Metro members reject Flooring One merger
Members of the Metro flooring buying group have voted against a proposal to combine with fellow buying group Flooring One.
The vote, at its AGM yesterday afternoon, was described by Martin Harvey, Metro chairman as very calm and business like. 'There were strong feelings on both sides and these have been aired over the past 18 months. Most members had decided beforehand and when it was put to the vote the members against it by a small majority.'
'We will look at the group and change things: you can't stand still and have to look forward. It will be disappointing for some people but I'm hopeful we won't lose any members as a result.'