Design company wins major contract with international hostel group in Dublin

Mar 23, 2011

Photography by Press Eye
 

In picture is (left), Gren Armstrong, Manager of Invest NI’s North Eastern Regional Office, with Patrick McGowan from Off The Wall Creations in Glengormley. The company has secured a major contract in Dublin with Generator Hostels with support from Invest Northern Ireland.

Glengormley based design company Off The Wall Creations has secured a major contract in Dublin with Generator Hostels with support from Invest Northern Ireland.

Off The Wall Creations specialises in the design and installation of bespoke wallpaper and wall graphics for domestic and commercial premises. This contract will see Off The Wall work, develop and install its wallpaper designs throughout a 106 bedroom hotel recently acquired by Generator Hostels and which is currently undergoing significant refurbishment.

Invest NI has worked with Off The Wall for a number of years, most recently in supporting export focused business development activities.  

Patrick McGowan of Off The Wall said: “This is a major contract for us, not just because of the size but also because it is an important development for us in a key export market. Generator has a reputation across Europe for providing high quality budget accommodation which is a step above the typical hostel experience.

“Working to the brief provided by Generator’s Canadian design company, we are using our state of the art digital design techniques and a range of luxurious washable, textured fabrics, to create unique designs for each bedroom as well as statement pieces for the main entrance and reception areas.

“Business at present is extremely competitive so we have worked hard to build our brand and promote our range of services in target markets. Invest NI support has been an important component in this, giving us the confidence to explore and secure export opportunities. This contract with Generator in Dublin will further strengthen our reputation within the hospitality sector.”

Gren Armstrong, Manager of Invest NI’s North Eastern Regional Office added: “The business climate continues to present challenges for all sectors which is why Invest NI is committed to helping companies to explore new markets.

“By offering unique products and services and investing time and resources in marketing activities, Off The Wall has won new business and set strong foundations from which to develop further trade success.”  

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