Premier Electrics invests in people for growth

May 30, 2018
L-R Ethna McNamee, Regional Manager, Invest NI and Tony Shivers, Managing Director, Premier Electrics

Premier Electrics is investing in its workforce in Mid-Ulster to help drive future growth across the UK, Ireland and Europe.

The electrical contracting and maintenance services company is implementing an extensive three-year training programme to develop the skills of the workforce, and is recruiting an additional 10 new staff.

As well as investing in our existing staff we are also recruiting 10 new roles across a range of functions.

- Tony Shivers, Managing Director, Premier Electrics

The investment will enable Premier Electrics to compete successfully for new business in its target markets. The company provides a comprehensive range of electrical design, installation and maintenance services to an array of high-end clients across the UK, Ireland and Europe.

Invest Northern Ireland is offering Premier Electrics over £290,000 towards this investment in staff training and job creation.

Praising the company, Niall Casey, Invest NI’s Director of Skills and Competitiveness, said: “This ambitious three year training plan and recruitment drive will help Premier Electrics capitalise on opportunities within the commercial and construction markets across Europe and the UK.

“The training programme will build the talent of its workforce by upgrading the technical skills of existing employees and developing the skills of senior, middle and first tier managers.

The company operates in an extremely competitive and diverse marketplace. We are delighted to be helping Premier Electrics secure the additional resources that will enable it to expand its customer base and help deliver growth.

- Niall Casey, Director of Skills and Competitiveness, Invest NI

“The company operates in an extremely competitive and diverse marketplace. We are delighted to be helping Premier Electrics secure the additional resources that will enable it to expand its customer base and help deliver growth.”

Premier Electrics has delivered in excess of 1000 projects over the last 25 years across countries including UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Romania, The Netherlands, Austria and Belgium.

Speaking about this investment, Tony Shivers, Managing Director of Premier Electrics, said: “Our staff have played a key role in our year on year growth. We want to recognise that by ensuring they receive the best training possible and support their personal development. Continued investment in our people is a critical strand of our on-going growth plan.

“As well as investing in our existing staff we are also recruiting 10 new roles across a range of functions.

“We are confident this investment will further enhance our position as a leading electrical contractor as we work on a range of exciting projects across the UK, Ireland and Europe.”

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