Durkan holds talks with HML boss

Derry’s MP held talks with the chief executive of mortgage administration firm HML on the company’s future in the city.

Since March of last year, HML have shed more than 500 jobs across its operations - around 40 jobs went in Derry in March. The company also have recently announced the closure of its office in Padiham, Burnley.

Mark Durkan says the company’s CEO Brian Brodie “stressed that whilst HML has undergone significant restructuring in recent years within its UK-wide operations, it retained its Derry operation because it recognises the high-quality performance and productivity they get here.”

Derry’s MP says Mr Brodie was quick to emphasise the value of Derry to HML and the quality of support the company has received from Invest NI. He said the company is looking at diversifying products and markets. Mr Durkan says it is vital we continue to emphasise the value of the work employees are doing here in Derry.”