Belfast Telegraph

Ikea marks first decade of trading in Belfast

By Claire McNeilly

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."

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