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Five jobs created as Autoline opens new Fermanagh office


Praise: First Minister Arlene Foster

Praise: First Minister Arlene Foster

Praise: First Minister Arlene Foster

Northern Ireland insurance broker Autoline has opened a new office in Co Fermanagh, creating five new jobs.

The company, which is based in Newry, said the new premises in Enniskillen would focus on insurance for farmers.

The new opening brings its total workforce across five offices to around 180.

As well as its Newry base and its Enniskillen office, Autoline also has sites in Ballymena, Coleraine and Downpatrick.

The new offices were opened by First Minister Arlene Foster, who is also a Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA. She said: "Autoline is a prime example of the entrepreneurial talent and the expertise we have in Northern Ireland, and it is yet another significant success story for one of our local companies, with sales in excess of £2m in the last year alone.

"Through well-established industry links, this company has built its skill base, particularly within the agricultural field, resulting in today's announcement of expansion and recruitment here in Enniskillen."

The company was founded by Michael Blaney, and marked its 40th anniversary last year.

Mr Blaney - also the firm's managing director - said the performance of the Enniskillen office had exceeded expectations since it was first opened. "We've outgrown our original office space and have had to keep adding staff to the local team," he added. "Our Enniskillen office has been a great addition to Autoline and now includes a dedicated hub for the entire group's growing agri-sector book."

As a broker, Autoline works with a range of companies, including Lloyds of London, Allianz, Aviva, AXA, Royal & Sun Alliance and Zurich.

Belfast Telegraph