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CQMS success for Close Brothers

Thousands flock to Tullamore, Ireland, to enjoy the first ever Machinery Movers Magazine’s Construction and Quarry Machinery Show (CQMS) 

The two-day event, held on 17th and 18th April, attracted some of the biggest names in the construction and quarry industry and was proudly sponsored by our sister company in Ireland, Close Brothers Commercial Finance. 

Mother Nature blessed the show with fantastic weather conditions, which was welcomed by both exhibitors and visitors as they were able to watch live demonstrations of a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment in comfort.

Adrian Madden, from Close Brothers Commercial Finance said: “What a brilliant two day show. Having the opportunity to speak directly to both dealers and buyers reinforced the growing sense of optimism that we’ve recognised in the construction market.  There is a clear appetite to invest in new machinery. 

“We were able to approve funding there and then for a number of new pieces of kit that were on display, which really highlights the expertise and the agility in the team.”

An evening drinks reception was held after the first day at The Copper Pot Still in Tullamore, where exhibitors and guests were able to network further and meet the Close Brothers team.

Mr Madden added: “As headline sponsors of the show we would like to express our thanks to Brian Coogan and the team at Machinery Movers for organising a truly excellent event. Here’s to CQMS’17.”

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