Ikea marks first decade of trading in Belfast
Flat-pack furniture giant Ikea has been trading for a decade in Northern Ireland, with 14 million shoppers visiting since opening.
The company revealed that of the 330 employees based at the Holywood Exchange retail site, 92 - or 28% - started their careers there when it launched in December 2007.
Manager Christie Gregg, who has been a member of the team since the retailer's early days here, said she was delighted to be celebrating 10 successful years in Belfast.
"Over the past decade we have contributed to a better everyday life at home for people in Northern Ireland," she said.
"Our co-workers are vital to the everyday running of the store and customer service, as well as creating partnerships with charitable organisations to ensure we make a positive contribution to the local community."