Derry IT firm creates 14 new jobs

Published Tuesday, 03 December 2013
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Londonderry-based IT firm, HostSure Northern Ireland has recently expanded its workforce - creating 14 new jobs.

Derry IT firm creates 14 new jobs
Robbie O’Brien, Director of HostSure NI, with Invest NI’s Ian Murphy. (© Michael Cooper)

HostSure provides cloud infrastructure services to corporate customers across Great Britain, Europe and the USA.

The computer software company increased its workforce in recent months to accommodate an increase in business activity as a result of securing a new contract.

The new jobs, which have all been filled, include a new software tester, help desk operators and programmers.

Invest NI has offered HostSure Northern Ireland £98,000 through its Jobs Fund to support the expansion.

Ian Murphy, Invest NI's Director of Growth and Scaling, said: "HostSure Northern Ireland is a young and ambitious company and its decision to expand in Derry is an important win for the area. The 14 new jobs will generate more than £270,000 annually in additional salaries, benefiting the local economy and North West region.

"To have all of these jobs in place within a four month timeframe reflects the effectiveness of Invest NI's Jobs Fund, which was designed to help businesses create jobs quickly."

Robbie O'Brien, Director of HostSure NI, said: "We identified a contract opportunity involving 24/7 helpdesk support and software development but needed to get a team in place to capitalise on this new business.

"The availability of skills combined with support from Invest NI's Jobs Fund encouraged us to base this team in the North West. We are pleased with the progress so far and hope to be in a position to further expand our workforce in the near future."

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