Belfast Telegraph

Export deals worth £700k provide tasty business food service firm

By Clare Weir

A Co Antrim company has won export business to the Republic worth £700,000.

Food Service Support Solutions Ltd (FSS NI) of Ballymena, which provides portable kitchens and catering equipment to the food service market on a short and medium-term hire basis will be exporting to University College Hospital, Galway and St Ita's Hospital, Portrane in County Dublin.

The work involves providing food production facilities, which handle all aspects of food delivery, storage, preparation, production and food transportation.

Portable kitchens are most commonly used during kitchen refurbishment, rebuilding projects, expansion or disaster recovery, such as fire or flood. They can also be supplied for large scale events.

Together the contacts are worth almost €900,000 (£700,000).

Gavin Rogers, managing director, FSS (NI) Ltd, said that Invest NI provided a range of support to the firm, including recent marketing activity which was supported by an offer of £16,450 towards total company investment of £65,800.

"We're delighted with these contract wins, which are the result of continuous investment in marketing our products in the Republic of Ireland," he said.

"Invest NI's support has enabled us to undertake extensive marketing."

Gren Armstrong, manager of Invest NI's north east office added: "Invest NI has been working with Food Service Support Solutions to help it market its products. Its success bodes well for the future".

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