Growing film industry spurs North of Ireland security firm to create jobs near London
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Growing film industry spurs North of Ireland security firm to create jobs near London

A NORTH of Ireland security firm which has risen in prominence due to the region’s growing film industry will fill 40 jobs at Pinewood Studios later this year.

Select Management and Security Ltd, which has worked on Game of Thrones – filmed widely across the North - provides security assistance to the film and TV industry.

Its recent work includes providing security on the set of popular BBC series Line of Duty, for which the Castle Ward area in Co. Down was used for filming.

The Belfast-based company - set up by Andrew McQuillan, son of the former PSNI acting deputy chief constable Alan McQuillan – is creating four jobs in Belfast and a further 40 at Pinewood Studios, in Buckinghamshire near London.

The new positions in Belfast will be for support staff and the England-based work will include senior management, security officers, and location assistants.

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Select has previously carried out contracts at notable events such as the Irish Open golf championship at Royal Portrush and the Lord Mayor's parade.

Andrew McQuillan, Select managing director, said: "The film and television industry in Northern Ireland has matured significantly and we are now competing on the international stage to bring the world's best productions here for filming.

"It is an absolute credit to the tireless work with Northern Ireland Screen that our company is able to expand in this way as the industry grows."

He added: "Our expertise is now sought after across the UK and Ireland, culminating in this new office and significant jobs growth.”