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Co Down software firm creates 20 more jobs after enjoying most successful year

By Staff Reporter

Software firm Tascomi is to take on another 20 staff after securing contracts of over £1m this year.

The company, which is based in Hillsborough, Co Down, said 2016 had been its most successful year to date.

The firm specialises in cloud solutions for councils around Northern Ireland and Britain in areas such as the planning, environmental health and dog licensing.

It currently has 40 staff and is now the main provider of public protection and building control for 20 local authorities in Wales.

Managing director Richard Martin said: "It (2016) has been an excellent year for Tascomi with a raft of new jobs, contracts and products added to our business.

"As a business with aspirations to grow, we are always looking to the future." Mr Martin said the firm would be introducing a new planning platform to enable councils to operate more effectively.

"We are highly motivated to make a difference to public life in Northern Ireland through jobs, economic input and aiding our local councils," he said.

"I think our forthcoming planning product will really help to make a positive impact locally, nationally and internationally."

He has identified Canada as a possible growth market.

Tascomi recently featured at number 43 in the Deloitte Fast 50 of growing technology companies on the island of Ireland.

Earlier this year it secured £600,000 from the Growth Loan Fund to help create 10 jobs.

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