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Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Maureen Morrow, with Matt Burns from Beyond Signage
Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Maureen Morrow, with Matt Burns from Beyond Signage

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Service stations contract earns major industry accolade for local firm

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is delighted to celebrate the success of a local company in the recent ISA UK British Sign Awards.

Beyond Signage, which was established in Islandmagee in 2009 before relocating to its current site on the Woodburn Road in Carrickfergus seven years later, has also secured over £1 million in export sales.

Founded by David Foster and Philip Carmichael, the business has created five jobs over the last three years and have ambitious growth plans to double their staff and turnover by 2025.

The company was awarded the title of ‘Roll-Out Programme of the Year’ for their work with the Applegreen Service Stations.

Over the last year, the business has experienced huge success working with clients including Applegreen, Nicholl Oils, KFC and Titanic Quarter.

They have continued to grow from strength to strength, and were the only signage company in Northern Ireland appointed as suppliers to the North Eastern University Purchasing Consortium in the UK.

Mayor Cllr Maureen Morrow congratulated the company during a recent visit, and praised its commitment to the borough’s economy.

“Beyond Signage has worked closely with Council’s Amplify Business Support Programmes, our stakeholders including Invest Northern Ireland and Michelin Development Fund, which is testament to Council’s ambition of creating an integrated approach to supporting our businesses to grow”, the Mayor continued.

“Through Amplify, Council’s integrated economic development strategy, our vision has been to provide tailored support to our SMEs, and is pivotal to the growth of our local economy.

“I would encourage all of our local SMEs to avail of the comprehensive support open to them, and I am delighted to see the positive impact the Amplify suite of programmes are having through the continued success of Beyond Signage Ltd.” 

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