Belfast Telegraph

Newry firm creates 25 jobs

By Andrea Clements

A Newry-based accident management company has unveiled plans to invest £2m and create 25 new jobs.

The move by family owned company Crash, which was established in 1996, will bring its total workforce to 61.

Crash is also moving into new offices in Canal House this month to handle the increased business it expects.

It has seen the number of claims it handles treble since 2004 and in the last 18 months its workforce has doubled to 36.

It also hopes to raise its profile through an advertising campaign launched next month.

Managing director Michael McKeown said: "Crash has grown through word of mouth referrals, as we offer a unique and innovative service to non fault motorists involved in road accidents across Northern Ireland.

"We are now in a position to invest funds that will take the business to the next level.

"This includes both facilities and a pioneering advertising campaign."

The company, which stresses it is not an insurance company, helps motorists who are the innocent victims of car crashes to secure their legal entitlement. The firm supplies replacement vehicles, finance for vehicle repairs and ensures customers are compensated for any loss in value of their vehicle.

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