Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has announced Lakeland Trading Solutions Ltd, is setting up a contact centre in Enniskillen creating 49 jobs over the next three years.
Lakeland Trading Solutions, trading as LIMA, is a new company which will primarily sell home and contents insurance.
Welcoming the investment decision, Arlene Foster said: “I am very pleased that Lakeland Trading Solutions has chosen Enniskillen as the location for its new business. This investment underlines that it is not just Belfast that investors look at when considering where to locate in Northern Ireland, and that it all comes down to finding the right location to match their individual needs.
“These new jobs are a boost to the region offering flexible employment to a wide range of people, from those with experience in customer service to others looking to develop new work skills. It is anticipated that the majority of the jobs will be filled by local unemployed people giving them training, experience and valuable transferable skills. Invest NI is dedicated to supporting growth and economic development across all areas of Northern Ireland and has offered £343,000 of support to the company.”
Matthew Martin originally from Enniskillen, but living in Scotland and England for the past 12 years, developed the business opportunity with colleague Lee Hanford. Commenting on the announcement he said: “After considering other UK locations, we were convinced that Enniskillen offered us the best business environment in terms of cost effectiveness along with the quality and availability of talent.
“The support we have received has been important to us getting the operation up and running and we look forward to working with them as we grow the operation over the next couple of years.
“As an Enniskillen man myself, it is great to be able to give something back to the area by setting up the business here.”