With over six years tenure at MacBlair’s Downpatrick branch, Barry Kane has assumed the role of Self Build Business Development Manager to help drive MacBlair Group sales growth across Northern Ireland. Starting in internal sales, he became a sales representative after two years, exploring new sales opportunities and establishing strong bonds with customers.
“Out on the road chasing new business, you come across new builds and call in with them,” Barry remarked. “There is a strong self-build market in Downpatrick and self-builds have been a notable success for us.” Transitioning to cover the entire region, Barry’s primary focus is amplifying sales for all four brands—MacBlair, Wood Floor Warehouse, Doorways and Watershed. His strategy involves engaging existing clients and cultivating new relationships in the flourishing self-build sector. “We are much more than ‘just’ a builders’ merchant,” said Barry. “Watershed, Wood Floor Warehouse and Doorways are all part of our group umbrella of ‘4 Brands 1 Family’. They all add strength and depth to our offering.
MacBlair Builders’ Merchant is the self-builder’s friend; on hand at every step of the journey to deliver top quality, competitively priced material solutions to make that dream home a reality. All 20 branches have served the local builder and self-build market for many years and completely understand the needs of the self-builder.
Their service offer is organised specifically to meet those demands – massive stocks, top quality products, competitive pricing, reliable delivery and a “Here to Help” ethos underpinned by knowledgeable staff and exceptional customer service. Ian McClelland, Head of Branch Sales & Operations added, “This appointment, supported by our vastly experienced roofing, brick, civils and P&H experts, offers MacBlair unrivalled knowledge and an exceptional customer service experience in the self-build sector. “Underpinned by the strength of our four brands, we really do have it all when it comes to building your dream home.”
MacBlair self-build customers are allocated a personal branch representative who is on hand to discuss specification, pricing and supply of materials at each step of the construction process. “I’m thrilled to embark on this new role which presents a significant opportunity for growth within MacBlair,” Barry stated. “Collaborating closely with our external sales team and Business Development Managers will fuel our group’s sales momentum.” Expressing enthusiasm for the challenge ahead, Barry aims to replicate Downpatrick’s success across the entire group, propelling its self-build division to new heights.
Contact Barry on M: 07720 738644 or