Plumbing giant Bassetts creates 12 jobs with £2m investment

Northern Ireland’s largest plumbing and heating supplier, Bassetts, has completed a major £2 million investment programme and created 12 new jobs. Pictured are Leighton Bancroft, Billy Clarke, Alan Wright, Ian Murray and James Kerrigan
Gareth McKeown

THE north's largest plumbing and heating supplier, Bassetts, has completed a £2 million investment programme, creating 12 new jobs.

So far this year Bassetts has opened two new branches in Lisburn and Clady and expanded its Bangor showroom, adding over 37,000 sq ft to its operations, bringing the total to almost 400,000 sq ft.

In the new year the company is also due to add a 16th branch in Fermanagh, meaning it will have a presence in every county in the north.

Managing director Alan Wright said the expansion of operations is a direct response to increased growth.

"We have experienced remarkable growth over the past year, having secured new retail and trade customers across Northern Ireland. In particular, we have seen impressive growth in tile sales which have increased 45 per cent year on year. This has enabled us to invest significantly in our branch network, grow our team and continue to build on this success, extending our footprint across the region."

“I am thrilled with the work carried out on our branches so far and the benefits that these developments will bring to our customers, as well as our employees. I would like to thank every member of the 130-strong Bassetts team as this growth wouldn't have been possible without their hard work, dedication and the top class service they give to our customers on a daily basis," he added.

Founded in Armagh in 1982, Bassetts now employs over 130 people with 15 branches in Bangor, Belfast, Clady, Coleraine, Downpatrick, Dungannon, Lisburn, Greencastle, L'Derry, Mallusk, Newry, Portadown and Omagh.

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