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Fieldmotion software allows employees who work away from the office to record data and send it safely back to base from their smartphone

Fieldmotion software allows employees who work away from the office to record data and send it safely back to base from their smartphone

Fieldmotion software allows employees who work away from the office to record data and send it safely back to base from their smartphone

A Newry software business is creating 14 new jobs as part of a £0.3m investment to support its growth in the US.

Fieldmotion has a growing network of UK and US-based partners licensing its workflow and field management software, which was developed using support from economic development agency Invest NI.

Mark Bleakney, Invest NI's southern regional manager, said: "Fieldmotion has experienced encouraging growth in its target markets and this is an important investment that will help to accelerate its progress in the US.

"The 14 new jobs being recruited will generate £333,000 annually in additional salaries to the Northern Ireland economy and create valuable employment opportunities in the Newry, Mourne and Down area.

"This entrepreneurial tech company has worked closely with Invest NI from its inception and benefited from a range of support including mentoring on the Propel programme and technical advice to secure IP protection. Investing in R&D, marketing development and job creation has given Fieldmotion a solid competitive position to target new business outside of Northern Ireland." The 14 new jobs include sales, digital marketing and technical support positions. Six of the roles are already in place. Invest NI has offered £99,500 towards the job creation.

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