Belfast Telegraph

Menarys and Tempest stores to create new jobs in Northern Ireland

By Heather McGarrigle

Two retailers announced a total of 80 new jobs in a day of good news on Northern Ireland's high street.

Clothes company Menarys and Tempest said it was creating 70 new jobs.

A spokeswoman said £150,000 was being invested as the firm brought in new labels including stylish Spanish brand Mango.

The company's Jacqueline Beattie said: "We are delighted with the arrival of several key brands to our stores and are committed to offering our shoppers something unique and new that still offers quality and value, which the Menarys and Tempest group has become famous for."

There are 20 Menarys stores and 11 Tempest shops in Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile, entertainment giant HMV is to create 10 jobs at The Outlet in Banbridge with a new 2,000 sq ft store.

HMV manager Gennaro Castaldo said: "The addition of our new store brings the total number to 12 in Northern Ireland and we are constantly seeking new opportunities to develop our estate locally.

"The new format is a first for HMV in Northern Ireland, and, in complementing our existing high street offer, we trust it demonstrates that we are looking to extend as much choice and additional value to our customers wherever and whenever we can."