Foster congratulates Mivan on contract success

Feb 17, 2011

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster is pictured at Mivan Ltd with Ivan McCabery, Chief Executive.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster today congratulated Mivan on securing contracts worth over £30million in new markets during the past six months.



The Antrim-based firm operates within the construction and marine refurbishment sectors and employs over 300 people in Northern Ireland and Britain. The multi-million pound contracts have come from a variety of sectors including cruise ships, heritage buildings, luxury residential and boutique hotels.

Invest Northern Ireland has been working closely with the company providing support, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, towards new product development, training and trade support.

Visiting the company, Arlene Foster said: “Mivan has enjoyed considerable success despite difficult conditions in the construction sector. The company’s strong export focus has enabled it to build a solid reputation outside Northern Ireland. As a result, Mivan is performing well across a number of market sectors.

“In addition to progressing the cruise ship and residential business, Mivan is continuing to seek additional contracts overseas and recently took part in Invest NI trade missions to Saudi and Libya.”

Ivan McCabrey, Chief Executive of Mivan commented: “We have continued to proactively pursue new global market opportunities and as a result have secured £30million of new business over the last six months.

“Our focus on innovation and new product development has helped to give us an advantage over the competition. Assistance from Invest NI has recently helped Mivan to create Mivan Modular - a panellised, steel and timber product which we are currently targeting at the commercial office sector in London.”

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