Photograph of a man fishing at a lake beside Enniskillen Castle, Co Fermanagh.
Enniskillen Castle, Co Fermanagh. Image: © Keith Nolan/

15 new jobs for Fermanagh amid £1m investment

25 Jan 2021

Avrio, MRO Elocker and Gmooth Construction have secured funding from Invest NI to expand their operations in Fermanagh.

Three early-stage SMEs in Fermanagh are collectively investing £1m in the region and creating 15 new jobs. Invest NI is supporting Avrio Environmental Management, MRO Elocker and Gmooth Construction with £83,000 in funding for job creation, marketing efforts and R&D.

MRO Elocker has developed a software-driven e-locker system for the aviation servicing sector. It recently began a trial with Atlantic Aviation at Shannon Airport for its newly market-ready technology. The company’s managing director, Paul Sandilands, said his team will begin the recruitment process for four new staff members in the “near future”.

Gmooth designs and develops office accommodation for gardens, for which demand has increased in the wake of Covid-19 and the shift to remote working. Managing director Paul McAloon said the company has been “overwhelmed with the demand” for garden home offices.

“These new staff will help us build on growing demand for our garden office accommodation and will help us refocus our attention on growing our business in new markets,” he said.

Finally, environmental consulting company Avrio has acquired a number of new contracts in Ireland over the past six months. It focuses on lowering the cost of implementing environmentally friendly solutions and improving environmental practices and brand images of clients while minimising their environmental impact.

The company’s director, Fergal Maguire, commented: “We began trading just as the first lockdown began in March and since then our business has grown from strength to strength.

“At such an early stage in our development, Invest Northern Ireland’s support to bring on four new team members will help us to fulfil increasing demand for our service, increase our turnover and, ultimately, drive exports.”

Invest NI told that the jobs on offer across the three companies will include software developers, ecologists, environmental engineers and scientists, sales representatives, marketers and administrative personnel. The combined salaries of the 15 new positions in Fermanagh will contribute more than £400,000 to the Northern Irish economy.

For more information, visit Avrio’s careers page and keep an eye on the MRO Elocker and Gmooth websites.

Lisa Ardill
By Lisa Ardill

Lisa Ardill joined Silicon Republic as senior careers reporter in July 2019. She has a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication. She is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos. Lisa briefly served as Careers Editor at Silicon Republic before leaving the company in June 2021.

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