Invest NI Jobs Fund Gives Green Light to New Jobs

A leading renewable energy developer, Amber Green Energy has created six new jobs with support from Invest Northern Ireland’s Jobs Fund.

Based in Moy and Belfast, Amber Green Energy helps clients with the planning and design of sustainable green technologies for solar, anaerobic digestion, wind, and combined heat and power. It has earned its reputation as the trusted provider of green energy solutions.

Welcoming the support from Invest NI’s Jobs Fund, Dwyer O'Neill, chief executive of Amber Green Energy said: “Our team is expanding rapidly. To meet the needs of our customers we have employed an Operations Manager, Sales Consultant, two new Renewable Energy Consultants and administrative staff to support our growth in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

“With Government incentives now in place to boost renewable energy implementation, we are constantly working to build on our reputation as the trusted green energy solutions provider for farm, domestic and commercial projects.

“Support from Invest NI through the Jobs Fund has supported our growth plans and has enabled us to quickly recruit the staff we need to capitalise on business opportunities outside of Northern Ireland.”

Welcoming the news, Mary Gormley, Invest NI’s Western Regional Manager said: “The Jobs Fund helps businesses of all sizes to create jobs quickly and over the last year created over 370 new jobs in Omagh and Dungannon District Council areas.

“The six new jobs created by Amber Green Energy will help support the growth of markets outside Northern Ireland. I would encourage other innovative firms, like Amber Green Energy, to work with us to explore how initiatives such as the Jobs Fund could support their development plans.”

The Jobs Fund, which was designed to help boost employment, is a quick and straightforward process. The grant for each new worker is paid once they have been employed for just one month. It continues to achieve widespread uptake from innovative companies and, to date, has helped over 1,200 businesses across Northern Ireland create over 3,200 new jobs.

In addition to employment grants for businesses, the Jobs Fund also offers financial incentives of £1,000–£1,500 for individuals wishing to start a business. To be eligible for this support the individual must be either resident in one of the 36 Neighbourhood Renewal Areas (NRA), or be a young person currently not in employment, education or training.