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Bloc Blinds creates six jobs with new design studio

Magherafelt manufacturer, Bloc Blinds, has opened a new design studio on the Lisburn Road in Belfast. Pictured are: Emma McKeown, business development manager of Bloc Blinds design studio; Cormac Diamond, managing director; and Julie Lilley, Bloc Blinds design studio manager.
Gareth McKeown

A MAGHERAFELT blinds manufacturer has opened a new retail store on Belfast's Lisburn Road, creating six new jobs.

Bloc Blinds has launched the two-storey design studio to enhance its retail presence, with the newly created roles across sales, production, research and development and marketing.

Established in 2006, Bloc Blinds has become one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of innovative blinds and skylight systems. The firm employs over 100 staff at its headquarters in Magherafelt, has online customers across the world and its products have been sold in John Lewis since 2014.

Managing director, Cormac Diamond said the latest investment follows hot on the heels of a £4 million expansion of manufacturing operations in Magherafelt.

“This has given us the confidence to expand our operation and make our move onto the high street, first with a trial store in our hometown of Magherafelt and now our flagship store on Belfast’s Lisburn Road.”

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