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Pictured (L-R) during a visit to the company’s premises is Deluxe Group’s Managing Director, Colm O’Farrell with Brian Dolaghan, Invest NI.
The Deluxe Group based in Portadown is investing £1.4 million in an expansion, supported by Invest Northern Ireland, which will create 22 jobs.
The company delivers high-end fit-out projects in the hospitality, leisure, commercial, luxury residential and themed market sectors. Its customer base includes a world-renowned theme park in Paris and a number of luxury hotels in London.
Colm O’Farrell, the Deluxe Group’s Managing Director, said: “Over the last couple of years we have experienced increasing demand for our services and now need to expand our production facilities and recruit additional staff.
“We have also identified opportunities for growth in the high-end residential, hospitality, education and theme park markets and plan to target these over the next two years. Our objective is to significantly grow sales outside Northern Ireland and we need to have the right level of skill and the production capacity to achieve that.”
Since it was established over 40 years ago, the Deluxe Group has developed from being a painting and decorating service into a high-end fit-out and theming service provider with a team of artisans, sculptors and designers specialising in custom features and finishes.
Invest NI has offered £290,000 of support for the 22 new jobs, nine of which are already in place. The new jobs include five production staff and a range of specialist and managerial positions.
Commenting on the investment, Brian Dolaghan, Invest NI’s Executive Director of Business and Sector Development, said: “Deluxe has a history of being able to adapt and reposition itself to ensure not only its survival but also growth, even during the recent downturn in the construction sector.
“This investment will allow the company to move into its next phase of growth and further increase its profile in the bespoke interiors markets. The new jobs will pay well above the private sector average and provide opportunities for graduates and non-graduates alike.”