Invest NI backs £1m Level Seven expansion

Belfast-based next generation e-solutions firm Level Seven Creative is set to double turnover with an increased export focus as part of a £1 million Invest Northern Ireland-backed expansion.

Level Seven develops high quality web solutions across a number of business sectors. The expansion will strengthen the management team and help implement a strategic export focused marketing and communications strategy.

The Deloitte Fast 50 listed company is planning to exploit export opportunities in digital content, next generation e-solutions and emerging technology delivered via broadband in the UK, Republic of Ireland and USA markets.

Ian Murphy, Invest NI’s Managing Director of Clients and Entrepreneurship, said: “Level Seven has gained considerable success locally through its highly skilled people combined with a commitment to quality service provision and innovation. With Invest NI support it can focus on growing business globally and ensure that Level Seven remains at the cutting edge of e-solutions development.”

Level Seven Managing Director Stuart McLean said the company’s success is due to its ability to change and evolve in the fast-moving e-solutions sector. He added: “We intend to develop next generation e-solutions in-house and to license these for use in UK, European and US markets. We will also seek to further develop corporate partnerships so that our e-solutions service can be accessed by a much wider customer base.

“Having steadily built our specialism in building and deploying next generation e-solutions we are now ready to achieve further growth. Invest NI’s support has been essential both in allowing us to gear up for this expansion and for helping us to target new export markets.”

The investment has already created 9 new high quality jobs, boosting employment to 26.