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Mayor praises audio visual company on its new £2m HQ

By Laurence White

A leading audio-visual provider, NIAVAC AV, has moved into £2m new quarters.

The building was officially opened by Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Tom Hartley.

Almost 40 clients and contacts from government, education and local businesses attended the event in the firm’s new showroom on Prince Regent Road, Belfast.

The move comes as the firm approaches its 50th anniversary. Managing director James Conlon told the guests: "This event marks our growth since the company was founded in 1958 and we'd like to thank our clients and supporters that helped us to get to this milestone.

“Our growth is also a testament to the professionalism and dedication of over 20 staff that have all made a significant contribution to our success to date."

Councillor Hartley said the investment was an important good news story for the city.

"I would like to congratulate NIAVAC on their growth and these fantastic new premises and the resulting increase in jobs within the firm — from 15 to 20 personnel in recent months.

Our growth is a testament to our dedicated staff

“At a time where bad economic news dominates the local and national headlines, local companies like NIAVAC who are investing in their future in our city should be applauded and supported."

The showroom, designed by John D Kelly Architects, Lurgan, has been two years in development. Over 1km of underfloor cabling has been laid in the 12,000ft premises to power data, AV and IT requirements in the main showroom as well as the demonstration rooms for presentation equipment; interactive white boards; video conferencing/digital signage and home cinema demo areas.

NIAVAC work with a range of private and public sector clients across Northern Ireland, providing high tech audio visual solutions and event hire services.

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