NI talent attracts U.S. retail software provider

May 29, 2018
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L-R Sue Welch, CEO of Bamboo Rose and Gary Hanley, Senior VP North Americas, Invest Northern Ireland

Boston-based Bamboo Rose, a leading software platform connecting the retail community, is to create up to 75 new roles in Belfast with a new development centre.

The company develops software solutions specifically for use in the retail industry, providing a B2B ecosystem that connects a worldwide community of buyers and sellers. Some of its key customers include Debenhams, Boots, Dunelm Ltd, and GAP.

The bulk of the roles in Belfast will focus on software development and engineering. By tapping into the vast talent pool here, we will be able to test and develop new products and enhancements to our existing platform.

- Sue Welch, CEO, Bamboo Rose

Welcoming the company to Northern Ireland, Gary Hanley, Senior VP North Americas, Invest Northern Ireland said: “Bamboo Rose has some of the biggest retail brands as its customers. It provides a digital B2B platform that helps retailers develop and deliver new products, with features such as a virtual showroom, order management and global sourcing tools.

“The development centre in Belfast will include roles in software development and professional services support. With above average salaries this investment by Bamboo Rose will deliver nearly £3m annually in wages to the Northern Ireland economy.”

Invest NI has offered the company £525,000 of support towards the new roles.

Sue Welch, CEO of Bamboo Rose said: “We have a growing number of customers in Asia and Europe, and a developing base in Africa and the Middle East. As we expand our global presence, the Belfast centre will support our customers across Europe and drive innovation across the company.

The development centre in Belfast will include roles in software development and professional services support. With above average salaries this investment by Bamboo Rose will deliver nearly £3m annually in wages to the Northern Ireland economy.

- Gary Hanley, Senior VP North Americas, Invest NI

“The bulk of the roles in Belfast will focus on software development and engineering. By tapping into the vast talent pool here, we will be able to test and develop new products and enhancements to our existing platform. This will help us drive forward our growth plans and create better software to connect the international retail community.”

Bamboo Rose is joining other U.S. companies attracted to Northern Ireland by the availability of highly skilled workers and a growing reputation as a world-leading technology hub.

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