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At Barbour ABI we have a long history of building great relationships with our customers, and we’re committed to going above and beyond to help them achieve their goals.

Don’t just take our word for it, you can read some of the kind testimonials from our customers here.

We have been working with Barbour for 6 months now. Very useful service and a great way to find contracts applicable to our business.

Johnny Drown, The Flyscreen Company

For many years DMI used Barbour ABI and were very satisfied with the service however for a very short period we decided to change over to one of their competitors which we soon regretted. The service and value for money, as well as the support, exceed those around them competing. I cannot fault the team and response, their understanding and when we have changed our minds on certain areas and resources and they accommodate us extremely well and put the customer first. I would highly recommend them to anyone else who wishes to use this type of service.

Gavin Plume, DMI Leisure, DMI Leisure

As a sub-contractor, Barbour ABI is an invaluable tool for lead generation and keeping up to date with the latest developments from planning to contract appointment. The service is second to none and the interfaces extremely user-friendly. The abundance of detail allows us to contact the right people at the right time to generate tenders and enquiries. Barbour ABI has been directly responsible for a number of contract awards and in our eyes makes perfect commercial sense.

Central Partitions & Screeds Jack Hughes, Central Partitions & Screeds Limited

The Openings product is very impressive. My team are actively using it every day and we will be renewing for the foreseeable future and frequently recommend this product to our clients.

Purified Air Company Andrew James, Purified Air

I have used Barbour ABI on a number of occasions in different companies within the Catering Equipment Supply industry. I find the system extremely informative and very easy to use. On a number of occasions I have taken the initiative to cold call on the openings and have managed to gain a relationship with the business owner. If not successful on the initial project it has definitely helped me connect and quote upon future projects. I would recommend Barbour ABI to any business looking for a way to gain information on applications and openings, without Barbour ABI we rely on word of mouth or recommendation.

Whalley Catering Equipment & Refrigeration Erica Anderton, Whalley Catering

Excellent promotion newsletters for our unique promenade tiles with a high percentage click-through rate and great regular assistance from Melissa and Katja.

Spartan Tiles Logo | Barbour ABI David Skinner, Spartan Tiles

Barbour Product Search’s Insights tool provides a detailed and manageable system of analytics that allows my work as Head of Marketing to be made quicker and easier. Detailed information about specifiers and the ability to follow up on leads has increased and offers a higher level of intelligence than before.

CLD Fencing Systems Logo | Barbour ABI Stewart Plant, Head of marketing, CLD Fencing Systems

Since we’ve featured on Barbour Product Search we’ve had plenty of enquiries and I’ve been very happy with the quality of the leads received. The editorial team are extremely supportive and proactively drive specifiers to our company and products through newsletters and social media promotion, helping to increase our brand awareness. Thanks for the great work!

Polyroof logo | Barbour ABI James Westaway, Polyroof Products Ltd

We renewed with Barbour ABI after re-evaluating their business and a number of their processes. The three most significant being the accuracy of their data – we tested over 28 live construction projects; their standard of account management and finally the financial competence and performance of their business. All proved to be key differentiators, with the latter the concluding factor that firmly swung our decision in Barbour ABI’s favour in renewing our contract as a customer

Arrow Industrial Group logo | Barbour ABI Paul Roofe, Arrow Industrial Group

We are very pleased with the results Barbour ABI has given us. We only use this service to follow up projects we already know about in our industry due to time restraints, and the information included has led us to secure orders which have more than paid for the years’ service in a little less than two months! We are bamboozled by its potential for new business and networking opportunities, and will be pursuing them eagerly once we have more resource to commit time to it.

Britannia Metador Fred Moffitt, Britannia Metador

The level of customer service is excellent! The frequency and nature of our contact with our Account Manager is just right and always supported by an excellent technical knowledge of the system and content … we’ve been helped over a number of years to get the very best out of our subscription by an excellent and knowledgeable team.

Buckingham Group Contracting Andrew Scott, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd

I wanted you to be aware of the professionalism of one of your team members Lee Oxton. Lee and I spent some time doing some basic training on your system, he was excellent at explaining the many features and benefits of your platform and his thoroughness was exemplary. Barbour ABI are most certainly in fantastic hands for the future if this is an example of your customer service.

SRC Aggregates Logo | Barbour ABI Damien Ryan, SRC Aggregates

Barbour ABI is a powerful tool for us at Obex because it allows us to get an accurate understanding of how our sales pipeline will be for the next 6 months. The IT support is excellent and we lever the Barbour teams professionalism to enable us to keep ahead of our competition!

Obex Logo | Barbour ABI Joshua Mann, Obex

Barbour ABI is an essential and integral part of our sales approach and their construction insight is critical to the ongoing success of this business. We use it daily to provide visibility and identify projects that may require our products and services, it’s a great tool and business enabler for us. Incidentally, they are also a great team of people who really care about producing a quality product.

Dimension Data Stuart Edmondson, Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure

I’ve personally used Barbour-ABI for a number of years and find the data to be excellent. The project specific data within the evolution system is proving essential to growth of my business. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Barbour ABI to any of my peers. Quality information, easy to use system, reasonably priced.

Altus safety Mark Weaver, Altus Safety

Barbour ABI is a valuable and effective tool for our business day to day. Our sales team utilise this service to gather vital information which helps them prepare for their meetings, the amount of accessible data and support offered by the Barbour ABI team really allows us to extract the information with confidence.

latchways Sarah Ormston, Latchways

From using the Barbour ABI service we have benefited from increased client and contract database and information on new projects.

Keelagher Okey Klein Rachael Ellison, Keelagher Okey Klein

Our company uses Barbour ABI to provide us with comprehensive construction intelligence which is relevant to each project we are working on and useful at every stage from project start to completion. Just as important to us – Barbour ABI information can be cross referenced with projects that have similar requirements, introducing our company to new business and giving us real time information on architects and contractors who need to know more about our products and services.

Garic Charlie Bulman, Arizon Structures UK

The volume of projects, companies and contacts on the database has helped Garic’s sales team book initial meetings for projects. As a team we find it especially useful to breakdown the projects into an area, so each account manager has a select number of projects to work on.

Garic Michael Barlow, Garic

Barbour ABI has increased our business opportunities in many areas and has become a very useful tool for extracting customer and project intelligence that has generated some excellent leads.

Bridgeton Steel Structures Chris Mewse, Bridgeton Steel Structures Ltd

We renewed with Barbour ABI after re-evaluating their business and a number of their processes. The three most significant being the accuracy of their data – we tested over 28 live construction projects; their standard of account management and finally the financial competence and performance of their business. All proved to be key differentiators, with the latter the concluding factor that firmly swung our decision in Barbour ABI’s favour in renewing our contract as a customer

Barbour ABI | Kemps Lighting Logo Mark Kemp, Kemps Architectural Lighting

We always recommend Barbour ABI to all our clients when they are looking for construction project insight. Ali, our Barbour ABI contact is always incredibly helpful in helping me put forward proposals to clients. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Really Marketing Chris Manns, Really

We have been using the data and their Evolution system for a couple of years now and find it invaluable for keeping me in touch with the latest projects and companies in our sector. I get alerts to my email inbox when jobs get to the right stage for us to contact companies we want to work with and get involved in the project.

GSH Waste Recycling Alan Hockenhull, Sales & Contracts Manager, GSH Waste Recycling

With Barbour ABI we get precise information on the projects we target and they are constantly updated, this results in a very powerful prospecting tool and creates a devise that saves time and effort but also means we have a focused approach to new business development.

Indesit Logo Phil Slater, Indesit

I used to use a competitor for 20 years and always thought their information was far superior to Barbour ABI’s, however I have had a big change of heart and now really rate their research and data very highly. I can see constant improvements with the quality of the content Barbour ABI’s information.

Precon Products Gary Walby, Precon Products
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