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Patton Fit-Out director Brendan Boyd with Dominic Sore, who will lead a new heritage team at the fit-out firm

Patton Fit-Out director Brendan Boyd with Dominic Sore, who will lead a new heritage team at the fit-out firm

Patton Fit-Out director Brendan Boyd with Dominic Sore, who will lead a new heritage team at the fit-out firm

A Co.Antrim fit-out firm has set up a new division to handle a growing number of museum contracts.

Patton Fit-Out in Ballymena now has a specialist heritage team led by heritage manager Dominic Sore, who has worked on projects in the UK, Europe and North America.

Director Brendan Boyd said the company had already scooped up work on the Museum of Liverpool, The Braid in Ballymena, the Ulster Museum in Belfast, Ballymoney Museum, the Tower Museum in Londonderry and Carrickfergus Museum.

More recently Patton has been awarded the contract for Titanic - The Exhibition at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.

Mr Boyd said: "We see strong potential for further growth in this niche sector and we felt it was important to put a focused resource in place to facilitate our continued progression within heritage.

"Dominic has 18 years experience both as a client and consultant.

"He was part of the team who were responsible for the exhibitions at the award-winning Ulster Museum, Belfast, and I have no doubt he will add considerable experience and contacts to our already strong pedigree within this sector."

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The good news comes just weeks after the Patton group began a consultation process to look at cost-cutting in the face of "unprecedented challenges" for the construction industry.

But a spokesman from the company said that no jobs will be affected by the review.

"We will continue to seek to minimise the impact of the economic downturn on our valued members of staff," said Mr Boyd.


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