Jobs as Porsche devotees drive growth for local firm

George McMillan and Ulster Banks Conor McNeill
George McMillan and Ulster Banks Conor McNeill

A leading Northern Ireland Porsche technician is plans to more than double his workforce ignificantly expanding his business with support from Ulster Bank.

George McMillan 0f McMillan Porsche, says that Northern Ireland’s rising number of enthusiasts for the luxury car brand has seen his customer-base swell considerably.

As such the business has acquired new 55,000sqft premises at Kilbegs Industrial Estate in Antrim, comprising a large workshop, training area, customer facilities, and a forecourt.

There, the company intends to expand its workforce from five people two years ago to 15 over the next two years.

The investment of almost £250,000 has been financed by Ulster Bank.

McMillan Porsche offers servicing, diagnostics, modifications, repairs, and rebuilds, and has also begun to sell Porsches and other luxury brands.

“Outside of Germany, the UK has one of the highest instances of Porsche ownership anywhere,” said Mr McMillan.

“We have a significant customer-base in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and increasingly we have customers who bring their Porsches over from England for significant work as well.”

“We’ve worked closely with Ulster Bank who helped finance the purchase and are very confident that it will be a fantastic platform for the future of the company,” he adds.

Conor McNeill, business manager with Ulster Bank, says: “George started the business out the back of his house, employing one person, and his reputation for delivering a very high standard of work has seen him attract many more customers. We are very pleased to help with the new premises, which are a fitting base for a highly professional business.”