Bangor joinery specialist expands after £1m contract wins in Britain

Latest deals will lead to seven new jobs at Aspire Create paying average salaries of £36,000

Aspire Create wins new contracts
Announcing the new deals at Aspire Create are (from left) John McKibben, Invest NI's southern regional manager; Alan McKeown, executive director of regional business at Invest NI; and Darren Atkinson, managing director of Aspire Create

Bangor-based bespoke joinery company Aspire Create has secured two new contracts worth over £1million in Britain.

The deals will see the company - which provides specialist joinery and interior fit out services for the retail, commercial, and hospitality sectors - add seven new jobs with average salaries of £36,000 and increase turnover by £500,000.

Aspire will manufacture Barista Bar stands for Spar stores in Scotland and interior joinery products for a London-based interior design firm.

Founder and managing director Darren Atkinson said: “Over the last 10 years we have secured new clients across Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain, and due to this growing demand, we plan to grow our team with new roles across management and joinery.

“I can see real potential to grow our business further in these markets. We’re excited for our future and see these new contracts as a stepping stone to even more success for us as a business.”

Invest NI is supporting the company to create the jobs over the next two years, following offering previous support and advice on ISO Accreditation, process efficiency and job creation.

Its executive director of regional business Alan McKeown said: “Since setting up the company in 2014, Darren’s vision and entrepreneurial mindset has ensured its growth by exploring markets outside of Northern Ireland, and it’s great to see its focus and efforts leading to £1 million of new sales across GB and Europe.”