Posted on Monday 2 April 2012 by Ulster Business
Announcing that Diageo Northern Ireland is creating 39 new jobs at its Customer Service Centre for the island of Ireland is Yvonne McKillop, Diageo Ireland Customer Services Manager with Diageo Customer Service staff Aidan Rafferty and Bernadette Leahy.
The new jobs will add to Diageo’s 400 staff across its Northern Ireland sites which include Bushmills Distillery, Bailey’s production facility at Mallusk, the company’s bottling and packaging plant in East Belfast and its existing sales and marketing division on the Boucher Road.
Commenting on the announcement Michael McCann, Country Director for Diageo Northern Ireland, said: “We are delighted that 39 new jobs have been created within our Boucher Road site. 28 of these new employees are already in training and by October 2012, there will be 50 dedicated customer service employees in Belfast, servicing all of Diageo’s customers throughout the island of Ireland.
“The announcement that Diageo’s Customer Services Centre for Ireland will be managed solely from Belfast is good news for Northern Ireland and a reflection of our long term commitment and contribution to the local economy.”
“In Northern Ireland Diageo has great people and great infrastructure and I am looking forward to the contribution our new employees will make in supporting our customers and ensuring that they continue to receive a first class level of service.
Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster welcomed Diageo’s job announcement, saying: “This is another welcome boost to the food and drink processing sector in Northern Ireland, bringing much-needed employment opportunities and strengthening Diageo’s presence here. As our biggest single manufacturing industry, food and drink processing continues to make an increasingly significant contribution to our economy, performing well even in difficult economic conditions, and today’s announcement underlines the importance of global companies such as Diageo to the sector.”