Woodmarque Invests for Growth in Great Britain

Aug 09, 2017
Pictured (L – R) are Jeremy Fitch, Invest NI, and Brian Quinn, Woodmarque.

Dungannon based Woodmarque is successfully growing its business in Great Britain following investments in new equipment, business development and 16 new staff.

The family business has growth plans aimed at tripling its turnover within the next two years. Woodmarque is making solid progress in achieving this objective.

Invest Northern Ireland has offered £90,000 to Woodmarque to support the recruitment of eight of the new jobs that will generate £248,000 annually to the local economy in additional salaries.

Jeremy Fitch, Invest NI’s Executive Director of Business and Sector Development, welcoming the investments said: "Woodmarque operates in a niche area of our manufacturing industry and is committed to innovation to drive its future growth.

"Focussed on growing its customer base in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland the company has attended Invest NI Meet the Buyer visits which have helped them identify new customers. Indeed a recent contract with a major British housebuilder was secured as a result of introductions made at one of these events.

Working closely with Invest NI the business has benefited from technical advice, employment, leadership training and marketing support over recent months.

- Jeremy Fitch, Invest NI

"Working closely with Invest NI the business has benefited from technical advice, employment, leadership training and marketing support over recent months."

Woodmarque specialises in the design and manufacture of internal door sets and specialist joinery for commercial projects throughout the UK. The company is working alongside some of the UK’s leading contractors and architects, and is currently working on Lyon Square apartments in London with a renowned major British housebuilder.

The mentoring, advice and financial support from Invest NI has enabled us to implement our growth strategy quickly.

- Brian Quinn, Woodmarque

Speaking about its growth plans, Managing Director Brian Quinn said: “We have ambitious sales targets over the next four years and are focused on positioning the business as a complete design and solutions provider. The mentoring, advice and financial support from Invest NI has enabled us to implement our growth strategy quickly.

“Investing in new state of the art equipment and recruiting additional staff gives us the skills, experience and capability to compete for and deliver high value contracts in our target markets. We are delighted with the feedback among our customers and hope this will leverage further business in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.”

The 16 roles recruited at the business over the last twelve months include Sales Managers, CAD Technicians, Production Managers, Buyers, Surveyors, apprentices and Sales and Administration positions.

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