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MIVAN ANNOUNCES RECORD ORDER INTAKE OF £100M

Mivan has announced a record order intake in excess of £100m following an increase in demand for our services, particularly in the 5* hotel and premium residential sectors in London.,Turnover for 2023 is now set to be over £70m. The business is also on target with our strategic growth plan to increase turnover to £100m by 2025. ,100 new jobs have recently been announced to support Mivan’s continued expansion and the next phase of a multi-million-pound capital investment programme is also underway. ,John Cunningham, Chief Executive of Mivan, said, “This strong performance is down to our clear strategy and a really exceptional team across the business and at every level. This has resulted in a high level of repeat business from the UK’s leading developers, contractors, cruise lines, and superyacht companies. We have a healthy balance sheet, have diversified into a wide range of sectors and have developed an international reputation for our specialist fitout services.”,“It is great to see so many world-class developments being fitted out with bespoke joinery manufactured here in Northern Ireland. Our success is a credit to everyone in the business. As a result, we remain on target with our ambitious growth strategy and will continue to invest in our people and our facilities to the benefit of our customers and stakeholders.” ,The record order intake includes:,A high specification fitout project worth in excess of £17m for Multiplex for One Nine Elms – a brand new 5* hotel in London, due for completion by the end of 2023. ,Fitout projects worth more than £8m for Prime Development and Sir Robert McAlpine for the Peninsula Hotel on Grosvenor Place in London for bespoke joinery for front-of-house areas.,A multi-million-pound contract for a 5* hotel in Mayfair,Multiple contracts at Chelsea Barracks – the exclusive private residences in London – the latest of which is due for completion by the end of 2023 ,A multi-million-pound contract to refurbish and fitout Pearl Assurance House in the centre of Belfast. Scheduled for completion this summer, Mivan will be responsible for the restoration of the historic façade, the creation of ground floor retail units, open-plan offices, roof terrace and a rear extension, as well as internal finishes and specialist joinery.,The marine sector also remains buoyant. New projects include a £2.5m interior fitout of a 34-metre superyacht at Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth.,Mivan has recently completed its latest contract on The World – the largest, private residential ship on the planet – to fitout its luxury apartments and public areas. Over the past 12 years, it has delivered around £20m of contracts on this one-of-a-kind vessel.,Mivan’s commitment to investing in state-of-the-art technology for bespoke joinery manufacture at its 110,000sqft factory in Antrim continues. Its latest investment totals around £1m and includes the addition of new on line dryer for its automatic spraying equipment and a 6m five axis CNC machine, which will be installed by Spring 2023 to further improve capacity and efficiency.,We have also invested heavily in digital construction technology and 3D modelling to enhance client engagement and collaboration in the design process, streamline manufacturing, and facilitate site installation.,Established in 1975, Mivan specialises in the creation of luxury interior spaces – from historically significant buildings to high specification residential, 5* hotels and cruise ships, as well as museums, stadia, and offices. It employs nearly 200 people and offers a range of services to developers, major contractors and in the marine sector – in-house design development, bespoke joinery manufacture, project management and installation. ,For details of new vacancies at Mivan, see – www.mivan.com/careers.

MIVAN RAISES £12,000 FOR CANCER FUND FOR CHILDREN

Mivan’s charity partnership with Cancer Fund for Children during 2022, has led to £12,000 being raised to help children and young people ensure they never have to face cancer alone.,Mivan people took part in a wide range of fundraising activities and challenges including a bake off, a spinathon, Belfast marathon, a mountain hike, a sky dive and a bog run over the past year to raise vital funds for the leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.,There are too many events to mention in one article, but we’ve picked out a few of the highlights below!,May saw the Mivan relay teams take to the streets of Belfast to run the marathon – all successful completed their legs and raised over £500. ,In September, Mivan CEO, John Cunningham, grew his wings and took to the skies to complete a sky dive from 10,000 feet – thanks to all suppliers, donors and supporters who helped this great feat raise over £5,000. ,October’s cold weather was perfect for a bog run in Castlewellan Forest Park. All Mivan team members fully embraced the bog, and some ended up much dirtier than anyone else – another great event which raised over £1,500. ,A wonderful year of fundraising activities was completed around Christmas time when a number of activities including guess the elf’s name, a Christmas Jumper day and candy cane gifts for colleagues helped the total reach £12,000. ,Shorlagh McConville, Business Development Manager and Chairperson of the Health, Wellbeing and Social Committee, commented, “I’m very proud of the Mivan team for raising £12,000 on behalf of our 2022 charity partner, Cancer Fund for Children.”,“We had so much fun fundraising, volunteering, and offering our joinery services throughout the year to our charity. It was a very special moment for us when our 1st year apprentices used their craft to build a shed for our charity's Daisy Lodge. A great example of using your talents for the betterment of others.” “Thank you to all who donated and supported us throughout the year. We would like to thank the Cancer Fund for Children Team for all your help and for the amazing work you do in our community.”,Phil Alexander, CEO, Cancer Fund for Children, commented:,“I just want to say a huge thank you to Mivan for their incredible support throughout 2022, from the moment we launched the partnership we knew Mivan’s people had a real commitment to raising vital funds and awareness for Cancer Fund for Children. Not to mention all the volunteering completed at Daisy Lodge, thanks so much.”

EARN AS YOU LEARN WITH AN APPRENTICESHIP WITH MIVAN

Applications for the Apprenticeship Programme open on 1st February and close on 31st March 2023 and an Apprentice Open Day will be held on 22nd March 2023. ,Antrim based Mivan, an internationally renowned leader in specialist joinery and interior fit-out, is currently on the lookout for the next intake of Apprentice Joiners to join their team of highly skilled craftspeople.,Established in 1975, Mivan specialises in the creation of luxury interior spaces – from historically significant buildings to high specification residential, 5* hotels and cruise ships, as well as museums, stadia, and offices. It employs nearly 200 people and offers a range of services to developers, major contractors and in the marine sector – in-house design development, bespoke joinery manufacture, project management and installation.,Mivan’s Apprentice programme, in conjunction with the local College Network, currently offers Specialist Joinery and Furniture Production / Bench Joinery apprenticeships which lead to a Level 3 NVQ Diploma. The four-year apprentice course starts with a year in our dedicated Apprentice Workshop, learning the foundation for a successful career with our Apprentice Mentor. After which you will be working on prestigious projects from across the world. ,As well as earning a salary while learning, our apprentices are rewarded with career progression and continuous career development. Mivan is proud that many current supervisory, manufacturing, operational and design colleagues started their career as apprentices. So, if you are looking for an apprenticeship that offers mentoring and development, a competitive salary and benefits package as well as the opportunity for career progression then choose Mivan. ,Amy Robinson, Year 1 Apprentice, said “I really wanted to work in a hands-on role and loved wood working at school, so joinery seemed a natural fit for me. Since I have joined Mivan I have learnt so much from Charlie, the Apprentice Mentor. Having a mentor that provides dedicated support to me has been so beneficial and I really see the improvement in my work.”,Karen Anderson, Head of HR, added “A Mivan Apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity for someone to start their career with us and earn while they learn. Our apprentices have a dedicated in-house training facility, learn from our expert craftspeople and work on prestigious projects. This programme leads to a long-term career with Mivan and our apprentices have the opportunity to continue to progress, learn and develop even after their apprenticeship finishes.”,For more information, please visit www.mivan.com, email recruitment@mivan.com or follow Mivan.

MIVAN ANNOUNCES 100 NEW JOBS AND ITS FIRST RECRUITMENT OPEN DAY

One of the UK’s leading luxury interior fitout specialists, Antrim-based Mivan, has announced the creation of 100 new jobs following an influx of new orders.,Its first Recruitment Open Day will take place on Saturday 28th January from 10am to 3pm at Mivan’s headquarters in Antrim. This will give people the opportunity to find out about the business, to meet its team and register their interest in new manufacturing and joinery roles.,The open day will include a short tour of the factory and prospective candidates will have the opportunity for an interview on the day if a possible career with Mivan is of interest.,According to Mivan Chief Executive, John Cunningham, “The first phase of our recruitment process was completed towards the end of last year and we are now recruiting for a further 50 new positions. We have our strongest ever order pipeline in place for this year and into 2024 following an increase in demand for our high specification joinery and fitout services, particularly in the luxury hotel and high-end residential sectors.”,“This is our first Recruitment Open Day and it will give people the chance to find out about us, the fantastic work we do in Antrim, and to see if working at Mivan is something they would like to pursue. We are offering an attractive package of benefits and there are great opportunities for training and career progression.”,Mivan is looking to expand its production team with joiners, wood machining CNC operators, workshop and despatch operatives, and spray-painters for its state-of-the-art painting department. There are also new positions for a forklift driver and quality manager. ,Stephen Field, Factory Manager at Mivan, said, “We are passionate about building a diverse and inclusive workforce and are seeking people of all ages, backgrounds, and from all areas of the community. We will be providing long-term career opportunities for local people who share our commitment to quality and excellence and who are keen to learn, develop and contribute to some really incredible, world-class construction and marine projects.”,Mivan employs 172 staff in its construction and marine divisions. Its specialist joinery and interior fitout projects include some of the most opulent and high specification residential and hospitality developments in the UK. Among its high-profile projects are:,One Hyde Park, London – a collection of luxury homes in Knightsbridge ,Twenty Grosvenor Square, London – luxurious Four Seasons residences in Mayfair,The World – the largest private residential ship on the planet. Our latest contract was to fit out 31 apartments and public areas,The Bulgari Hotel and Residences.,,To register interest in attending the Recruitment Open Day, contact recruitment@mivan.com or read more about the new vacancies here – www.mivan.com/careers.