HAI study group tours top UK stores

In the middle of October, HAI brought two delegations of members on study tours to Milton Keynes in the UK. Hosted by Steve Collinge...

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Construction product sector welcomes building optimism

According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), Irish construction activity accelerated in September, though the rate of job creation across...

Supplier Profiles

Less smoke, more sales – Stafford Fuels opens €3 million plant

HAI Chief Executive Annemarie Harte visited Andy Maher, Managing Director of Stafford Fuels, on the same week that he officially opened a new €3...

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Licensed to lock?

Since 1st February, 2017, licensing has been extended to contractors operating in the locksmith sector, writes Paul Scallan, CEO, the Private Security Authority.

Protect your business against online fraud

In 2016, €41 billion was spent on debit and credit cards issued in Ireland. A total of €13.2 billion or 32% of this was spent online. With the internet providing consumers with a particularly convenient way to shop, greater selection and ease of price comparison, this figure is likely to continue growing, writes Erica McKinney, Financial Crime and Security, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland.

Store transformations – disruption in bricks and mortar

HAI CEO Annemarie Harte paid a visit to the new Bunnings store in St Albans to see what new ideas the Australian hardware store giant is bringing to the UK market.

Hub of hardware activity – Brooks Timber & Building Supplies looks to 2020

The hardware facility at Finisklin Road on the outskirts of Sligo, Brooks Timber & Building Supplies, has been an integral part of the business...