Slark: Grafton will stick it out in Belgium

Building supplies group still intent on expanding further in Europe as sales hit by bad weather

13th May, 2018
Slark: Grafton will stick it out in Belgium
Gavin Slark, chief executive of the Grafton Group

Grafton, the Irish building supplies and DIY group, said it is committed to its business in Belgium even as sales there declined in the first four months of this year.

Speaking after Grafton’s annual general meeting last week, its chief executive Gavin Slark said the company’s operations in Belgium had been severely hit by poor weather this year. But he said Grafton had moved in recent months to change part of its business in the...

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