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Jobs boost for electrical firm

Twenty new jobs are being created with the expansion of an electrical firm.

The Fermanagh-based GR White and Son said the new positions would provide opportunities for apprentice and qualified electricians, quantity surveyors and project planners.

Invest Northern Ireland has offered £42,000 to help fund six of the 20 new posts.

E nterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster said the investment would generate sustainable local employment and help the company grow its export market.

Mrs Foster said: "GR White and Son is an example of the resilience, innovation and hard work which is characteristic of so many successful Northern Ireland family-run businesses."

The award winning electrical contracting company has been operating out of Tempo, Co Fermanagh for the past 40 years and currently employs 35 people.

Operations director Rodney White said they hoped to substantially increase turnover during the next two years.

"The company has an extremely strong portfolio of completed projects in education, health, utility and public sector markets," he said.

"With our expansion now under way, we plan to grow this further by adding a more diverse range of services within the company. By doing so we are sure that we can secure more market share.

"We are very grateful for the support we have received from Invest Northern Ireland and could not have embarked on expansion within the business over such a short period without its assistance."

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