Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 November 2014

Catering provider makes "substantial investment" in business growth

A Co Antrim catering equipment company is investing over £300,000 in business growth and IT training.

Stephens Catering Equipment is making the investment with the support of Invest NI.

The economic development agency offered £111,824 to the company, partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund, towards the development of a training and development infrastructure to deliver measurable improvements to the business.

Stephens Catering provides complete equipment services to catering businesses from the design and supply of equipment to its installation and servicing.

Niall Casey, Invest NI, said: “Stephens Catering Equipment has experienced considerable success in recent years, particularly in markets outside Northern Ireland.

“This significant investment in training and development highlights the company’s drive and commitment to make fundamental improvements which will support business growth in the future.

“Training can improve efficiencies in the overall business operations. The savings made can then be channelled towards further development and allow Stephens Catering Equipment to maximise future export opportunities.”

Paul Caves, managing director of Stephens Catering Equipment, said: “With Invest NI’s support and advice we can enhance our |capabilities, making improvements which save money, reduce lead times and deliver the |maximum benefit to our company and employees.”

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