Achiev­ing more to­gether with Ar­gyll Re­sources

The Oban Times - - Feature -

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.

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