Belfast Telegraph

Digital production company secures Arab contract

By Anne Madden

An east Belfast company has won its first business in Saudi Arabia to provide a series of bi-lingual video presentations.

Digital technology specialist Bubble, which employs eight people, secured the contract following an Invest Northern Ireland trade mission to the Middle East.

Bubble is to create a series of Arab and English language video presentations on health and safety issues to United Arab Can Manufacturing Company (UAC) in Damman. UAC produces 1.4 billion cans a year for international clients.

Jim O'Neil, Bubble (NI) sales director said: "This is a very significant breakthrough for us in the biggest and wealthiest market in the Gulf region. It gives our technology an important reference site with one of the region's biggest manufacturing operations, one with business relationships throughout the Middle East.

"We are very excited by the business opportunities particularly in Saudi Arabia and will be investing time and other resources to grow business there for Speechbubble, our unique technology product."

He added: "The contacts we've made in the Gulf have also produced good business leads in India. A number of partnerships have also been signed in major centres in Saudi Arabia that have led to early-stage discussions with some of the biggest companies in the kingdom."