Belfast Telegraph

Medical construction firm secures £900k deal in Republic

By Heather McGarrigle

A Ballymena construction firm has secured a £900,000 contract in the Republic, creating five jobs.

Established in 2010, MET Healthcare Ltd specialises in the build and fit-out of medical facilities.

Following an investment of £230,000 towards export development, MET won the contract with John Sisk and Son in Limerick to build a critical care facility.

Invest NI offered £24,000 of support towards the project.

A design engineer position is one of the roles created by the investment.

Gren Armstrong, manager of Invest NI’s north eastern regional office, said: “Winning this valuable contract in the Republic is a significant result for MET and will support the company’s growth in a key export market.

“The medical facilities sector is a high-value, but competitive market so implementing a comprehensive export marketing plan will give MET a competitive edge as it seeks additional contracts.”

Graham Martin, sales and commercial director of MET, said: “Our ambition is to cement our position as one of the key players in the medical facilities sector and securing this contract in Limerick will help to achieve our goal.

“Invest NI’s support enabled us to accelerate our export development plans and we aim to fully utilise our enhanced capabilities to grow the business.”

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