Harrison Machinery has come a long way since its inception 12 years ago but has still managed to stay true to its roots.
Founded in 2009 by husband and wife team, Eric and Bethan Harrison, the firm is based at Ruthin in the picturesque Clwydian Range in North Wales, just 20 minutes from Chester.
Phil Harrison, son of Eric and Bethan, first got involved in the business around five years ago after 13 years spent with agricultural specialists, the Wynnstay Group.
Phil explained: “When I got involved in the business I wanted to build on our relationships with established machinery brands and increase stock levels. There are no other stockists in North Wales thatsupply the range of specialised tools and materials that we do.
“We do dispatch materials and tools across the UK, have many trade customers from across North Wales and beyond and a flourishing walk in trade from local homeowners,” added Phil.
Harrison Machinery currently employs six staff and provides a wide range of agricultural, fencing and landscaping products including post knockers, fence posts, timber, wire, staple guns and other hardware.
Phil continued: “We have awide range of well known suppliers such as Tornado Wire, Scanipole, Stockade, Strainrite, KMR, Estate Wire, DeWalt, Birkdale, Durapost, Vector, Gallagher electric fencing and IAE.
“These trusted and well established brands are appreciated by our customer base and we are continually looking to develop new lines and stock new products as they enter the marketplace.
“If it’s fencing related then there’s every chance we will stock it and, if we don’t, we can easily source it through our supplier network.
“Our biggest sellers currently are the fence posts and wire as well as a range of tools that make the job of the contractor so much easier.
“Business is very good right now. Fencing has been a very progressive trade over the last few years and we’ve had some great support from our customers and suppliers through these challenging and unheralded times.
“We are aiming for further growth in the coming months and years by broadening our range and supply,” added Phil.
As with most companies in the sector, there have been impacts caused by both the Covid pandemic and the changes in trading relationships caused by Brexit.
Phil went on: “Supply and costs have been particularly challenging since the start of the year. Like many, we’ve had to adopt extreme forward planning in order to ensure we keep our customers happy.
“We only started focusing on selling fencing materials five years ago so if we can continue to grow our business and broaden our range at the rate we currently are then we will be heading in the right direction!
“I enjoy my job immensely. It’s great going into work not knowing what we might sell today or tomorrow as well as the many friendly relationships we have with our customers and suppliers. We really are all in this together!” added Phil.
It’s that positive attitude and rigorous dedication to improvement that will ensure Harrison Machinery continues to grow and stays ahead of the game for years to come.
www.harrisonmachinery.co.uk 01824 707003