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Heating firm to add staff

HEATING engineering firm BS Holdings is to add 10 members of staff as demand increases for its biomass heating systems.

The company will expand its Antrim and Blackburn sites following a £600,000 contract with UK car retailer Lookers.

Following the successful installation of the UK and Ireland's first small-scale biomass heating and cooling system in the new Ferrari and Maserati showroom at Charles Hurst Belfast - which is part of Lookers - BS Holdings is also installing the technology at Lookers' VW dealership in Blackburn.

The UK's first-ever car spray bake oven system to run on renewable fuel source biomass will also be installed at the Lookers' VW dealership in Blackburn, while a further £1.5 million worth of installations at dealerships across Scotland and England has also been surveyed and priced by BS Holdings and are currently being considered by Lookers.

BS Holdings is making an investment of £50,000 in a new purpose-built facility in Antrim to accommodate its plans for growth across Ireland and Britain.

The company's managing director Brian Hood said: "We've had a fantastic year so far and the success of our systems in delivering significant environmental and cost benefits for Charles Hurst Group in Northern Ireland has allowed us to successfully bid for additional projects across the company's network of dealerships.

"Our focus has been on growing our footprint out-side of Northern Ireland and this is paying off with an incredibly healthy order book with more than £2 million of works in the pipeline for companies in Great Britain."

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