Lisburn blinds-maker to hire 80 new staff with immediate effect

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    Decora Blinds in Lisburn is to recruit 80 new staff with immediate effect

    LISBURN-based Decora Blind Systems is to recruit 80 production operatives on full-time permanent contracts for its evening shift – with an immediate start.

    They’ll join more than 650 staff already on the pay-roll, and it comes as the fast-growth firm, which manufactures made-to-measure blinds for customers in more than 30 countries, has seen a significant uplift in its overseas sales.

    Indeed just last month Decora was named in the annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table, which ranks the UK’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.

    Decora was set up in 1979 to sell awnings to the local trade, and now makes 30,000 wholesale and bespoke blinds a week, with exports rising to £5 million in 2016.

    In its last set of full year accounts, the company – whose headquarters is at Ferguson Drive in Lisburn – had a total turnover of £58.8 million and made a gross profit of £17.5 million.

    Decora, which also won the business growth award at the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Business Awards in March, is advertising the new posts at NIJobs.com

    Its advert says it is an “excellent opportunity” for production operatives based in Lisburn to build and develop their career in a successful manufacturing company.

    It says no qualifications or experience is required as full training will be provided, and those interested should forward a CV to Decora’s HR department via nijobs or directly to hr@decora.co.uk

    Decora’s managing director Stuart Dickson previously said: “Our goal is to strengthen the manufacturing capabilities of the business including the high-end home automation market while delivering further progress to our wholesale customers through new bespoke systems.”