Derry firm to double its workforce

Pictured left to right: Barry O'Neill, Sales Director of GES; John McClenaghan, Managing Director of GES, Invest NIs Executive Director of Business & Sector Development, Jeremy Fitch and Des Gartland, Regional Director of Invest NI. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Pictured left to right: Barry O'Neill, Sales Director of GES; John McClenaghan, Managing Director of GES, Invest NIs Executive Director of Business & Sector Development, Jeremy Fitch and Des Gartland, Regional Director of Invest NI. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

A Derry based manufacturing plant has announced a number of new jobs and a major investment this morning.

Campsie based Global Equipment Spares Limited (GES) is more than doubling its workforce over the next three years as part of a strategy to grow its export sales six-fold.

With support from Invest Northern Ireland GES, the company is investing £1.9million to upgrade its facility, purchase new machinery and create 61 new jobs across a range of roles.

Announcing the investment, Invest NI’s Executive Director of Business & Sector Development, Jeremy Fitch said: “Invest NI’s offer of £396,000 is enabling GES to undertake growth development plans aimed at positioning the business so that it can manufacture and export more components, particularly into North America.”

For full coverage of today’s announcement, see tomorrow’s Derry Journal.