Having some positive Brexit news to report is a welcome change from the usual doom and gloom in the media.
It is great to see Irish-owned companies still dominating and investing even in the face of Brexit uncertainty.
SIS Pitches, which is owned by George Mullan, is a pitch manufacturing company and it just announced that it is investing €2m in a new turf production facility in Cumbria. The move will safeguard more than 50 jobs and create an additional 15 positions by 2022.
Despite the uncertainty facing businesses through Brexit, SIS Pitches has re-affirmed its commitment to manufacturing with this major investment.
The purchase of a new backing plant will allow SIS Pitches to extend its current site in Maryport, Cumbria, increase production volumes and grow its workforce.
The new SIS Pitches facility utilises the latest technology in thermal insulation, LED lighting, laser-fire detection and advanced cladding systems, while the new backing plant will be the most advanced turf backing system in the UK.
The increased volume of high-quality turf available is welcome news for its Irish operations.
The story was also welcome news for the media — including the Irish Times, the Irish News, UTV and BBC — which was happy to report on a positive Brexit tale.