Rapid Growth Brings Expansion at Derry Company

Censys, the Londonderry-based telemarketing business, is investing more than £200,000 and creating around 10 new jobs with assistance from Invest Northern Ireland.

The expansion was announced by Kenneth McInnes, managing director of Censys, who formed the company in 2001 with fellow directors Declan O’Donnell and Kirsty Morrison, and welcomed by Kevin Helferty, manager of Invest NI’s North West Local Office which is assisting the investment.

Located at the University of Ulster Science and Research Park, at the Magee Campus, Censys currently employs 26 people in a range of outbound telemarketing, internet research and business lead-generation contracts for leading public and private sector organisations in Great Britain.

Said Mr McInnes: “This expansion is being made because our business has grown by 50% over the past year. It will give us the capability plus additional capacity that we need to service new and existing customers and to provide scope for further growth over the next two years. We’ve already started the recruitment campaign in the North West for additional, high-quality staff to support our growth.

“Our location close to the University of Ulster campus at Magee enables us to recruit the quality of staff, virtually all our employees are graduates, which is now one of our unique selling points.

“Our strategy is focused on adding value to a client’s operations by investing continuously in the quality of our people and in technology. As a direct result of this strategy, Censys has become the key supplier of outbound telemarketing services to leading organisations including Promise Finance, Concern Worldwide and T Mobile,” he adds.

Mr Helferty, commenting on the investment, said: “This is an entrepreneurial business developing innovative services which it is now marketing aggressively and increasingly successfully in markets outside Northern Ireland.

“Our support has been geared to assist the company to develop its added value services in its targeted markets and to help in accelerating the growth of the business,” he added.