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Bloc Blinds creating almost 100 new jobs for Magherafelt

By John Mulgrew

A Co Londonderry blinds maker is creating almost 100 new jobs.

Bloc Blinds, which has a new headquarters in Magherafelt, is announcing the expansion at its business this morning.

It specialises in the design and manufacture of window blinds and recently moved into its renovated and extended new premises at Station Road, Magherafelt.

The expansion is part of a £4m investment by the firm.

Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell said: “Bloc Blinds is a growing innovative business and this announcement is welcome news for Magherafelt and the local manufacturing industry.

“The significant investment in new premises, recruitment of the new staff and increased marketing and development activities will help Bloc Blinds position itself a global player in the window covering market.

“The 93 new manufacturing jobs to be recruited over the next three years will contribute £1.7million annually in additional salaries to the local economy. With full manufacturing and multi skilled training provided to all production employees at Bloc Blinds, this expansion offers attractive roles for those returning to work or seeking alternative employment.”

Bloc Blinds supplies a number of retailers, including John Lewis.

In 2014, it won a major supply deal with UK department store chain John Lewis

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