D.A. Forgie was established in 1974 by David Forgie and his wife Honor. Now over 40 years later we have greatly expanded, employing more staff, and operating across two branches. The main office is in Limavady, and the second branch opened in Lisburn in 2015. D.A. Forgie is a leading dealer in Northern Ireland and throughout Ireland. We are the main dealer for many well-known brands such as Honda, Kubota Groundcare, Agriculture & Construction and Merlo tele handlers. All our products are tested by our highly qualified and experienced staff, who will be glad to help. We are happy to provide demonstrations of equipment functionality and offer advice based on our longstanding experience in this trade.
We are very proud of the fact we are a family business; we probably do not shout it loud enough! In the last six years Ria and Susan, two of David and Honor’s four daughters, have transitioned from their own successful careers to work alongside their parents to manage both branches. Ria completed her degree in Entertainment and Events Management at Glasgow Caledonian University, and upon returning home worked as an Events coordinator, before switching careers to work at D.A. Forgie. Susan completed a degree in Law and Economics and a Masters in Human Rights. She then went on to practice as a solicitor for 12 years specialising in family law and civil litigation. In 2020 Susan decided it was the right time for her to join her sister in the family business. Working in such a male-dominated sector, both Ria and Susan strive to encourage and empower women in the agricultural, construction and business sectors to become involved in their family business, no matter what it is.
WHO WE ARE
meet the team
David started the business almost 40 years ago with his wife Honor. You are very unlikely to see him in front of the camera!
I joined DAForgie in 2020 after working as a solicitor for 15 years. Life here is pretty different, but I am loving the change. My parents started DAForgie and I have worked here on and off my whole life. Here at DAForgie I work as an In House Lawyer looking after HR, Health and Safety, and all things legal! In my free time I enjoy socialising with friends and eating out. I am also married with 3 young children, which keeps me pretty busy too!
I joined DA Forgie 7 years ago, after having a career in Events Management and working in the wedding industry. I am based both in Limavady and Lisburn, where I have helped to manage and grow our second depot. I also look after our Honda Sub dealers and really enjoy this aspect. Outside of work I enjoy meals out with friends and family and love taking my fur puppies for walks.
I am Mark Lennox sales executive based in Limavady branch, I have worked in DA Forgie’s since May 2019. My role consists of selling all types of Agri, construction and garden machinery, I really love my role in DA Forgie’s as everyday is different and also you have such a large variety of machinery to sell.
Outside of work I enjoy working on the family farm where we breed Balckface sheep and also enjoy spending time with my family.
I joined the Marketing Department at DA Forgie a year and a half ago, and I love it! I am in charge of posting on our social media handles and managing the website. I love creating reels and videos for Facebook and Instagram, and since I have started our followers have really increased. Outside of work I love spending time with my family and friends, and taking my dog out for a walk.
I have worked at DA Forgie for two and half years. I help with the ordering of machines and also selling Honda Garden Equipment. I love selling and get a real buzz from it. I really enjoy working for David and alongside the rest of the team here. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and weight training at the gym.