Belfast Telegraph

Kainos creates more jobs

IT firm nets 40 new clients and 12 fresh contracts in year

By Clare Weir

IT firm Kainos promised more job creation after winning 40 new clients and 12 new contracts in a successful year's trading.

Total recent orders exceed £15m in value and revenues generated by the business in Ireland alone rose by more than 30%.

The company is pursuing an ambitious three-year growth plan, aiming to double its annual revenues and further extend its market reach in the UK, mainland Europe and the USA.

Having hired 140 people last year, Kainos aims to create a further 110 positions this year.

Earlier this year, it announced plans to create more than 60 new software engineering and consultancy jobs across its offices in Dublin, Belfast and Londonderry.

The company has clients across the financial services, healthcare and the public sector and has seen unprecedented levels of growth in the healthcare market, clinching a string of major UK NHS deals.

In the financial services sector, Kainos' long-standing clients include Bank of Ireland, AIB, Aviva and New Ireland Assurance.

Public sector business also includes a large engagement for The National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Brendan Mooney, chief executive at Kainos, said: "From cash-strapped hospitals and local government departments to large financial institutions, clients are becoming choosier about who they trust and how they spend their money, which brings them to our door," he said.

"With 25 years' experience of complex integration projects and meeting real business needs, Kainos is able to harness the latest technology to give customers what they really need.

"That typically means helping them to work smarter, faster - whichever technology best helps them achieve that."