Coleraine firm secures major ROI contract

May 08, 2018
L-R Des Gartland, North West Regional Manager, Invest NI and Dr Mark McKinney, Managing Director, ATG Group

Coleraine based waste and environmental specialist ATG Group, has secured a £3.5million contract in the Republic of Ireland.

The contract, secured with The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to treat and dispose contaminated dredge material is underway. It follows a major £1million investment in the business and the creation of 14 jobs.

In the past three years our sales have more than quadrupled and our reputation in the waste recycling sector is rapidly growing. Working with Invest NI over the years has proved invaluable to this success.

- Dr Mark McKinney, Managing Director, ATG Group

Making the announcement, Dr Mark McKinney, Managing Director of ATG Group said: ’To help increase our export sales, we are investing £1million in our business and are recruiting new staff. This has meant we have been able to win this major contract in partnership with ABCO Marine in Killybegs Harbour.

’In the past three years our sales have more than quadrupled and our reputation in the waste recycling sector is rapidly growing. Working with Invest NI over the years has proved invaluable to this success. Its support for our marketing activities, technical advice and 14 new staff has enabled our business to move from a focus on the local market, to making great inroads in GB & ROI. Our next steps will be to expand into new markets, particularly Europe and Africa.‘

ATG Group provides specialist services in environmental remediation, waste management and invasive species treatment. Invest NI has offered the company £98,700 of support to create 14 jobs, ten of which are in place, and to undertake a range of marketing activities. The company has also availed of technical assistance to develop and trial innovative new treatment processes.

We are delighted to be supporting ATG Group as it endeavours to rapidly grow its exports. Our support has allowed the company greater flexibility to bid for bigger contracts, including this recent contract at Killybegs Harbour and puts this company in a strong position to secure further business in this market.

- Des Gartland, North West Regional Manager, Invest NI

Des Gartland, Invest NI’s North West Regional Manager said: “We are delighted to be supporting ATG Group as it endeavours to rapidly grow its exports. Our support has allowed the company greater flexibility to bid for bigger contracts, including this recent contract at Killybegs Harbour and puts this company in a strong position to secure further business in this market.”

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