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Who we are, What we do…

Bunzl McLaughlin, based in Armagh, has been supplying the hospitality trade since 1874. Originally Thomas McLaughlin, the company was acquired by Bunzl, a multinational FTSE 100 distributor of non-food consumables and equipment, in 2002. Bunzl subsequently added a number of leading cleaning and non-food retail businesses to create Bunzl McLaughlin.


The company offers catering supplies to businesses throughout the North and South of Ireland.


Bunzl McLaughlin has over 2,500 core items in stock available for next day delivery and access to over 50,000 products from the world’s leading catering and cleaning manufacturers that can be sourced and ordered to need.


Bunzl’s current modern slavery statement, which is made in accordance with Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Bunzl plc, its subsidiaries and operating divisions are taking with a view to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in Bunzl’s supply chain or in any part of its business, can be downloaded here.


Bunzl Corporate Responsibility

Bunzl Modern Slavery Statement

A Total Solution…

Bunzl McLaughlin supplies the catering and hospitality sectors across Ireland, North and South. Based in Armagh the division offers a flexible and responsive local service, whilst ensuring systemised coverage for national contracts. As a FTSE 100 company and part of Bunzl PLC, the division is able to draw on global expertise in product sourcing from a dedicated sourcing office in Shanghai to more local suppliers across Europe and the UK.


Product Range

Packaging and catering disposables eg. salad and foam containers, retail packaging, paper plates, disposable cups, clingfilm, foil products, fast food packs, microwaveable packaging and a web based labelling solution.


Washroom solutions eg.Paper hygiene products, cleaning chemicals
Floorcare products
Kitchen equipment and products
Janitorial & Laundry solutions
Personal Protection Equipment
An extensive range of branded and own label products eg. chemicals, 
Biodegradable, recycled and renewable products


The company's diverse range of clients include food processors, schools, local authorities, hospitals, care homes, contract caterers, contract cleaners, hotels, restaurants, bars and café's and shipping lines


With an accreditation for ISO9001:2000, it reflects the company's belief that any service offered has to build on the foundation of a well designed systems and processes engineered for successful client satisfaction.



Bunzl McLaughlin is committed to the health, safety and welfare of its employees as its first priority. A risk assessment has been conducted in accordance with Government guidance on working safely during COVID-19, which was issued on 11th May 2020.

The risk assessment has been used to identify potential risks related to exposure to, catching and spreading COVID-19 and has identified the measures needed to reduce risk to the lowest reasonably practicable level by taking preventative measures, in order of priority. The risk assessment recommendations have been shared with our employees.

Measures in Use to Reduce Risk:

- Increasing the frequency of handwashing and surface cleaning in the workplace;

- Enabling our employees to work from home where possible;

- Taking all reasonable steps to maintain a 2 metre distance in the workplace;

- Keeping the activity time involved in tasks as short as possible;

- Using back-to-back or side-to-side working (rather than face-to-face) whenever possible;

- Reducing the number of people each person has contact with by using ‘ fixed teams or partnering’ (so each person works with only a few others);

- Finally, where people must work face-to-face for a sustained period with more than a small group of fixed partners, then we have assessed whether the activity can safely go ahead. In such circumstances, where required, additional Personal Protective Equipment, for instance, face coverings have been made available.


Particular regard has been given to employees who are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and appropriate measures have been taken to minimize their personal risk, including home working and reassignment to tasks and activities that reduce that personal risk to the lowest reasonably practical level.

Particular regard has also been given to understanding the circumstances of those with protected characteristics and any measures or adjustments that may been needed to address a different degree of risk or alternative measures that may be required under the Equality Act 2010.

The Government guidance related specifically to working safely in Warehouses, Offices & Contact Centres, Vehicles and Retail Branches has been incorporated into the risk assessment.

Furthermore, the risk assessment has taken account of Government guidance on travelling to and from work, meetings in the workplace and the presence of visitors and contractors at Bunzl McLaughlin.

The risk assessment that has been carried out will be kept under review and revisited periodically, or where Government guidance is amended or updated.

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