SAM employees and their families attended a Family Fun Day at the Antrim Forum to celebrate 25 years in business.

SAM is a family-run business based on the Greystone Road in Antrim and manufactures high quality MDF mouldings including skirting and architrave, supplying products across the UK, Ireland and Europe.

Chief Executive Officer, Sam McCrea, commented, “SAM started from an idea in my head a long time ago and has turned into a great organisation employing more than 160 people. It has gone way beyond our wildest dreams, but it has been a fantastic journey and we are still only part the way through.”

SAM Managing Director, Richard Holmes, added, “We have always worked to the ethos of looking after our people. We are immensely proud of our staff. They are what have built this company over the years.”

The family fun day for staff and their families was a reward from the company for 25 years of dedicated service and included characters Olaf and a Minion as well as face painting, balloon making, bouncy castles, football tournaments, cake stalls, birds of prey and many other fun activities.

SAM also has a charity partnership with the Cancer Fund for Children and raised more money towards the company’s £10,000 target for the charity with fun challenges and activities as well as selling homemade cakes and various other goods.

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg, stopped by to join in the celebrations.  He commented, “I think that the recognition of the staff is really tremendous.  To put on an event of this scale and to bring along staff, their families and children and to say thank you to them for all of their commitment is fantastic.  It really celebrates that family ethos that there is at SAM.”

Sorcha Chipperfield, Corporate Fundraiser at the Cancer Fund for Children, added, “It’s amazing!  They have so much going on today.  Everybody is really enjoying themselves.  It is really important to see a local company getting their staff involved in some fundraising.  We really do rely on local businesses to help us run our services and we are really grateful for their support.”


Watch the video from the SAM Family Fun Day here.