Beaufort interiors

Interior design specialist Beaufort Interiors has confirmed it plans to expand its team after securing large commercial contracts within London.

Moira-based Beaufort Interiors has received support funding from Invest Northern Ireland to a total of £48,000, which will allow the business to create eight new jobs, as well as grow its market development activities.

The funding was offered to the company to cope with its growing demand among London Design Houses as it continues its UK expansion into the furnishings market.

Ruth Wilson, managing director, said: “We are getting impressive traction in London, working with high end designers on manufacturing of soft furnishings and I’m excited about the growth opportunities for Beaufort Designs in the UK Furnishings market.

“Invest NI’s ongoing support is helping us capitalise on the opportunities we have identified and also build the resources needed to fulfil the growth in orders.”

Grainne McVeigh, Invest NI director consumer products, said: “Beaufort is a niche manufacturing business which has had to react quickly in order to respond to opportunities brought about by substantial growth in the soft designer furnishings market in the UK.

“Investing in new staff and focused marketing will enable the company to meet its customer’s demands and take this family firm to next level. The jobs being recruited at the business will generate £193,000 annually in additional salaries, which is good news for Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council area.”