Belfast Telegraph

Ambitious Derry digital company creates 30 jobs as part of expansion

By Mark Edwards

A Londonderry digital agency is to create 30 posts under expansion plans.

The new jobs at Wurkhouse will include a range of designer, web developer and social media roles and will see the number of staff at the company increase to 49 over the next three years.

The new roles will be based at Wurkhouse's headquarters in Derry.

The average salaries will be around £26,000.

In 2015 Wurkhouse received £24,000 from Invest NI to help develop its design team.

Troy Armour, chief executive of Wurkhouse, said: "We are focused on becoming the leading digital agency in Northern Ireland through our export-driven growth strategy.

"The advice and support we have received from Invest NI is helping us to scale quickly and has been vital to our ongoing growth and development.

"We play an integral role in the success of many of our clients and we believe that this success comes from our experienced staff and in-depth knowledge of the digital sector.

"We are confident that the north west region has the skills base we need to enhance our team, which will help us to achieve our ambitious plans for growth over the next three years and beyond.

"These jobs are for what we call 'creative intelligents'.

"We seek two core attributes when hiring, intelligence and passion.

"We are looking for people with intelligence, who have a passion for what they do.

This helps us deliver smart solutions for our clients and their passion is carried over into the delivery."

Invest NI chief executive Alastair Hamilton said: "Wurkhouse is a young and innovative business with high growth potential.

"The 30 jobs being created will contribute more than £780,000 in additional annual salaries to the economy and offer excellent employment opportunities in the local area. The creative industries sector has been identified in Derry City and Strabane District Council's strategic growth plan as a priority sector for future economic growth and prosperity.

"Wurkhouse is a great example of a successful firm that is making a valuable contribution to that plan and providing local job opportunities for the talented workforce in the north west."

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