McAuley’s host Finance and First Ministers

Pictured at the event (L-R) are Ann McGregor (NI Chamber); Finance Minister Mervyn Storey; Jonathan McAuley (McAuley Engineering); First Minister Arlene Foster and Stephen Gallagher (SSE Airtricity).
Pictured at the event (L-R) are Ann McGregor (NI Chamber); Finance Minister Mervyn Storey; Jonathan McAuley (McAuley Engineering); First Minister Arlene Foster and Stephen Gallagher (SSE Airtricity).

Ballymoney’s McAuley Engineering hosted a visit from First Minister Arlene Foster and Finance Minister Mervyn Storey as part of an event by Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) on Thursday.

The event formed part of the NI Chamber and SSE Airtricity ‘Minister on the Move’ initiative which provides businesses with an opportunity to speak directly with Ministers from the Northern Ireland Executive at a number of locations across the province – whilst also providing them with an opportunity to hear the inspirational success story of a local company.

Employing 150 skilled engineers, McAuley Engineering currently consists of two companies McAuley Precision and McAuley Fabrication and together they service the transport, oil and gas, material handling and aerospace sectors. Attendees at the event were provide with an overview of the McAuley Engineering success story by Managing Director Jonathan McAuley, before embarking on a tour of the 74,000 square foot facilities.

The event also provided an open forum for delegates to share their views with First Minister Arlene Foster and Finance Minister Mervyn Storey.

Finance Minister Mervyn Storey, said: “I am greatly impressed by the operations of McAuley Engineering. They are an exemplar of how innovation and investment can expand a business and make a tremendous contribution not only to the local community but to the wider economy.”