Cook­stown firm boosts work­force in £1.5m growth plan

Belfast Telegraph - Business Telegraph - - News - BY EMMA DEIGHAN

CO Ty­rone firm Enisca Group is to in­vest over £1.5m in grow­ing its work­force here to over 80 staff.

The con­struc­tion and en­gi­neer­ing com­pany, which is based in Cook­stown and works across the power and wa­ter sec­tors in the UK and Ire­land, plans to re­cruit over 40 em­ploy­ees by 2020.

Eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment agency In­vest NI has of­fered the firm fi­nan­cial sup­port of £260,000 to sup­port the re­cruit­ment process.

The drive is part of Enisca Group’s bid to make the most of op­por­tu­ni­ties in power and wa­ter.

And 29 new staff will be em­ployed at Enisca while an ad­di­tional 15 will work at its group busi­nesses, which in­cludes Enisca Browne. The in­vest­ment will also sup­port Enisca’s growth plans after it snapped up mul­ti­ple new long-term con­tracts and re­newed ex­ist­ing con­tracts.

It counts NI Wa­ter, Wake­field AD plant in Eng­land and Scot­tish Wa­ter among its clients.

Enisca manag­ing di­rec­tor Conor King said: “We want to build on our suc­cess in the wa­ter and power sec­tors to date and lever­age the sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of op­por­tu­ni­ties in the pipe­line aris­ing from high value frame­work con­tracts with new and ex­ist­ing cus­tomers out­side North­ern Ire­land.

“This in­vest­ment forms part of our growth strat­egy through­out Bri­tain and Ire­land.”

When re­cruit­ment is com­plete the com­pany will em­ploy 83 peo­ple in Cook­stown and over 150 in to­tal across the group, which, in its most re­cent re­sults achieved sales of £10.3m.

Bill Mont­gomery, In­vest NI’S di­rec­tor of ad­vanced man­u­fac­tur­ing and en­gi­neer­ing, said: “In­vest NI has of­fered Enisca em­ploy­ment, skills and mar­ket­ing sup­port to­talling over £260,000, sup­port­ing the re­cruit­ment of 29 of the new jobs as well as train­ing to en­sure staff are equipped to suc­cess­fully com­pete in ten­ders. The roles in­clude man­age­ment, en­gi­neers, grad­u­ates, de­sign­ers, elec­tri­cians and ap­pren­tices. Re­cruit­ment is un­der­way with sev­eral po­si­tions al­ready filled.

“In­vest NI sup­port is en­sur­ing that Enisca has the re­sources, ex­per­tise and mar­ket ac­cess to ten­der for and win valu­able con­tracts in its tar­get in­dus­try. This is an ex­am­ple of the many en­tre­pre­neur­ial SMES we are help­ing, across North­ern Ire­land, to re­alise their growth po­ten­tial.”

Growth plans: Conor King, Enisca and Bill Mont­gomery (right), In­vest NI

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