Lisburn firm Leckey creates 50 jobs as part of £3.2m investment
Fifty new jobs have been announced as part of a £3.2m investment in Lisburn company Leckey.
Northern Ireland's First and deputy First Ministers announced the new jobs as part of an investment to expand its product offering and boost its export sales.
Leckey is market leader and a global player in the manufacture and supply of supportive equipment for children with special needs and successfully exports its positioning equipment worldwide.
Recruitment of the 50 new jobs has already started and 18 of the roles.
The 50 jobs will be across a range of roles including manufacturing, sales, design, engineering and marketing.
First Minister, Arlene Foster said: “This £3.2million investment is a significant commitment by Leckey which makes a valuable contribution to Northern Ireland’s vibrant Life Sciences sector.
“This export focused development will help the company respond to the demands of its customers as well as help shape the future technology available within the mobility market.”
The deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, said: “This investment, resulting in 50 new jobs, will generate over £1million annually in additional salaries and offer valuable employment opportunities. Support for this expansion demonstrates the Executive’s commitment to help indigenous manufacturers strengthen their competitive position in export markets.
CEO James Leckey, added: “This investment is an exciting milestone in the strategic growth of our business which will focus on building our core sales and introducing a new range of products.
“Innovation has been central to our success to date and working with Invest NI we are positioning ourselves to move with key trends and developments driving growth in our target markets.”
Invest Northern Ireland has offered the company £715,366 towards its growth plans which involves R&D to design and prototype new products and grow its customer base outside Northern Ireland.
Invest NI’s support includes a R&D grant of £315,366 part funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the EU Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014–2020.
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