POLITICIANS have welcomed the news that Cookstown engineering company TES NI Ltd is to create 70 jobs.
Speaking following party colleague Arlene Foster’s announcement on Thursday, DUP MLA Ian McCrea said: “I am delighted with the announcement by the DETI Minister that Cookstown company TES has received financial assistance of £420,000 from Invest NI resulting in the announcement of 70 new jobs for the local area and an overall investment of £2.3 million,” he said.
“I want to congratulate TES and wish them every success for the future and I have no doubt that their ambitious plans will bear much fruit and the company will grow from strength to strength, which I hope will see many more jobs coming to Mid Ulster.”
Ulster Unionist Assembly Member for Mid-Ulster, Sandra Overend, added her congratulations and praise for the County Tyrone company.
The Ulster Unionist spokesperson for the Economy, said: “I am delighted to welcome the news that TES NI Ltd, from my own Mid-Ulster constituency, are to create 70 new jobs with the help and support of Invest Northern Ireland. This is yet more great news for the Cookstown based company who have been making important strides in their sector throughout the year,” she said.
“Having recently reached the final shortlist for the ‘Santander Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year Awards’, TES NI Ltd prove that they are a company to watch. With so many businesses finding it difficult in this tough economic climate, it is good to see our innovative businesses in Mid-Ulster not only surviving, but thriving as some of the best in their fields.
She concluded: “The news of job creation and further investment in TES NI Ltd is most welcome and offers fantastic opportunities not only for TES NI Ltd, as it will assist them in the further development of their company, but also for the local business community and the Mid-Ulster constituency. This news brings welcome wealth creation and employment to the local area at a time when it is desperately needed.”