Limavady company Seating Matters plans for 64 jobs

New members of staff at Seating Matters welcomed by Jonathan Tierney (far right).
New members of staff at Seating Matters welcomed by Jonathan Tierney (far right).

Limavady-based company Seating Matters say they plan to boost employment with 64 jobs in the next year.

Seating Matters is a family-run business specialising in the design and manufacture of healthcare seating.

The company says their specialist, therapeutic chairs are distributed locally and across the world to help people with comfort, postural support and in the reduction of pressure ulcers, commonly referred to as “bed sores”.

Managing Director Martin Tierney said: “We currently employ 125 people from our Limavady headquarters in direct manufacturing, clinical staff and through a team of sub-contractors. Ten new members have joined our team within the last two weeks. In addition, Seating Matters have a distribution network across the UK, Europe, America, Canada, and Australia.

“Due to the high demand for our unique chairs being exported across the world, we will be expanding our work force even further. We can foresee a positive future with an additional 64 new employees taking on roles in telemarketing, research and development, customer care and skilled assembly and upholstery.

“We are not surprised by the demand for our chairs. The people of Belfast have the same conditions as the people of Boston or Brisbane and the extensive clinical research we’ve conducted with Ulster University clearly demonstrates how we can help these patients. We’re so pleased to be able to meet the demand and help so many people across the world. I’m delighted to reveal that we will be expanding our work force even further than we have in the past couple of weeks and we will be recruiting people for various roles in the New Year.”