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Invest NI funding new software jobs

A Technology firm is set to create five new jobs as it invests over £175,000 in an “aggressive” sales drive.

Software developed by JSR Technology is already being used by caravan sites and bed and breakfasts in Northern Ireland.

Now the five-year-old company wants to sell the same products and other technology services in Britain and the Republic.

The company employs eight people in offices in Portrush, Co Derry, and in Belfast — and four of the five new jobs will be funded by Invest NI.

Jason Rosborough, JSR managing director, said: “Our research in Great Britain and the Republic has indicated that our existing software products are unique and give us a competitive edge in the niche markets that we’ve identified. What we now have to do is harness this market potential |as quickly as practicable and build a strong position

“We aim to achieve this through an aggressive sales drive and by ensuring that customers receive high |quality and very responsive services.”

Four of the five new jobs are being funded by Invest NI as part of a £31,000 |package.

Des Gartland, manager of Invest NI’s Derry office, welcomed the announcement, and described JSR as an “entrepreneurial” business.