Posted on Wednesday 13 June 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A Northern Ireland flooring firm which helped furnish one of the main sets on James Bond blockbuster Spectre has expanded and created jobs with a new store in London, Ulster Business can reveal.

Richard Snape, boss of the Wooden Floor Company, says the company saw an increased interest in Greater London, after its floors were featured in the Hollywood blockbuster.

“Off the back of our success with supplying floors to the James bond movie Spectre we saw increased interest for our own brand products Boie de Vie and Balento in Greater London, having supplied quite a few high-profile jobs we decided with the help of Invest NI to look at getting a base in the capital,” he said.

“It took quite some time but my business partner Ross Nicholl and I finally settled on Chelsea and Fulham and a great location was secured.”

The business has a number of locations, including the Boucher Road in Belfast, and a branch in Falkirk, Scotland.

“We are the only wooden flooring company with stores in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and the aim would be for this family-based business to increase the market share in the wider UK market.

“The growth of the business has only been made possible by the hard work and dedication of the staff at our Northern Ireland base and of course the support of our families.

“It’s here that the unique selling point for the business is born the staff here are critical in leading in colours, branding and design.”

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