Northern Ireland

Newtownards firm Hughes Insurance creates 20 new jobs


An insurance company based in County Down is set to expand its operations with the recruitment of 20 new employees.

Hughes Insurance is also opening a £2m extension to its headquarters in Newtownards later on Wednesday.

The developments are part of a continued expansion for the company.

Chief Executive Gareth Brady said the new jobs in sales and development are all part of a plan for the continued growth of the business.

"We've enjoyed a lot of growth in the last few years to the extent that our head count has doubled since 2008," he said.

"I think we've taken in about 40 since the start of this year.

"We're in the throes of recruiting another 20 in the next couple of months and certainly with our growth plans in place at the moment we're planning for anything up to 150 over the next year or two."

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