Belfast Telegraph

IT support firm recruits new staff to power expansion

By John Mulgrew

A Co Antrim IT support firm is adding five new jobs to its workforce in a bid to expand business outside Northern Ireland.

Outsource Solutions is growing its staff numbers to boost trade in Great Britain and the Republic.

The firm - which was set up by Terry Moore in 2000 - provides IT and telecoms services for companies from its base in Antrim.

The new posts will include accounts, sales, IT support as well as project management.

Invest NI has put forward £90,000 towards the latest expansion.

Managing director of Outsource Solutions, Terry Moore, said the company had boosted its turnover significantly in the last few years.

"Over the last three years we have increased our turnover by more than 70% and we want to sustain that upward trend.

"We're now targeting new customers outside Northern Ireland and need additional staff to support that growth," he said.

"The support from Invest NI is essential to enabling us to recruit staff now so that we can quickly take advantage of market opportunities."

The firm also has offices in Cookstown and Dublin. George McKinney, Invest NI director of technology and services, said it was "an excellent example of a small company that has weathered the economic downturn by keeping a sharp focus on customer service and export opportunities.

"The company is now ready to drive new business in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Invest NI has been the company's business partner over many years, previously helping it to grow to its current staff complement."

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