Belfast Telegraph

Tech firm in export drive secures vital Invest NI aid

By Clare Weir

A Londonderry technology business aims to increase exports and more than double its sales in a project that will provide four new jobs in the new year.

Cunamh ICT, a social enterprise in Pennyburn Industrial Estate, is being helped by Invest Northern Ireland to develop exports through a £63,000 expansion.

Financial support of £17,480 for the project was announced by Des Gartland, Invest NI's north-west regional office manager, during a visit to the small business where he met company managing director Peter MacCafferty.

Mr Gartland said: "Our support will enable this ambitious company to expand its capabilities and experience, particularly in key areas such as marketing, and to exploit new business opportunities in a niche in which it has established a firm foothold since its formation in 2007.

"The business plan objective of a four-fold increase in its sales to community and voluntary organisations in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland is certainly achievable through the contacts it has already developed in both these important markets in which such groups make an important contribution."

Mr MacCafferty said the technology has been developed to help community and voluntary bodies to move from their current dependence on paper-based monitoring systems.

Looking to the future, Mr MacCafferty said the firm is looking to expand its contacts with statutory and governmental bodies "which are increasingly requiring such organisations to move to electronic systems".