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Co Antrim payroll firm rolls out 23 jobs in expansion plan

By John Mulgrew

A Co Antrim payroll firm says it will create 23 new jobs as part of its latest expansion.

Ballymoney's Payescape will add the new posts over the next three years.

It provides outsourced payroll services to small and medium-sized companies.

Managing director John Borland said: "We are pleased with our progress since the initial investment in 2013 and are now focused on implementing a five-year development strategy that will help us achieve our growth objectives. With enhanced sales resources and aggressive marketing plans, we are targeting the mid-tier payroll market in Great Britain and are investing heavily in promotional activities to improve our web presence and awareness of the Payescape brand."

Invest NI is offering almost £150,000 towards the expansion.

Its chief executive, Alastair Hamilton, said: "This growth project is the second phase in a sizeable investment by Payescape designed to increase its market share in the UK payroll services industry."

DUP MLA Mervyn Storey said: "It is good to see a local company with ambitious plans for the future and it demonstrates a real vote of confidence in Ballymoney and north Antrim."

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