Fifteen new jobs created for Derry

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th  May 2015 - ''Jonathan Bell (DETI Minister) pictured in the DUP leader's office at Stormont Castle, Belfast.''Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th May 2015 - ''Jonathan Bell (DETI Minister) pictured in the DUP leader's office at Stormont Castle, Belfast.''Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

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Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has announced Derry based Oak Grove Cabins’ is to invest almost £900,000 and create 15 new jobs over the next two years as part of plans to boost its sales in Great Britain.

Based in Maydown Industrial Estate the company designs, manufactures and erects high quality park homes and log cabins. Invest Northern Ireland has offered the company £94,740 towards its investment.

Jonathan Bell said: “Oak Grove Cabins is an enterprising family business focused on maximising its sales outside Northern Ireland. The investment in new equipment, marketing and additional staff will help Oak Grove Cabins target customers and develop new business opportunities.

“The creation of 15 new jobs, supported by Invest NI, enables the business to deliver to an increasing order book and contributes around £300,000 annually in additional salaries to the local economy.

“Oak Grove Cabins is a unique manufacturing business and its commitment to growth is positive news for the sector and for the local area.”

Oak Grove Cabins Managing Director Noel Flanagan said: “We see significant growth potential in the GB leisure lodge market over the next few years and want to position ourselves to compete successfully for this new business.

“Working with Invest NI has enabled us to proceed quickly with implementing our marketing strategy and recruiting additional staff needed to meet the expected increase in sales. Over the coming months we will be focused on attending exhibitions and trade shows and aiming to turn the leads we generate into actual sales.”