Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA today announced that IT services company, CloudMigrator365 is establishing offices in Belfast, creating 17 new jobs by 2018.
Headquartered in Manchester, the business offers cloud migration services, consultancy services and its own innovative software products to a global customer base.
Invest Northern Ireland has offered the company £85,000 towards the new jobs.
Welcoming the investment, Minister Hamilton said: “CloudMigrator365 is a leader in its field. The availability and quality of our talent, competitive cost base and Invest Northern Ireland support has attracted this leading software company to Northern Ireland.
“These jobs will pay an average salary of £34,000 providing high quality well paid employment opportunities for our talented graduates as well as experienced professionals in the ICT sector.
"Northern Ireland is gaining a well deserved reputation as a region where tech businesses are thriving..."- Simon Hamilton MLA
“Northern Ireland is gaining a well deserved reputation as a region where tech businesses are thriving with flourishing clusters including cyber security, financial software and data analytics. The global market for cloud services is expected to grow exponentially over the next decade - this investment puts Belfast at the centre of CloudMigrator365’s development strategy.”
Antrim native, Darren Mawhinney Managing Director of CloudMigrator365 has returned to Northern Ireland to grow the business using local expertise. Mr Mawhinney said: “While CloudMigrator365 is established across worldwide markets, we see an opportunity to grow our partner sales channel, build on our capabilities to sell and deliver migration services and ensure our marketing messages reach as wide a global audience as possible.
"The talented workforce, cluster of software development businesses and cost competitive environment attracted us to Northern Ireland..."- Darren Mawhinney, CloudMigrator365
“Establishing our Belfast team is central to this strategy and our plans to recruit 17 tech sales, development and support roles over the next two years will give us the resources needed to achieve our objectives. The talented workforce, cluster of software development businesses and cost competitive environment attracted us to Northern Ireland and we are confident our workforce in Belfast will be a valuable asset to our company.
“Having benefited from the leadership and support of local IT giants Brendan Mooney and Brian Baird, I wish to emulate their success and support the growth of future IT leaders in Northern Ireland.”