Posted on Tuesday 18 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Deluxe Group Expansion   Dominic O Neill  First Trust Bank and Colm O Farrell  Deluxe Group

Portadown based specialist fit-out and joinery business the Deluxe Group has announced plans to invest in an expansion which will see it create 21 new jobs in the next year.

The move follows its recent success in export markets and in particular the award of a number of significant contracts which include major design and fit-out jobs for Disneyland Paris and for a new Energy Science Centre in Saudi Arabia on behalf of Saudi Aramco.

A family run firm set up by Colm O'Farrell senior in 1969, The Deluxe Group has been growing steadily by developing its experience within the bespoke interiors markets. Now run by his son Colm Jr. the company provides high-end fit-out and bespoke joinery across the hospitality, leisure, commercial, retail and luxury residential market sectors.

With the help of First Trust Bank it has recently purchased a new 10,000sq ft workshop adjacent to the company's existing premises to allow it to expand to meet growing demand for its services.

Commenting on the expansion plans Colm O'Farrell Jr said: "The ongoing success of Deluxe is dependent on securing work outside of Northern Ireland. As these recent contract wins prove, we are able to compete with the very best around the world from our base in Portadown and are now at a stage where we need to grow our footprint to meet growing global market demand. Our success to date can be attributed to the diverse range of skills and experience we have under a single roof as well as our continual focus on innovation and investment in sectoral expertise.

"Together, this experience and commitment to excellence, makes selling our services internationally relatively easy. We like a lot of other businesses in Northern Ireland provide a world class service and work hard to ensure that our delivery not only meets but exceeds our clients' expectations."

Dominic O'Neill from First Trust Bank added: "Deluxe Group is a long-established business with significant experience in exporting to global markets, and in creating jobs and growth here in Northern Ireland. The firm's strategy of producing high quality interior solutions is meeting a growing demand across a diverse customer base worldwide. We are delighted to be able to support this local company's expansion plans which will enable them to meet that growing demand and to continue to compete on the global stage."



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