Londonderry firm to double its workforce in major jobs boost

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 Londonderry-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.”