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Range of jobs for Fermanagh and Omagh created after £3m investment

Published 16/02/2016

Jonathan Bell: 'The support by Invest NI further builds on that already offered to companies in this region to create new jobs, undertake research and development and explore new business in export markets'
Jonathan Bell: 'The support by Invest NI further builds on that already offered to companies in this region to create new jobs, undertake research and development and explore new business in export markets'

More than 70 new jobs have been created in Fermanagh and Omagh following total investment of over £3m, it has emerged.

Businesses in the Fermanagh and Omagh council area, from manufacturers to IT firms, benefited from £515,385 in support from Invest NI.

Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell announced the investments and jobs growth at the 17 businesses. Out of a total of 74 jobs, around 46 are already in place.

The Minister said: "The support by Invest NI further builds on that already offered to companies in this region to create new jobs, undertake research and development and explore new business in export markets."

He said that in the last four years, Invest NI support had secured £88m of investment for nearly 440 businesses in the Fermanagh and Omagh area.

The companies benefiting from support include Erne Boats in Lisnaskea, which is creating six new jobs in the next two years as it expands into new markets.

And Hybrid Mail Solutions, also in the town, is investing £85,275 to expand in the Republic and develop its presence in Great Britain.

It has already hired three new staff, with Invest NI support. The mailing firm offers postage between the UK and the Republic at discounted rates.

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