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Decora Blinds opens window for fresh growth

 Pictured at Decora Blind Systems are Jonathan McCluggage, Financial Director, Decora Blind Sysatems and Stuart Carson, Sales and Marketing Director, Rainbow Communications.

Lisburn’s award-winning business innovator Decora Blind Systems has unveiled a major new investment in its business telecommunications infrastructure after getting better equipped for the future with the latest technology to power a fresh burst of growth.


Rainbow Communications, Northern Ireland’s largest independent business telecoms supplier, completed the project on behalf of their long-term customer, Decora Blind Systems, by installing multiple new connections, switching from O2 mobile to EE, replacing outdated equipment.


A forward-thinking, growing local business 1979, Decora has a workforce of over 800 across sites in Lisburn and Birmingham, England.


Following a proactive six-year period of exponential growth and investment, Decora continues to support jobs and innovation across its divisions as it maintains its position as one of Northern Ireland’s Top 100 Companies.


Decora Blind Systems’ Financial Director, Jonathan McCluggage, said:


“Decora is dedicated to ensuring that all our operations are functioning to the highest possible standard and ability. With two key sites in Northern Ireland and England, connectivity is important.


“The introduction of this new telecommunications infrastructure from Rainbow will allow us to more effectively manage all our current activity while better managing plans and capacity for our future expansion.


“Communicating well with customers and clients is the bedrock of our business and the enhanced connectivity and confidence in our systems which we now enjoy provides great benefits going forward.”


A similar local Northern Ireland success story, Rainbow Communications is the region’s largest independent telecommunications provider.


Rainbow Communications currently works with over 10,000 business customers and partners and counts more than 45% of Northern Ireland’s Top 200 companies as key clients. 


Stuart Carson, Sales and Marketing Director, Rainbow, said;


“Our client portfolio relies on the industry-leading technology and service provision that Rainbow has become renowned and respected for and we are proud to be working with Decora Blind Systems for 10 years in bringing its connectivity to customers and suppliers to the highest possible standard.”


Decora Blind Systems was founded in 1979 by Michael and Lynda Dickson who started selling external awnings to trade in Northern Ireland.


In 1981, it invested in machinery to make internal blinds and has developed that end of the business ever since.


The company was among 20 from Northern Ireland to recently be recognised among the UK's fastest growing and most dynamic firms.


Decora was listed in the London Stock Exchange's '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain' report alongside other high-profile businesses including CDE Global and Thompson Aero Seating.