Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Hamill, has visited Henderson Group headquarters in Mallusk, meeting with Martin, Geoffrey and John Agnew, to learn about the company’s roots in the local community. Cllr Hamill was joined by Economic Development Project Officer for Antrim & Newtownabbey Council, Michelle Pearson.


Cllr Hamill and Ms Pearson were greeted by the Managing Directors and Chairman of the business and given a short tour of the headquarters. After, they joined Group Logistics Director, Pat McGarry and Group Property Director, Mark Adrain for a tour of the new, state of the art, £12.5m ambient warehouse which opened in September 2017.


Speaking of the Mayoral visit, Martin Agnew said; “We are a large employer within the Antrim and Newtownabbey area, so we are delighted that Councillor Hamill took the time out to visit our headquarters, meet some of our staff and learn more about what we do here, which is so much more than retail and grocery trade.


“We have been established in the local community, and indeed throughout all communities of Northern Ireland for over 120 years and have strong links with local schools and academies to inspire and motivate the next generation. Our Business in the Community links allow us to bring apprentices in to the workplace, share our business knowledge, and give back to local charities and organisations.”


Councillor Hamill added; “It was a pleasure to meet the driving force behind such a long established local business. Henderson’s commitment to the area over the past 40 years is clear through their continued investment, not only in their headquarters but also in the retail outlets spread across the borough.  As a Council, we are delighted to have such a forward-looking successful business based within our Borough.”


Henderson Group employs over 3,000 staff from its headquarters in Mallusk, through four companies including Henderson Wholesale, Henderson Group Property, Henderson Retail and Henderson Foodservice.