Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Environmental firm sees annual sales doubled

A County Londonderry firm Alpha Environmental, is cleaning up on the export front and has almost doubled its annual sales to £7.5m.

Alpha, which is based in Coleraine, provides equipment and services to restore contaminated soil and water for residential and industrial markets worldwide.

The company, which has received assistance from Invest NI, employs 35 people in Northern Ireland, and a further 75 at offices in Dublin, Gloucester, London and Newark.

Brian Dolaghan, Invest NI’s director of engineering and business services, said Alpha had applied a strong customer-focused approach and built its presence in markets outside Northern Ireland. He added: “By focusing on customer needs, implementing targeted marketing campaigns and generating significant profits in external markets, businesses such as Alpha can help drive our economy forward.

“Having developed a range of customers in the Republic and Britain, Alpha looked further afield and has expanded its business in the Middle East and Nigeria over the past 16 months.

“Invest NI is now helping the company to implement its export marketing plan and develop even more sales throughout central Europe.”

Dr Alan McClure, chairman and chief executive of Alpha Environmental, said: “Our staff constantly strive to find ways to improve our products and services, and we constantly look for new business opportunities in foreign markets. A considerable number of our customers are insurance companies which avail of our services to decontaminate accidentally polluted soil and water for their clients.

“We have strengthened our approach to customer service and appointed a customer service manager, along with a team of advisors, to ensure that we continue to offer solutions that meet the needs of our clients.”

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