Lisburn based Decora Blind Systems started as a small family-owned business in 1979 and has grown into a dynamic, innovative enterprise currently employing 377 people.
It recently used Invest Northern Ireland’s Jobs Fund to support the creation of a further 79 jobs as it continues to build its market share.
Stuart Dickson, Managing Director of Decora, said: “Over the years we have received a range of support from Invest NI, which has helped us with technical issues, product development and marketing. This latest support ensures we can move quickly to put jobs in place and continue to build on the company’s market share.”
Decora supplies a wide range of systems, componentry and made to measure blinds. It is ranked as one of the largest window blind producers in the UK and its clients include some of the biggest independent blind companies in the country.
Its success has been characterised by continuous innovation that has led to it becoming a successful and established brand in the UK. In recent years Decora has focused on manufacturing speciality products, introducing contemporary ranges with high value design properties.
“Invest NI’s Jobs Fund has helped many companies like Decora Blind Systems to quickly access support for job creation,” says Noel McClean of Invest NI.
“Its decision to develop new product lines and increase its level of marketing will support the company’s aims of further growth.”
The Jobs Fund has offered Decora Blind Systems £237,000 of support for its investment, which will amount to over £2 million in additional salaries over the next two years.
Invest NI’s Jobs Fund has a budget of £19 million to support the creation of 4,000 jobs by March 2014. It is part of the Boosting Business initiative which is helping businesses under five key themes: jobs, skills, exports, technology, and research and development.
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