Pictured with Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell are (L-R) Richard Troope KFPC Ltd, Matthew Nelson Precious Packaging and David Sales Technical Metals Ltd.
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell has welcomed the £5.8million combined investment by 24 businesses in the southern region of Northern Ireland creating 110 new jobs.
Invest Northern Ireland has offered over £811,000 to support the growth of these businesses, which are based within the council areas of Newry Mourne and Down, Lisburn and Castlereagh and Ards and North Down.
Praising the commitment of the companies during a celebration event at Invest NI’s Newry office Jonathan Bell said: “The investment activities totalling over £5.8million signals the confidence of 24 businesses who are proactively seeking to grow and succeed in markets outside of Northern Ireland.
“This is positive news for the region and demonstrates Invest Northern Ireland’s commitment to supporting businesses in Newry Mourne and Down District Council, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council and Ards and North Down Borough Council areas.
“The 110 new jobs, 35 of which are already in place, will generate over £2.8million annually in additional salaries for the local economy and offer valuable employment opportunities across a broad range of roles and sectors with average salaries of over £25,000.
“My Department and Invest Northern Ireland will continue to work with the councils across this region to encourage further growth among local businesses and help to make a positive impact on the lives of those in these communities.”
Lists of the companies involved:
Companies in Newry Mourne and Down District Council
Blue Clarity Design, Newcastle
KFPC Limited, Newry
Nitronica Limited, Ballynahinch
Eugene Duffy Construction, Newry
FM Environmental, Newry
Cg3 Systems Ltd, Newry
Azoolyni Limited, Rathfriland
David Henderson Design Ltd, Kilkeel
Iberian Wine Tours Limited, Ballynahinch
Hurree Limited, Newry
O'Kane Resourcing Ltd, Newry
Companies in Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
Precious Packaging, Lisburn
Sonet Communications, Lisburn
Sentireal Limited, Carryduff
Power Action Limited, Lisburn
Arcatech Limited, Lisburn
Garden Escapes (Ireland) Limited, Ballynahinch
Companies in Ards and North Down Borough Council
Shnuggle Ltd, Newtownards
Technical Metals Limited, Newtownards
Pia Rossini, Bangor
QS Security, Newtownards