Belfast Telegraph

New directors great fit as revenues rise at Mac Interiors

By Michael Cogley and Margaret Canning

Newry property fit-out company Mac Interiors, led by Paul McKenna, has added two new directors as revenue at the firm hits €100m (£86m).

It has appointed Guy Hollis, formerly of JLL and CBRE, to the board, along with Jason Flannery, who joined the firm in 2015 as engineering director after stints at Mercury Engineering and Jones Engineering.

While the company is based in Newry, it carries out most of its work in the Republic and operates three companies in total.

Mac Interiors will report a 35% jump in sales this year, with 60% of its order book already secured for 2017. Staff numbers are rising from 60 to 95.

Managing director Mr McKenna said the firm was pushing hard to profitability in its target markets.

"We are continuing to develop our capacity and expertise to execute this vision and are delighted to welcome Guy and Jason, both with considerable industry pedigree, to our new board line-up.

"Their addition to the team puts us in an even stronger position to drive the business after a very successful and rewarding 2016," he said. The company has been involved in a number of high-profile projects recently, including work for Hibernia REIT on One Dockland Central; Irish Life on 1GQ; Davy's development of its Waterloo Exchange facility, and AerCap's new 65 St Stephen's Green offices.

In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph earlier this year, Mr McKenna said the firm's Republic of Ireland focus came about after it realised that Belfast represented only 10% of the commercial office market on the island.

When the recession hit in 2008 and 2009, it diversified into carrying out more work in Europe, including completing Intel's headquarters in Munich.

In Belfast the company has carried out work for Davy Private Clients, Citibank, Diageo and Grant Thornton.

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