Belfast Telegraph

Business awards firm to set up base in Belfast

By Rachel Martin

Events firm Awards International plans to create nine jobs in its new Belfast-based customer service and sales centre.

The posts will have an average salary of £20,000.

The jobs are being supported with £45,000 of funding from Invest NI.

The company runs several awards programmes, mainly in the financial and business services sectors, and currently employs 35 people in Britain, Serbia and the United Arab Emirates.

Managing director Neil Skehel said the investment comes on the back of "considerable growth".

He added that he planned to quadruple the company's size over the next five years.

"The new customer service and sales team in Northern Ireland will help us to expand our customer base and generate new leads across a number of industries," he said.

Belfast Telegraph

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