Globally renowned as a low risk, cost competitive location, Northern Ireland offers a high quality, skilled workforce with proven experience in delivering services to UK, European and US clients.
The sector includes contact centres, IT services, facilities management, recruitment services and business to business services.
Northern Ireland capability and expertise is being utilised in areas including:
Northern Ireland is an attractive place for investment in the global business services sector thanks to a combination of factors including skills availability, excellent infrastructure, cost-effectiveness and a supportive business environment.
International investors successfully operating in the region include:
Alexander Mann Solutions provides workforce solutions including recruitment outsourcing to international businesses out of EMEA and the Americas. Opened in 2015, Belfast is the 6th global client service centre and employs over 240 people. Clients include Citi, Deloitte, Santander, Novartis, Rolls Royce, Amazon, Vodafone, Atos, GE, Credit Suisse and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Capita is a provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions. In Northern Ireland Capita employs approximately c.1,300 people in HR Services, Customer Contact Services, IT Services, Resourcing, Infrastructure Services, Software Services and Payroll Services.
Concentrix is a technology-enabled global business services company specializing in customer engagement and improving business performance. It has four sites across Belfast and Londonderry employing staff and supporting over 14 languages. Services delivered include: sales, marketing services, print and fulfilment, customer and technical support. Customers include Cisco, EE, Tigerspike, Channel 4 and Veritas.
Firstsource is a global leader in business process outsourcing (BPO), providing outsourced business services to leading global companies in the Banking, Financial Services & Insurance, Telecoms & Media and Healthcare sectors. It employs nearly 2,000 staff across Belfast and Londonderry. Customers include RBS, Ulster Bank and GiffGaff.
Pearson is the largest multinational education and publishing company and provides educational resources and exams across the globe. In May 2017, the company set up a financial services and information management centre in Belfast. Pearson currently employs c150 staff including accountants, financial analysts and robotics engineers.
Teleperformance provides customer acquisition, customer care, technical support, debt collection, social media, and other services around the world. It has three sites in Bangor, Newry and Enniskillen with c.2000 staff in Northern Ireland. Clients include Volvo, NHS Blood Transport and Asos.