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Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Heiton Buckley owner Grafton Group saw “softer than anticipated” market conditions in the UK in the first half of this year with revenue across the gr(...)

“Brexit could bring speed bumps but if you look at the size of the UK markets I’d see it only as a speed bump,” said Gavin Slark. Photograph: iStock

A hard Brexit is unlikely to adversely affect Irish building materials company Grafton Group, its chief executive has said. After the builders’ merch(...)

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark said the group expected favourable trends in its Irish and Netherlands businesses to continue. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Builders merchanting company Grafton Group’s chief executive, Gavin Slark, has expressed confidence that the UK home repair and maintenance industry w(...)

 Gavin Slark, CEO of Grafton Group: said the Brexit vote had “galvanised” management to act now on weaknesses in its UK business. The company is setting aside £20 million to cover restructuring costs.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Strong recovery by builders merchants Grafton in Ireland and the Netherlands was undermined yesterday by underwhelming figures from its key UK operati(...)

Grafton Group  chief executive  Gavin Slark: firm saw profits rise to £68 million. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Grafton Group plans to close “a number of branches” in its key UK builders’ merchanting business at a cost of £20 million (€23.6 million) as it braces(...)

Grafton boss Gavin Slark he was pleased that growth was coming in from almost all parts of the Grafton group.

Builders merchants and Woodies DIY owner, Grafton, which reported strong growth in sales and profits across Ireland and the UK on Tuesday, says it is (...)

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(...)

Builders’ merchant group Grafton, owner of the Woodies (above) and Atlantic Homecare chains, said it is seeing “absolute” sales growth in the Republic.

Recovery in the construction industry will continue to be slow and gradual, according to Gavin Slark, chief executive of Grafton, the builders’ mercha(...)