Growing on experience
With ten years of experience supplying into the Landscape and Local Authority sectors, John Murphy of Annaveigh Plants explains what it takes to become a leader in the industry
22 July 2015
Annaveigh has a lot to celebrate this year as it marks it’s tenth year in business and continued success in the industry. Annaveigh, located just south of Cashel in New Inn, Co Tipperary, is made up of two distinct parts, Annaveigh Plants which is the trading/sales company and the 80 acre Annaveigh Nursery.
Having become one of Ireland’s main suppliers to the landscape and local authority sectors Annaveigh has supplied many of the largest projects in Ireland over the last decade including The Aviva Stadium, The Kerry Group Innovation Centre, Fr. Collins Park and Ashbourne Town Centre. “Only last week we supplied a 50-60cm girth Box Head Tilia for a project in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin” explains owner John Murphy.
Employing 14 people John stresses the importance of building a strong team around you to ensure a business is successful. “Without them Annaveigh would not exist and their work ethic is superb. When we are busy and stuck in the office it’s imperative that we can depend on the team to select, lift and pack plants that our customers expect, trying to do everything ourselves is impossible.”
On staying ahead in business John believes it comes down to not only quality products but more importantly quality service for their clients is at the forefront of their business. Building on the success of the past ten years Annaveigh plants is entering its next phase full steam ahead according to John. “Hopefully a good beginning to our next 10 years and a consolidation in the small growth experienced last season.” He adds “We have managed to secure some new land and an expansion of the acreage under trees is planned which will focus on the production of heavier trees to reduce our dependence on imported stock.”