Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

Firm has designs on export market after Invest NI backing

Five jobs have been created at a Newtownabbey company after a £200,000 investment in new premises.

Environmental Street Furniture, which designs and sources outdoor furniture, said it is planing to export to Great Britain, Europe and further afield.

Its products include bollards, seating, litter bins, cycle parking and bus shelters.

Three of the new recruits were supported through Invest NI's jobs fund while the agency has also helped with marketing.

Alan Lowry, Environmental Street Furniture's managing director, said: "The opening of our premises is a significant milestone and the support we have received from Invest NI will be essential in helping us to grow.

"Our marketing activities will initially be focused on opportunities in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland with a view to targeting business in Scandinavia, USA, Middle East and Australia."

Invest NI's support is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Speaking during a visit to the company, Arlene Foster said: "Environmental Street Furniture has a clear commitment to achieve success in export markets.

"Invest NI's support with the recruitment of staff and the implementation of its marketing strategy will help strengthen its position in its target markets."

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