Hire firm on rise with £10 mg row th plan

Belfast Telegraph - Business Telegraph - - Front Page - BY STAFF RE­PORTER

PLANT, tool and equip­ment firm Bal­loo Hire has in­vested £10m in its five North­ern Ire­land sites, cre­at­ing 20 new jobs.

And the Ban­gor-based spe­cial­ist has started a re­cruit­ment process for new em­ploy­ees across de­part­ments in­clud­ing me­chan­ics and ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The in­vest­ment will also see Bal­loo’s ma­chin­ery range ex­pand to in­clude new dumpers, gen­er­a­tors, site ac­com­mo­da­tion, ‘VIP’ toi­lets for events and gar­den equip­ment.

Gen­eral man­ager Mark Grundy said: “We have ex­pe­ri­enced sig­nif­i­cant growth in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try which is still in re­cov­ery from the re­ces­sion. This has re­sulted in the com­pany win­ning new con­tracts across a broad range of sec­tors.

He added: “North­ern Ire­land has a bur­geon­ing events and en­ter­tain­ment sec­tor which has also in­creased the de­mand for our prod­ucts and ser­vices. We pre­dict th­ese sec­tors com­bined will ex­pe­ri­ence growth over the next three to five years.”

Bal­loo Hire — which has sites in Belfast, Ban­gor, Bal­ly­clare, Lis­burn and Gle­navy — is also look­ing at its growth po­ten­tial into other sec­tors.

From left: Mark Grundy, Colin Magee, Alan Mccomb and Terry Mcaviney of Bal­loo Hire

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