Murray Farmcare ‘outstanding’ award success

Murray Farmcare, with five stores within South West Scotland, Cumbria and Northumberland has won a top award as the most outstanding retailer in the UK-wide Downland group of independent agricultural retailers.

Managing Director Andrew Cairns received the Franchise of the Year award at the group’s annual conference, held in Newcastle.

Winning smiles.  Stuart Stamper, left, presenting Kevin Turnbull, centre and Andrew Cairns, with the Franchise of the Year award

Stuart Stamper, Operations Manager for Downland said “Downland will celebrate its 40th Anniversary during 2019, the success of Downland relies on our franchisees providing farmers with the best advice, best products and the best value.  This award recognises the work the whole team at Murray Farmcare have contributed to working in partnership with their local farmers and Downland”.

“A great strength of the group” says Andrew Cairns, “is that knowledge and expertise is shared between the retailers because they are not in competition with each other. It enables independent companies to compete very successfully against the corporate giants and we’re all good at offering a personalised and responsive service whilst remaining commercially competitive.”

20th December 2018