Lagan Valley MP Jeffrey
Donaldson, EXCITE Managing Director Cohn
Cummings and First Minister Peter Robinson.
THE EXCITE Group, Northern Ireland's leading
exhibition and conference display contractor and also
promotional merchandise provider, has received a visit from
First Minister Peter Robinson and local MP Jeffrey Donaldson who
welcomed the £2.4 million investment made by the group with its
relocation to the local area.
The company was founded in 1999 and recently
moved from Belfast to Lisburn to new purpose-built premises,
encompassing a large showroom, offices and manufacturing
workshop measuring 23,500 square feet on a one acre site at
Ferguson Drive off Ballinderry Road.
Speaking at the launch Mr Robinson said: "I
am delighted to be here to welcome an outstanding company to
Lisburn and to commend its local and international business achievements.
"The Excite Group exemplifies the
entrepreneurial spirit that Northern Ireland needs as we move
our economy forward.
"Employees should be extremely proud today. I
wish The EXCITE Group continued success in these new
Mr Donaldson said he was delighted to see a
local company expand: "The EXCITE Group is an up and coming
business who has chosen to relocate to Lisburn" he said.
They have invested a considerable amount in
the local economy and it is particularly important to see more
jobs coming into the area."
Managing director Colin Cummings said
continued growth was behind the company's decision to relocate
to the new Lisburn site.
The city had great appeal for a business at
our stage of growth. It is a perfect location for cross-border
logistics and offers a first class business support network," he
added. Excite's Exhibition and Display division works for many
of Northern Ireland's leading blue chip companies, supplying
custom designed exhibition stands, conference backdrops and
portable display equipment.
Its sister company, Excite Promotional
Merchandise, provides a range of promotional business gifts and
individually branded corporate items to firms and organisations,
ranging from small sole traders and charities to local and
central government and large national companies in the
commercial and public sector.