Carrick firm reaps rewards from R&D investment

East Antrim MLA Alastair Ross, Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell and  Saunders Graham,  managing director of Pollock Lifts, Carrickfergus. Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons. INCT 02-701-CON
East Antrim MLA Alastair Ross, Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell and Saunders Graham, managing director of Pollock Lifts, Carrickfergus. Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons. INCT 02-701-CON

East Antrim MLA Alastair Ross has welcomed the recent visit of Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell to Carrick for a meeting with Pollock Lifts.

Mr Ross said: “In order to grow our economy we need to not only be an attractive place for investors to do business but we also need to be supporting our local companies invest in R&D and export to new markets across the world.

“Pollock Lifts is a great example of a successful local company who are investing in R&D and have customers not only throughout Europe but also in markets as far away as Australia and the Middle East.

“With people living longer and wishing to stay in their own homes the potential market for through floor lifts is substantial. It is encouraging to see the minister and Invest NI take such an interest in the success of local East Antrim companies and offer support for further growth into new and emerging markets in future years.