The Deluxe Group, a Portadown based bespoke manufacturing company, has created over 30 jobs in a £1.7million investment to support its expansion in its chosen market sectors including luxury property, cruise line and visitor attractions.
Richard Hill, business development director at Deluxe said: “We are really benefiting from the growth of the world’s ‘experience economy’. Spend is increasing on memorable experiences and our interiors have a common theme in that they tell a compelling story, whether it’s a luxury five-star hotel in a building with a rich heritage or a visitor attraction created from a successful film or TV show.
It’s great to see a Northern Ireland company achieving such global recognition and it’s not surprising that in executing prestigious projects like these, the company needed to hire new staff to keep up with the demand for its services. Brian Dolaghan, executive director of business solutions, Invest NI
“Over the past 10 years, we have been developing our export business in the USA, Japan and the Middle East and we have greatly benefited from the on the ground inmarket support from the Invest Northern Ireland teams.
L-R: Richard Hill, business development director, the Deluxe Group with Brian Dolaghan, executive director of Business Solutions, Invest NI
"As soon as we got the green light from Invest NI, we recruited 30 new staff quickly in project management, quantity surveying, design and skilled craftsmanship. Our new staff are already helping us to take our art and theme business to the next level and will enable us to offer the most extensive range of experience led design across Europe.
“As we continue to expand our international operations, it is an exciting time to be part of the Deluxe team where we make unforgettable experiences come to life. We are always keen to talk to talented and enthusiastic individuals who are interested in developing their career with a dynamic and innovative company.”
Invest NI has offered The Deluxe Group £240,000 of support towards the creation of the 30 jobs, all of which are in place.
As soon as we got the green light from Invest NI, we recruited 30 new staff quickly... Our new staff are already helping us to take our art and theme business to the next level and will enable us to offer the most extensive range of experience-led design across Europe. Richard Hill, business development director, the Deluxe Group