Belfast Telegraph

Software developers find they're in demand

Commercial Feature

Despite escalating unemployment figures, the software industry continues to grow and web solutions company GCD Technologies is one successful example of this trend.

Based in Lisburn, GCD are seeking to expand their team of 17 full-time staff to work on a wide range of web and mobile projects.

Managing Director Andrew Gough said: “With a wide range of new projects planned, the biggest challenge facing our business right now is finding enough suitably skilled developers to support our growth”.

Technical Director Andrew Cuthbert continued: “We are seeing increasing demand for our services as businesses realise the importance of investing in technology to help them work smarter in this challenging economic environment.”

GCD has witnessed a growing demand for mobile and tablet based solutions due to a consumer demand to access all services on the move.

Businesses which adopt mobile technology will benefit greatly from this trend. GCD have invested heavily to become a leading provider in this field.

GCD was founded in 1999 by two friends Andrew Gough and Andrew Cuthbert while studying at Queens University and now it works with over 350 companies locally and internationally, building web solutions, developing software and mobile phone apps.

Andrew continued: “We create clever web, software and mobile solutions which help businesses work smarter. We strive to provide remarkable service for our customers, building long term partnerships to help grow their product or business.”

You may be unfamiliar with the name GCD Technologies, but you have probably used one their solutions. If you have considered buying or renting a house, bought a car, looked for a new career, booked a taxi, cooked a meal, donated to charity, sought legal advice, purchased farm supplies or even put tyres on your car, in all likelihood a GCD solution has played an integral part.

Client, Sam McIlveen, Digital Publisher, Independent News and Media (Northern Ireland) said: “GCD has consistently delivered market leading solutions for our property, jobs and motors business' in the digital arena. Andrew and his team genuinely provide added value through a combination of understanding our business, understanding consumer expectations and understanding how technology can be applied to create a fantastic user experience.”

GCD works with a wide variety of clients across many sectors and from start-ups like MyTourTalk and TaxiZapp to international brands such as Independent News and Media and Michelin Tyres.

Current client of GCD Sam concluded, “If you have a digital project and you are drawing up a short list of potential development partners I would recommend that you include Andrew and his team at GCD.”

GCD’s passion is evident explained one developer: “GCD aren't just another wee website company We specialise in building any type of system - Web shops, search platforms, CRMs, mobile apps, print publishing solutions, accountancy software, even frikkin' lasers” GCD are on the search for talented programmers and any clients who want to fine tune their digital services. Prospective employees should email: or visit today.

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