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Dundalk tech firm creating 15 new jobs at Belfast software base

By John Mulgrew

Published 15/03/2016

Pictured with the Minister Jonathan Bell are John Barron, Sales and Marketing Director, Eamonn Murray, Programme Manager and Ivan Mc Shane, Engineering Director of Vennetics
Pictured with the Minister Jonathan Bell are John Barron, Sales and Marketing Director, Eamonn Murray, Programme Manager and Ivan Mc Shane, Engineering Director of Vennetics

A tech firm which specialises in online video is creating 15 well-paid jobs with a new software base in Belfast.

Dundalk-based firm Vennetics is a specialist provider of apps and video on demand services for the mobile and media industries.

It's setting up its new Belfast base at Arthur House in the city centre.

The new jobs will boast salaries of around £50,000.

Vennetics chief executive John Hamill said: “Our new Belfast office fits with our strategic aim of widening our customer base and introducing new products to help service the needs of our customers.

“We were really impressed with the skills base in Northern Ireland and have managed to recruit some of the new roles quite quickly.”

“This expansion into Northern Ireland has already opened new opportunities for us and is providing an impressive platform for longer term growth in the UK and Europe.”

Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell said Vennetics is a “rapidly expanding company and its decision to establish a new software engineering centre” in Northern Ireland is “welcome news”.

“Offering average salaries of £50,000, the jobs created as a result of this project will generate over £1.2million in salaries over the next two years.

“'Video on demand' services are being embraced by people all over the world and Vennetics already boasts partnerships with the leading and most popular Video on Demand providers such as Netflix, iTunes, Google, Amazon, YouTube and the BBC.

“The company has an established competitive position in its target markets and its Belfast office will be a valuable addition to the growing cluster of software development investors choosing to locate in Northern Ireland.”

Invest NI has offered Vennetics support of £97,500 towards the new jobs.

A dozen of the 15 new roles are already in place.

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