Belfast Telegraph

Silicon Valley firm Vello Systems opens Belfast office in Cathedral Quarter

BY MARGARET CANNING

US software company Vello Systems has opened its new premises in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, where around 70 staff will work in research and development.

The Silicon Valley company, which develops software, computer and storage systems, announced it would be setting up in Belfast last year after selecting the city from a shortlist of European cities.

President and chief executive Karl May said the company had already taken on 35 staff and could one day even outgrow its loft-style office in Hill Street, which has the capacity for around 70 people.

Impressed by the quality of IT workers in Northern Ireland, he said the company had found no difficulty filling the positions.

"What we have noticed is the quality of people," he said. "We find we have built a very cohesive and diverse team.

"The skills here in our Belfast team mean they have really taken ownership of a very strategic and important part of our present strategy."

At yesterday's opening, Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said: "Vello joins a number of major international firms who report very positive experiences of working here."

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