Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Jonathan Bell, officially opened Electric Ireland’s new Belfast offices today at 1 Cromac Quay.
The Gasworks site houses the energy suppliers’ dedicated Northern Ireland Customer Service Centre and marketing and business development functions. The offices are the embodiment of the extension of Electric Ireland into the residential market in Northern Ireland.
Speaking at the official opening Pat O’Doherty Chief Executive ESB said, “This is a very special day and one that I am particularly proud of. Many people know that we have been supplying electricity to businesses in Northern Ireland for sixteen years and have worked in partnership with our customers to deliver strong energy products and services while improving energy efficiencies and competitiveness.
“Now it is wonderful to have the opportunity to bring a similar service to the residential market. Our entry into the competitive residential markets is delivering an investment of £5 million and 40 new jobs, something which we know is very welcome in Northern Ireland.
“Today the groundwork comes to fruition as we officially open our new home in Belfast bringing our residential and business teams together under one roof from which we will fulfil our ambition to provide competitive products and simple ways to make life better for businesses and homes alike.”
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell said: “I welcome Electric Ireland’s decision to enter the supply market on a full scale basis. Increased choice and competition at supply level is good news for consumers and the company’s investment of some £5million is also good news for the economy. Not only is it delivering 40 new jobs, it is a positive endorsement of Northern Ireland as a place to do business.
The offices at 1 Cromac Quay were secured on behalf of Electric Ireland by CBRE.