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McKay welcomes £30 million Wrightbus contract

9 July, 2014

Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has welcomed a £30 million contact for Wrightbus International to supply double decker bus kits to Singapore. 

Speaking after the Ballymena firm was awarded the contract to supply 415 kits to SBS Transit, the North Antrim MLA said; 

"This £30 million contract is a welcome boost to the local economy in north Antrim. 

"It is a great example how innovation can deliver real positive economic outcomes and create employment. 

"This is a local company which has grown and is now competing and winning contracts in international markets. 

"The ability of our small and medium sized enterprises to develop to the stage where they can compete globally is key to economic growth and job creation. 

"We need to see more support from locally based businesses to help them grow similar levels. 

"It is important that Invest NI continues to work with Wrightbus and other companies to deliver further employment."

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