£800k contracts boost for Co Antrim firm

Published Monday, 17 December 2012
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Almost £800,000 of new business has been secured by a Portglenone based paving firm.

£800k contracts boost for Co Antrim firm
Gren Armstrong, Invest NI, and Freddie Gibson, MD of Gibson Paving Ltd. (© UTV)

Gibson Paving Limited provides brick and granite paving solutions to private and commercial sector customers.

The firm invested £360,000 last year in a bid to develop new opportunities in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

Since then, Gibson Paving Limited has secured a number of valuable projects with customers in the south of England.

Freddie Gibson is managing director of the Co Antrim firm which was established over 25 years ago.

He said: "Northern Ireland's domestic housing market was becoming increasingly competitive as a result of the economic downturn.

"To overcome this, we recognised the need to look beyond local markets and invest in our marketing and management capabilities in order to secure high value commercial contracts in Great Britain and the Republic Ireland."

Invest NI assisted the company both financially and through providing business support.

Mr Gibson continued: "We have many years of experience in the paving industry and can assist each customer with their specific requirements.

"Invest NI's support with searching the market and approaching new customers over the past year has helped us secure these projects and we aim to build on this success over the coming months."

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