Pictured with Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster is Mike McCarley President of the Golf Channel.
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has announced BRS Golf Limited, an international golf technology solutions provider, is expanding in Belfast with the creation of 28 new jobs.
This investment follows the acquisition of BRS Golf by GolfNow LLC, an affiliate of the Florida-based multimedia, golf entertainment and services company Golf Channel, which is owned by NBCUniversal.
BRS Golf provides cloud-based tee time distribution management and online booking systems to golf club operators.
The Minister made the announcement as she officially opened the company’s new 315 square metre offices in Belfast’s Centrepoint building. Arlene Foster said: “BRS Golf’s decision to expand its workforce and invest in new premises here in Belfast is testament to Northern Ireland’s standing as an excellent location in which to do business.
“Invest NI has worked with GolfNow and its US parent NBCUniversal for more than a year to encourage BRS Golf to locate its expansion here. This investment will help the company to expand its international footprint through its commitment to aiding golf clubs around the world, to operate their businesses more effectively.
“The 28 new jobs created, over the next three years, will generate annual salaries of almost £800,000 and offer a broad range of opportunities in IT, customer support, sales, training and finance. This will appeal to both those entering the world of work for the first time and those with more industry experience wishing to avail of career development opportunities.”
Mike McCarley, president of Golf Channel, said: “NBCUniversal is a global business, and in addition to Golf Channel/GolfNow’s headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Belfast will provide BRS Golf with a great opportunity to continue to grow and further develop our best-in-class technology for golf clubs around the world due to the region’s cost-competitive infrastructure and pro-business environment.
“Invest NI’s support has played a valuable role in the growth of BRS Golf and GolfNow to date. This expansion, backed by the full support of our NBCUniversal resources will not only enable us to continue to provide industry-leading support to golf club operators, it also will make it easier for more golfers to go play.”