End of Year Message from our CEO, Patrick Simpson


Patrick Simpson, Chief Executive

I would like to take a moment to thank customers, colleagues and suppliers for your loyalty and support over the past twelve months. I recognise we wouldn’t be where we are without the contributions made by each of you and am very appreciative of this, thank you.

Docherty’s has had ‘quite a year’. We began the year in the ownership of the original founders and for the first time in its 57 year history we finished the year outside of the Moorcroft family’s ownership. I feel very conscious of the responsibility for the safekeeping and good health of the business that has been passed over to me. With your continued support we will once again see Docherty’s growing strongly during 2018.

Even in what is a challenging time for our industry, there are many ways to continue growing our business. One aspect that we can control is the internal organic growth and with a leaner and more efficient business we will achieve this. Growth through acquisition in our existing market place and in related areas is also an option which Docherty’s will explore in the coming year.

Exciting times are on the way back at Docherty’s, but there are still many decisions to be made in the near future. Rest assured that improvements and changes will all be made following input and consultation with colleagues, customers and supply partners.

Amidst all these changes our primary focus will be to build on the foundations of the business. We will continue to ensure provision of quality products, improved service and competitive pricing, bringing a new era which I hope will have a positive impact on the business as well as the industry. 

Have a restful and happy Christmas with your family and friends. I look forward to working with you all in the New Year and wish you a successful and prosperous 2018.

Patrick Simpson  

Chief Executive
Docherty Group