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31/10/2017

Belfast Firms Offered Support To Create 55 Jobs

Eight Belfast firms have been offered support by Invest NI to create 55 jobs.

The companies, from a range of sectors including software, construction, cybersecurity and consumer products, are investing over £4million in the local economy.

Cyphra Ltd, Stiona Software, Feisfayre Ltd, Nimbus CS, CD Fairfield, Sensoteq, Cadshare and Hartech Building Services are using Invest NI support to drive business growth. Invest NI has offered the companies £343,000 of support towards the jobs of which 24 are already in place.
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Moira Loughran, Invest NI’s Eastern Regional Manager said: "The investments by these ambitious Northern Ireland companies include plans to create 55 jobs which once in place, will generate £1.9million of additional salaries into the Northern Ireland economy.

"We have provided these companies with very practical support to take their businesses to the next stage in growth. The close and continued collaboration we have with SME's in Northern Ireland is clearly generating results for a range of sectors and will deliver significant benefits to the economy in the longer term."

(CD)

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