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Portadown firm wins Giants Causeway contract

A PORTADOWN-based company  looks set to clean up after securing an order with the National Trust Giants Causeway Centre.

The company will supply new equipment to clean the basalt walkways outside the centre, delivering a welcoming first impression for all visitors.

“The site was keen to be as eco-friendly and carbon neutral as possible, and we were able to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Karcher machinery to clean the untreated basalt walkways without the use of chemicals,” said Craigmore MD Geoff Baird.

“The machinery they have purchased does this and can also be used inside and out and with chemicals if necessary, the National Trust had very clear guidelines for the machine they needed and the Karcher machine fulfilled all their needs and proved itself to be the right machine during the on site trials”

“Another key aspect of us winning the contract is that the machine has a low water usage rate and therefore is suitable for using for long periods of time.”

The contract, worth £10,000, is the first that Craigmore has secured with the National Trust, but Geoff is hopeful this may open the doors.

He continued: “We are delighted to have secured this prestigious contract at this wonderful tourist attraction, at present our business is around 10 per cent public sector, so this is very definitely an area we are keen to develop and grow.”

Brendan Kelly, building service manager at the Causeway, who is pictured with Geoff, said: “ The equipment we purchased, had little impact on the visitors,  as we could clean and keep areas fit for purpose without disruption to the visit. They are efficient and easily stored,and come with a good aftersales service.”

Since its inception in 1990, Craigmore has been selling power washers, sweepers, scrubber-driers, welding equipment, safety wear, workshop tools and cleaning products from Karcher, SIP, 3M, Arrow, Nielsen and other leading brands to the public and businesses.

Craigmore employs 13 people and is located in Carn Industrial Estate, Portadown.

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