A Banbridge-based website design agency is investing almost £400,000 and creating seven new jobs as part of plans to grow its global sales through its e-commerce printing websites Need A Print and Pixa Prints.
ER Media has been offered support from Invest Northern Ireland for its research and development, and export marketing activities, as well as an employment grant through its Jobs Fund. This will help them to exploit opportunities within the online printing and photo gift market.
The seven new jobs will include marketing, web development and customer service roles and will generate £117,000 annually in additional salaries locally.
Managing Director Glenn Sands has continually sought to diversify his business.
Commenting on this investment, Mr Sands said: “This expansion is another step towards our goal to provide customers with a solution to all their print and personalised gift requirements.
“Having looked at the marketplace we decided to create the software to allow customers to order seamlessly and also create the automation process to produce the goods effectively.
“The success of this has resulted in a substantial uplift in export sales and with Invest NI’s support we are moving quickly to capitalise on new export opportunities.
“Invest NI’s support has been the catalyst in our decision to expand our product portfolio to include the photo gift market.”
Ian Murphy, Invest NI’s Director of Growth and Scaling said: “ER Media is an innovative company. Working with Invest NI, this company is improving its position to exploit further growth opportunities”.
Invest NI has offered ER Media £116,377 of support, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. This includes an employment grant of £49,000 through its Jobs Fund towards the creation of seven new jobs.