Northern Ireland

Creative Composites Lisburn factory extension brings 30 jobs

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster pictured with Roy Kelly of Creative Composites (Picture Michael Cooper)
Image caption Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster with Roy Kelly, managing director, Creative Composites (Picture Michael Cooper)

Thirty jobs are being created through the extension of a factory in Lisburn.

Creative Composites specialises in the design, manufacture and assembly of components for a range of industries. It currently employs 136 people.

Invest Northern Ireland offered £84,000 of support for 21 of the new jobs through its Jobs Fund.

The new extended factory was opened by Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster on Wednesday.

"Like every other business, Creative Composites has been affected by the global recession," the minister said.

"However, it responded to the downturn in a prompt and prudent manner, adjusting its business model, implementing operational efficiencies and investing in identifying new product opportunities and new customers.

"This new facility and the rapid recruitment of 30 staff is a result of that focused approach and will allow the company to strengthen further its position in the local market and increase its export potential."

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