15 positions in the pipeline at security firm Netwatch
Irish tech security company Netwatch is creating 15 jobs at its Newry premises after winning contracts with firms including Norbrook Laboratories. The Carlow-based business explained that the positions were part of an £18m investment to expand the business, with a total of 85 posts across the island.
The job creation will bring the firm's workforce to 250. It already employs 15 people in Newry.
The company uses video processing technology to monitor and protect clients' assets.
Paddy Finnegan, European sales director of Netwatch, said: "We are delighted to announce this expansion of our Newry base as a result of securing a number of high-profile contracts, from public utilities to blue chip organisations including Enva, Northern Ireland Electricity and Norbrook Laboratories since we launched here back in February."
Veterinary pharmaceutical firm Norbrook is one of Newry and Northern Ireland's biggest employers.
Mr Finnegan said the focus for next year was to increase its Northern Ireland business by 30%, and that it was now recruiting in areas including software and hardware engineering, marketing and sales.
The company has now joined forces with outsourcing firm Mount Charles to help its growth in Northern Ireland.
Its managing director Cathal Geoghegan said: "Businesses are increasingly looking for bundled service contracts. We already deliver catering, cleaning, retail and vending contracts to a vast range of public and private sector clients across Ireland.
"The one thing we have not been able to offer, until now, was a bespoke, state of the art security solution. Combining our experience allows us to create a truly innovative offering and increase our influence."