Minister announces major contract for Fermanagh company

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster today announced that Fermanagh company, G R White & Son Ltd, has secured an export contract worth £1.3million.

The family-run company, an Invest Northern Ireland client, provides electrical installation services to the industrial, commercial and domestic sectors and has recently diversified into electrical design. The contract will see it provide the complete electrical services for the headquarters building of the Edinburgh tram system project.

Based in Tempo, Co Fermanagh, G R White & Son has been trading since 1973, and over the last few years has significantly increased its turnover. It recently received support from Invest NI to help with the recruitment of a quantity surveyor and to increase its marketing activities.

Congratulating the company, the Minister said: “Securing this contract is a significant milestone for G R White & Son and reflects its focus on increasing export sales. It is particularly encouraging to see local companies continuing to grow and succeed despite the current economic difficulties.

“G R White & Son is an excellent example of a well established, forward looking company that has recognised the need to continue to add value to its services in order to remain competitive.”

The Edinburgh contract is due to start in October 2009 with an estimated completion date of October 2010. The company anticipates that it will lead to the creation of additional jobs.

George White, Director, G R White & Son Ltd says: “Our strategy going forward is to focus our resources on developing the design and installation of high specification electrical services, particularly for the Republic of Ireland and Scotland markets.

“The support we received from Invest NI via its Western Regional Office was both valuable and timely, enabling us to further develop our range of services and raise the profile of the company in our target markets.”