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Log cabin firm creates new jobs after Invest NI funding

Published 04/02/2016

Jonathan Bell said the investment will help Oak Grove Cabins
Jonathan Bell said the investment will help Oak Grove Cabins "target customers and develop new business opportunities"

Fifteen new jobs are to be created at a Northern Ireland log cabin manufacturer which is selling to Great Britain.

Oak Grove Cabins, based at Maydown Industrial Estate in Londonderry, designs, manufactures and erects high-quality park homes and cabins. Invest Northern Ireland has offered the company £94,740 towards its near-£900,000 investment.

Trade minister Jonathan Bell said: " Oak Grove Cabins is an enterprising family business focused on maximising its sales outside Northern Ireland. The investment in new equipment, marketing and additional staff will help Oak Grove Cabins target customers and develop new business opportunities.

"The creation of 15 new jobs, supported by Invest NI, enables the business to deliver to an increasing order book and contributes around £300,000 annually in additional salaries to the local economy.

"Oak Grove Cabins is a unique manufacturing business and its commitment to growth is positive news for the sector and for the local area."

Oak Grove Cabins managing director Noel Flanagan sees significant growth potential in the Great Britain leisure lodge market over the next few years.

He said: "Working with Invest NI has enabled us to proceed quickly with implementing our marketing strategy and recruiting additional staff needed to meet the expected increase in sales. Over the coming months we will be focused on attending exhibitions and trade shows and aiming to turn the leads we generate into actual sales."

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