An event held to launch the exclusive partnership between a north west gates firm and a premium French manufacturer went off with a bang.
Earlier this year Country Gates & Barriers signed a deal to become the UK distributor for a range of high-end aluminium gates made by Horizal in France.
It is now in the process of recruiting 100 specialist installers, known as ‘Portaliers’, which will be trained and licenced to fit the state-of-the-art lightweight gates.
The event was held at Country Gates’ Stockport base on Friday, April 6, and served as the official opening of its new £100,000 showroom built to showcase the Horizal range.
It was attended by Monsieur Jean-Pierre Delanos, president of Horizal France, who cut the ribbon on the showroom alongside Lord Dave Goddard of Stockport.
Also in attendance were Fabrice Marchand, sales and marketing director at Horizal, the Mayor of Stockport Councillor Linda Holt, MP William Wragg, and local council members and businesspeople.
Nick Corbett, managing director at Country Gates, said:
“It was such a pleasure to host our French guests; they have been wonderful people to do business with.
“We’d like to say a big thank you to them, and everyone who attended the launch event, which was a great success.
“We are now swiftly moving forward with recruiting our network of Portaliers, and have had a number of firms across the country express an interest in taking up this exciting opportunity.”
Lord Goddard added:
“Congratulations to Country Gates & Barriers on this exclusive deal – it is fantastic to see business like this being done in Stockport, and I wish them every success.”
Established in 1969, Horizal makes high-quality aluminium gates, railings and fences for residential and commercial markets, which are durable, secure and suitable for all architectural styles.