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PwC confirms it's closing Dungannon office next year


Regional chairman: Paul Terrington

Regional chairman: Paul Terrington

Regional chairman: Paul Terrington

Business advisory firm PwC is closing down the last of its offices outside Belfast next year, it has emerged.

A spokesman for the accountancy giant confirmed the shutters were coming down on the office in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, seven years after it opened.

He said the 35 staff employed at the PwC Linen Green premises would be offered jobs working from home, client offices and/or from its Belfast office.

The company, which is led in Northern Ireland by regional chairman Paul Terrington, opened up a centre of excellence in Dungannon in March 2010.

That opening was to consolidate its activities outside Belfast, following the closure of smaller offices in Omagh, Londonderry, Armagh and Portadown. The spokesman added: "PwC is the largest provider of advisory services to small, and medium-sized business in Northern Ireland and we are determined to continue to serve the Mid-Ulster market.

"As employees are equipped with a laptop and smartphone, and increasingly interact electronically with clients, PwC is committed to offering all Linen Green employees a role that will enable them to continue to support Mid-Ulster clients in other ways, including from Belfast.

"We're consolidating our people and technology to deliver a wider range of integrated services in a way that best suits what our clients want."

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The spokesman also stressed that PwC's Northern Ireland operation, which is based in Belfast, was the company's fastest-growing outside London.