IT firm to create 88 new jobs in Co Antrim

23 Mar 2010

Eighty-eight new jobs are set to be created in Co Antrim by IT company Northgate Managed Services as it invests £19.4m in its operations there.

The investment, which is supported by Invest Northern Ireland, will also safeguard 240 additional jobs at the company.

Northgate is hoping the investment will help it to secure £62m of new business in external sales over the next three years.

The company will also centralise a number of back-office functions, make a number of efficiency improvements and engage in a major training and development programme.

Northgate Managed Services provides infrastructure and specialist ICT managed services to public and private sector organisations throughout the UK and Ireland from its head office in Newtownabbey.

“By 2011, over 530 people will be employed by Northgate in Northern Ireland, that’s almost half of its total UK workforce. This is a strong endorsement of the local skills base which will be further enhanced as the training element of the project is implemented,” said NI Investment Minister Arlene Foster.

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