Foster welcomes £10million expansion of Boyd Bedding

Date published: 31 August 2016

First Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed the £10million expansion of Boyd Bedding in Omagh.

Boyd Bedding supplies animal bedding to the poultry and equestrian markets throughout GB and to export markets including Dubai, Hong Kong & Singapore. The company currently employ 24 people between their premises at Newtownstewart and Omagh.

The First Minister attended the official opening of the company’s factory and toured the extensively upgraded facility.

Speaking during the official opening, the First Minister Arlene Foster said: “I am delighted to celebrate the official opening of Boyd Bedding’s new £10million factory in Omagh. This local business now employs 24 people across two sites and exports to the UK, the Middle East and Hong Kong. 

“Boyd Bedding has been a significant part of the business landscape in West Tyrone for over 20 years and it is great to see that the business is continuing to invest and grow in Northern Ireland.

“Growing and strengthening our indigenous manufacturing sector is a priority for the Northern Ireland Executive and I commend this company for its confidence in Northern Ireland and its optimism and ambition for future development.

“As Northern Ireland continues to punch above its weight in international markets, entrepreneurs like Raymond and Elaine Boyd and businesses such as Boyd Bedding are testimony of the drive, enthusiasm, skill and ability of our local workforce.

“I very much look forward to its continued success.”

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