Reacting to the announcement of the creation of up to 100 new jobs in the North West with Almac Group, Londonderry Chamber President Dawn McLaughlin said:
“This is excellent news for the North West’s regional economy, especially at a time of severe economic difficulty. High skilled, quality jobs like these will be crucial as we seek to recover from the pandemic and rebuild our economy. Almac is one of Northern Ireland’s most well-known and successful indigenous companies and is now globally renowned in the fields of pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, manufacturing, and clinical services.
“The creation of 100 new jobs in these fields at this time is a massive boost for our regional economy as it recovers from the effects of the pandemic. Almac’s decision to establish a new base in the North West also reflects our region’s growing reputation in sectors such as diagnostics, health and life sciences, tech, AI, and robotics, and complements the recent Derry and Strabane City Deal announcement. Inward investment and job creation like this will drive economic growth in the North West and will be vital as we rebuild post-lockdown.”