GB construction market growth prompts jobs with investment by Garage Doors

Peter Doherty, MD of Garage Doors pictured, left, at the Ballymena firm with Invest NI director Bill Montgomery
Peter Doherty, MD of Garage Doors pictured, left, at the Ballymena firm with Invest NI director Bill Montgomery

Garage Doors in Ballymena is recruiting 17 additional staff to help deliver growing sales across Great Britain.

The family-run business is a leading manufacturer of bespoke garage doors and is expecting its sales to grow by 50 per cent over the next three years due to a buoyant UK construction sector.

“Our customer base within both the commercial and residential sectors is developing and we aim to continue to build on the valuable links established with distributors across Great Britain to further expand our market share,” said Garage Door Systems.

“Invest Northern Ireland’s support will enable us to recruit new staff across a range of roles in the business, from production operatives through to design and sales.

“As part of our longer term growth strategy, we will also enhance our automated production capabilities, increase our workspace and further develop our product line.”

Garage Doors supplies a range of garage doors and external steel access doors for the domestic and professional markets and has an extensive showroom at its premises in Wakehurst Industrial Estate, Ballymena.

The expansion and recruitment strategy is being supported with £127,500 from Invest NI.

Bill Montgomery, Invest NI’s director of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, said: “This investment is an important strategic commitment for Garage Doors, enabling the business to fulfil is growth potential, particularly in Great Britain.

“Its growing order book has been driven by innovative products and it is encouraging that the company continues to look for opportunities to widen its portfolio.

“The creation of 17 additional jobs is positive news for the Northern Ireland’s construction sector and also the Ballymena area.

“Invest NI’s ongoing relationship with the business has enabled Garage Doors to accelerate its long term development plans and I wish the family firm continued success in its target markets,” he added.