95 New Jobs For Ballymena Tobacco Firm

Tobacco company Gallaher is set to create 95 new jobs at its plant in Ballymena.

The move comes as the closure of the firm's factory in Cardiff is announced. It will mean the loss of 184 jobs for the Welsh city.

The firm was acquired by Japan Tobacco in April, who say the move follows an extensive review of manufacturing operations and UK market conditions, conducted as "part of the integration plan for Gallaher".

The Cardiff factory was established in 1961, manufacturing approximately 330 million cigars annually.

The factory will cease operations in September 2009.

The majority of Cardiff's production will be transferred to the Lisnafillan factory in Northern Ireland.


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

13 April 2021
Xperience IT To Create 16 New Jobs
Lisburn digital transformation specialist Xperience IT is to invest over £1.5million and create 16 jobs as part of plans to expand its business offering with a new IT service platform.
29 April 2021
New Guidance To Be Issued For Visiting NI Care Homes
New guidance for visiting care homes in Northern Ireland is currently being finalised. The guidance is expected to be published imminently to allow preparations to be made in care settings and will take effect from next week. The new guidance will include a new approach to supporting safe and proportionate increased visiting in care homes.
19 April 2021
New Grant Schemes For Cancer And Mental Health Charities Established
New grant schemes for cancer and mental health charities and a Carers Support Fund have been established. The Cancer Charities Support Fund and Mental Health Support Fund will each receive £10million, while £4m has been allocated to the Carers Support Fund.
13 April 2021
Openreach To Invest Over £100m In Capital Expenditure In NI
Digital infrastructure provider Openreach has announced it is to invest over £100million in capital expenditure in Northern Ireland over the next 12 months. The investment will be used to support the maintenance of Openreach’s existing copper and fibre networks as well as its ultrafast Full Fibre broadband network build programme.
01 December 2020
New Online Tool To Help Businesses Navigate The End Of Transition
A new online tool to help services exporters prepare for the end of the transition period has been announced by Economy Minister Diane Dodds.