Northern Ireland

Belfast telecoms firm Rainbow in Scotland move

Rainbow Communications is now setting up in Scotland
Image caption Rainbow Communications is now setting up in Scotland

A Northern Ireland telecoms company is creating 20 jobs by crossing the Irish Sea to set up business in Scotland.

Rainbow Communications' expansion will bring 14 jobs to its new Glasgow office, with six further posts created at its Belfast base.

The company already provides services - including phone lines, broadband and mobiles - to more than 5,500 public and private sector clients.

The expansion takes the company's workforce to 80.

To mark its arrival into the Scottish market, the company has signed a sponsorship deal with Hibernian Football Club in Edinburgh.

This will see the south stand at the club's Easter Road ground renamed.

Eric Carson, director of Rainbow Communications, said they believed that "the Scottish market will drive significant growth for our group in the next few years."

The jobs created in Belfast were supported by the Government business support body, Invest Northern Ireland.

Oonagh Hinds, Invest NI's eastern regional manager, said: "This is a significant new venture for Rainbow Communications as it seeks to expand its services outside Northern Ireland for the first time.

"Invest NI's support towards the company's marketing strategy and expansion of its Belfast workforce will play an important role in ensuring Rainbow Communications achieves its growth potential."

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