A Belfast butcher-turned IT expert is creating 50 new jobs.
Kieran Kelly, who left his family's meat business to forge a career in data security, founded technology outfit arc-net last year.
He's now growing the business by another 50 staff - with 25 of those based in Northern Ireland.
The Belfast-based firm provides a technology platform to protectively mark and trace meat products from farm to fork using the animal's DNA.
Arc-net is now set for significant growth after graduating from Entrepreneurial Spark, which has a 'hatchery' in Belfast, powered by Ulster Bank.
The firm recently secured contracts with several global businesses and has two offices in Belfast, one in Edinburgh and it also has a base in San Francisco in the US.
The 50 new jobs will be split evenly between the firm's offices in Belfast and Edinburgh.