Kelkay managing director Antony Harker has joined Glee's 'walking wounded'. Antony is pictured on crutches along with Alton Garden Centre's Derek Bunker in front of Kelkay's display of their new 'handy packs' of aggregates.
Antony said he has torn a cartilage in his hip playing football while Derek, who was pictured in yesterday's Glee Daily News with Klondyke's Bob Hewitt, claimed to have picked up his injury while skydiving.
"The hardest working people in this industry are on crutches," added Derek.
Kelkay introduces new range of handy packs and extends decorative aggregates range
Taking the most popular decorative products – Natural Slate, White Sparkle, Alpine Grit, Autumn Gold and Washed Pebbles are now available for smaller areas and finishing touches. Ideal for plant pot toppings, interiors and water features, the smaller pack size is ideal to pick up and go.
Easy to handle and ideal for adding finishing touches to outdoor spaces and topping plant pots, the handy packs give consumers a whole new range of cost-effective garden design options.
Additions of Natural Slate Chippings, Yorkdale Cream and Cotswold Rock extend the aggregates core range, all are available in large and bulk bags, increasing the volume selling lines in this category.
New “Gravel Bound” is a decorative, resin bound, low maintenance surface finish. Suitable for garden paths and decorative areas, Gravel Bound is porous to allow drainage, will not discolour and can be applied over concrete, tarmac and many other surfaces. Included in the handy mixing tub is washed and dried golden gravel and an easy to mix resin bond pouch.
All these new products will be on display for the first time on Kelkay’s stand at Glee 2015.
Antony Harker, managing director of Kelkay, said: “Our aggregates lead the market because we assure unrivalled quality, provide a wide choice - and listen to our customers. That’s why we’ve launched the new handy packs. We know that to maintain our market position, we must understand our customers’ needs and innovate continually as well as bring special offer promotions to drive high volume sales within this category.”
Kelkay ensures industry-leading stock availability and delivery lead times, especially at peak periods. It offers a £500 carriage paid order service across the UK through its transport logistics department. This ensures customers receive their orders within three days - and in many instances, two.
Kelkay’s brand portfolio includes Borderstone®, Build Mate, easyfountain® and Henri®, providing retailers with a single source of supply for a wide range of garden products. These include aggregates, stone, water and garden features, paving, edging and walling, building materials, horticulture, growing media and winter garden products.
By promoting aggregates, paving and fountains with eye-catching point of sale, merchandising units and display stands, garden retailers have seen sales grow in these categories.
Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from 14 to 16 September, Glee 2015 will host over 500 UK and international wholesale garden suppliers. Kelkay will be on stands 19 A10 – C11 and 20 G06 – J07.
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