Belfast Telegraph

Fake tan firm to create 10 new jobs in exports drive

A fake tan company is creating 10 new jobs in Northern Ireland.

Carryduff-based, He-Shi Enterprises s ells beauty products to some of the best known salons in the UK, Ireland and Europe.

It hopes an £85,000 contribution from Invest Northern Ireland will help recruit a new business development manager, operations manager and two brand managers among others.

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell, who visited the firm on the edge of South Belfast, said: "He-Shi's focus on bringing to market quality products and growing export sales underpins its rapid growth over the past 12 years.

"The creation of 10 new jobs will allow this company to grow employment locally and I welcome the news that additional salaries of almost £300,000 per annum will be generated into the local economy.

"The McMurray family started this company from their own home and through hard work and dedication has made huge strides to create a number of successful beauty brands which have a renowned international reputation."

He-Shi managing director Nick McDowell said: "Our sales into Great Britain alone have increased by 37% in the past two years and with an ambitious growth strategy now in place and the recruitment of the new roles we believe we can sustain that growth rate across our export markets through 2016 and beyond.

"We are extremely proud of how far we have come and believe that increasing our export sales is the key to maintaining our position as a leading tanning provider."

Five of the new posts have already been filled.

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