Belfast Telegraph

Best foot forward as brake light device gets Ulster Bank boost

By Louise Small

A Lisburn-based company is the driving force behind a new innovative brake light testing device.

The product, called The Extra Foot, has been designed by the company of the same name to enable a motorist to quickly and safely check the operation of their brake lights.

The company has been backed by the Ulster Bank following interest from Canada.

Harry Connor, designer and manufacturer of The Extra Foot, said: "We are working closely with Ulster Bank to support our drive into new markets and see their support as a real endorsement of the company, our product and the business plan."

The Extra Foot has been supported in its drive to export by Ulster Bank through its international payment package which offers support for companies who are or could potentially do business outside their domestic market.

The company is now in discussion with a distributor in Canada to begin marketing.

David Andrews, business development manager at Ulster Bank, said that increasing numbers of companies are looking at international markets for growth.

He said: "With business confidence in domestic markets expected to remain low in the coming months the need to look at international trading is an increasing priority for companies of all sizes right across Northern Ireland.

"The Extra Foot is an enterprising innovation with high export potential which has received industry recognition, in addition to great feedback from its users."