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Invest NI Helps Power GES Group's Growth!

Rachel Doherty - Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Grants Electrical Services (NI) Ltd. (GES Group), which has operations in Ballymena and Mallusk, has announced that it is investing over £300,000 in growth, including taking on 10 new staff.

The investment in marketing and job creation is being supported by Invest Northern Ireland, which has offered £47,800 of support.

GES Group provides power and energy solutions for small businesses and large multi-nationals across a range of industries including tyre manufacturers, wind farms, food & drinks manufacturers, engineering specialists, and ship and aerospace manufacturing.

The company currently employs 80, and as well as taking on new staff it is investing over £44,000 in marketing activity to develop new markets and customers.

Commenting on the expansion, Grainne McVeigh, Invest NI’s Director of Life Sciences, Electronics and Consumer Products, said: “Grants Electrical Services is an excellent example of a local company that is continuously pursuing new opportunities and evolving to meet changing customer demands.

This investment will allow GES to seek out new customers through market visits, attending exhibitions and creating new promotional material, while the new staff at Mallusk and Ballymena will ensure the capacity to service its expanding customer base.”

The 10 new staff, supported through this project and which are already in place, include five trainee apprentices.

David Moore, GES Group Managing Director said: “GES Group has enjoyed significant growth and development in 2013-14, having been awarded numerous large scale tenders and projects. We are now targeting new markets with the aim of becoming an industry leader and gaining increased market share in Northern Ireland, in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

To do this we intend to develop new products and services and target sales in the renewable sector. We have developed a comprehensive marketing plan, and are increasing staff numbers to ensure we have the skills to deliver.

Invest NI’s support for the marketing activity and the new jobs will help us to achieve our growth objectives.”

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