Newry Chosen for Netwatch Ireland’s New Hub

Feb 19, 2015

Image by Harrison Photography.

Pictured (left) is Mark Bleakney, Invest NI, with Niall Kelly and Wendy Hamilton, Netwatch.

Carlow-based surveillance company Netwatch Ireland Ltd is setting up a remote monitoring and disaster recovery hub in Newry, which will create 15 new jobs.

Netwatch is a global Risk Management Company specialising in providing business continuity, risk management and security services to clients across the globe. Netwatch System Ltd in Northern Ireland is the first operations hub to be established by the company outside of its global HQ and represents a significant investment by the company.

Invest Northern Ireland has offered £90,000 to support the new jobs.

Welcoming the investment Mark Bleakney, Invest NI’s Southern Regional Manager, said: “Netwatch Ireland is an award-winning, high-tech company built on research and development, and a strong customer focus. I’m delighted that it has chosen to establish its new hub in Newry, creating 15 jobs that will pay above the Northern Ireland private sector median.

“Netwatch System Ltd, like its parent company, will have a strong export focus and will deliver a service that is adapted to suit customer needs. I’m confident that it will contribute to the further growth and international standing of the Netwatch brand.”

The new monitoring and disaster recovery hub will deploy the most advanced protection technologies to protect individuals, assets and premises across the world.

Commenting on the investment, Wendy Hamilton Netwatch Ireland’s COO, said: “Netwatch is providing mission critical services to companies around the globe. They depend on Netwatch to ensure they are protected against major incidents, such as a terror attack and more importantly that they can continue to operate their businesses in the event of a major incident whether accidental or as a result of a deliberate act against the company. Establishing a second operations hub means that we can support an expanding client base across Europe, Middle East and Africa and that we can ensure continuous monitoring of their property.

“We are growing aggressively and will double the size of our business, hopefully growing to 50 people in Newry, over the next three years. We chose Newry because it is an ideal location for us, with a cost-competitive business environment and excellent support from Invest NI. The Newry monitoring and disaster recovery hub will initially target the motor dealer industry in the US as well as high net worth individuals in Africa, both key markets for our services.”

Netwatch System Ltd will be located in Carnbane Business Park.

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