Achieving more together with Argyll Resources
Argyll Resources Group dates back almost a century, being incorporated in 1919 under the name of John MacLachlan Ltd., the current director’s grandfather, explained co director Susan MacLachlan.
‘Sons Neil, Colin and daughter Chrissie continued at the helm over the following decades, with John my husband becoming involved during the 1980’s and myself a few years later.
For a time John’s brother, John and sister Jane also played important roles in the mechanical and crane hire side and office management respectively.’
Women have been employed in key roles and contributed greatly throughout the company’s development from its construction base to quarrying, ready mix concrete, crane hire, skip hire and recycling, portable toilet hire and bottled gas supply through its West Highland Gas company.
Susan added, ‘ Pamela Venters, a graduate MA (hons) Accounts & finance, joined in 2002 as our Group accounts manager and with an in depth knowledge of all areas of our business, continues to play a key role in the Company’s development. Flexible and versatile and with a great sense of humour, which is a must, she is a great asset to the business.
‘Ann Campbell our sales and hire desk administrator since 2006, deals with enquiries and orders and does a brilliant job advising customers, pricing jobs and coordinating transport deliveries to pro- vide excellent customer service.
‘Sally Payne drives the Heavy goods vehicles delivering skips, concrete and quarry materials and as the drivers’ representative, provides important feedback on the more practical operational and health and safety aspects of the business to the head office.’
Janet Black joined the company this year and assists Pamela with the accounts.
The company continues to invest in Argyll and Lochaber and provide employment and training opportunities to local people.