Topaz secures 11 sta­tion jobs

Bray People - - NEWS -

THE COUN­TRY’S largest fuel and con­ve­nience re­tailer, Topaz, has se­cured the fu­ture of 11 jobs by in­vest­ing in the sta­tion on Ash­ford’s Main Street.

Over the past two months Topaz has in­vested €1.35 mil­lion in five Le­in­ster petrol sta­tions which were all set to close.

They in­clude the sta­tion in Ash­ford, as well as petrol sta­tions in Athy and New­bridge in Kil­dare and Mullingar and Athlone in West­meath, sav­ing a to­tal of 82 jobs in the process.

Topaz Mar­ket­ing and Cor­po­rate Ser­vices Di­rec­tor, Paul Can­don, said the Com­pany was very pleased to be in a po­si­tion to ex­pand its net­work and to pro­tect em­ploy­ment across three coun­ties, in­clud­ing Wicklow.

‘As a fully Ir­ish owned and man­aged com­pany we know the im­por­tance of job gen­er­a­tion and pro­tec­tion, es­pe­cially in the cur­rent en­vi­ron­ment. We have am­bi­tious plans for all five sites and we are look­ing for­ward to pro­vid­ing an ex­cel­lent ser­vice to the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties where they are based. While cur­rent mar­ket con­di­tions are chal­leng­ing, Topaz is con­tin­u­ing to grow its busi­ness. With turnover at €3 bil­lion, 1.8 mil­lion trans­ac­tions ev­ery month and a net­work of 328 sites na­tion­wide em­ploy­ing over 1,600 peo­ple we are look­ing for­ward to the fu­ture with con­fi­dence.’

The Topaz sta­tion in Ash­ford.

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