anticipates reporting operating profit for 2015 in line with the guidance of about £125.5m - £127.0m.(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton said on Tuesday that trading conditions in its final quarter of the year were “broadly positive”, on the b(...)

Grafton chief executive Gavin Slark. Grafton has reported a rise in revenues to £1.87 billion (€2.64 billion) for the ten months to October 31. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Builders’ merchant and DIY group Grafton has reported a rise in revenues to £1.87 billion (€2.64 billion) for the ten months to October 31. Grafton sa(...)

Gavin Slark, chief executive officer of Grafton said the deal will give Grafton a presence in the Netherlands for the first time and strengthen its branch footprint in the mainland European market. (Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Irish merchanting and DIY group Grafton said on Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Dutch tool distributor Isero for €91.5 million. The acquisition(...)

Gavin Slark, Grafton chief executive officer, said that despite current challenges the group is “well placed to make further progress in the second half towards delivery of its medium term targets of a 7 per cent operating margin and 15 per cent return on capital employed.”(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Gavin Slark, the chief executive of the Grafton Group, which reported strong interim results on Thursday, said the company remains on the lookout for (...)

Grafton’s retailing division reported positive impact on trading from higher volumes in traditional builders merchanting business

DIY and building group Grafton has posted a 6.6 per cent increase in revenue to £1.08 billion in the first half of 2015, compared to £1.015 billion a (...)

Grafton said its DIY business in Ireland benefitted from modest revenue growth as the recovery in the wider economy started to slowly transition into the retail sector

Builders’ merchant and DIY group Grafton has reported a 6.7 per cent increase in group revenue for the first four months to the end of April.In an int(...)

Glenn Murray celebrates after scoring the first goal for Crystal Palace as Manchester City’s Joe Hart appeals for offside recently. Photograph: Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett

We are approaching, as Alex Ferguson once charmingly described it, the nerve wracking “squeaky bum time” of the English football season. Half the Iris(...)

Gavin Stark: bullish mood

Gavin Slark, the drum-bashing chief executive of building materials supplier Grafton Group, was in bullish mood after presenting stellar annual result(...)

Grafton says that growth in retail spending, including DIY, is likely to be modest as households continue to gradually reduce high levels of debt.

Builders’ merchant and DIY group Grafton has reported profit before tax that was up 56 per cent to £101.2 million (€141 million) for the year ended De(...)

Grafton’s retailing division, which includes Woodie’s, reported a modest recovery in core retail sales in Ireland as household finances continue to be under pressure

DIY and building group Grafton has posted a 9.5 per cent increase in revenue to £2.08 billion (€2.64 billion) for 2014, compared to £1.90 billion (€2.(...)