20 jobs at Co Fermanagh electrical firm

Published Thursday, 28 August 2014
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Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has announced 20 new jobs at G R White & Son, an electrical contracting company based in Tempo, Co Fermanagh.

20 jobs at Co Fermanagh electrical firm
Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster announcing the new roles on Thursday. (© DETI)

The award-winning firm currently employs 35 people, providing a wide range of services.

The new positions will include apprentice and qualified electricians, quantity surveyors and project planners.

Making the announcement, Ms Foster said: "The new jobs are a direct result of a decision by the company to focus on new opportunities in the Renewable Energy sector and the investment announced today will help to fuel future growth within current export markets.

"The expansion of G R White & Son will help create sustainable employment within the local Fermanagh area, as the new roles are for both apprenticeships and qualified employees.

"These jobs will suit people just starting out in their chosen careers as well as those looking to develop their current professional skills."

G R White & Son is an example of the resilience, innovation and hard work which is characteristic of so many successful Northern Ireland family-run businesses.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster

The minister credited persistent growth in the company over the last 40 years due to their ability to continually target new opportunities.

Invest Northern Ireland has offered £42,000 of support for six of the 20 new positions which are being created within the company.

G R White's Operations Director, Rodney White, added: "We aim to grow our turnover substantially over the next two years and to increase the current market share of our business both in Ireland and the UK.

"The company has an extremely strong portfolio of completed projects in education, health, utility and public sector markets.

"With our expansion now underway, we plan to grow this further by adding a more diverse range of services within the company. By doing so we are sure that we can secure more market share."

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Big Ian in Belfast, North Ireland wrote (155 days ago):
Well done Fermanagh, with 20 jobs I can understand how Foster has her face in the media again.
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