The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has congratulated Limavady firm Paragon Health after it secured a multi-million pound PPE order.
With an estimated value of £15m, the company has been chosen to supply Type IIR face masks amid the ongoing pandemic.
Paragon Health is the first of a number of firms across Northern Ireland to have successfully completed a series of rigorous technical and suitability assessments to allow them to provide vital PPE for the health and social care sector.
Alderman Mark Fielding said the announcement is welcome news for the borough, and showcases the expertise and skills which exist within the area: “To have a local company leading the way at this crucial time is something to be immensely proud of and I want to offer my congratulations to everyone at Paragon Health as they embark on this stage of their business journey.
“Our industry has proven it’s among the very best in producing high quality PPE which has never been more important for those on the frontline of the fight against coronavirus.
“At a time of great uncertainty, the contract will sustain and create jobs which will help to instil confidence and make a positive impact on our local economy.
“I want to commend the foresight and ambition demonstrated by the company and I wish them every success for the future.”