Belfast Telegraph

Joinery firm adds staff in bid to triple turnover in two years

By Staff Reporter

Co Tyrone manufacturer Woodmarque has taken on 16 new staff as it aims to expand its business in Great Britain. The Dungannon family-run firm is also investing in new equipment and business development in a bid to triple turnover within two years.

It's received £90,000 in support from economic development agency Invest NI towards the recruitment for eight of the new jobs.

The firm produces specialist door frames and joinery for commercial and residential projects. It now has 40 staff.

It has secured large volumes of work in Great Britain, including the fitting of luxury apartments at Lyon Square in London - a project by housebuilder Redrow.

Invest NI said the eight new posts it was supporting would generate salaries of £248,000 - an average of £31,000 each.

Managing director Brian Quinn, who founded the company in 1977, said: "We have ambitious sales targets over the next four years and are focused on positioning the business as a complete design and solutions provider. The mentoring, advice and financial support from Invest NI has enabled us to implement our growth strategy quickly.

"Investing in new state of the art equipment and recruiting additional staff gives us the skills, experience and capability to compete for and deliver high value contracts in our target markets.

"We are delighted with the feedback among our customers and hope this will leverage further business in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland."

Jeremy Fitch, Invest NI executive director of business and sectro development, said: "Woodmarque operates in a niche area of our manufacturing industry and is committed to innovation to drive its future growth."

Over the last year it has taken on staff including including production managers and surveyors.

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