Calyx to invest €2m in consulting division


28 May 2004

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Irish voice and data firm Calyx Group said this morning that it plans to invest €2m over the next two years in the creation of a new consulting division.

Calyx said that the decision to create a consulting division was formed on the basis of existing customer requirements and added that the division will offer ICT services ranging from decision support consultancy and project delivery to lifecycle-managed services.

The new division will be headed by Aidan Daly as managing director of Calyx Consulting. The company said that three more senior appointments have also been made and that more jobs are forecast.

The new consulting division has already secured four new contracts, including Metrowerks and the Yell Group in the UK as well as Ireland’s Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources as well as the Investor Compensation Company Ltd.

According to Maurice Healy, CEO of the Calyx Group, there was a gap in the independent ICT consultancy market. “On one hand you had truly independent one or two man consultancies with few resources. On the other were nominal consultancies aligned with distributors, developers or manufacturers.”

The new managing director of the Consulting Group, Aidan Daly, commented: “We have launched into the market with significant momentum backed by the strength and security of the Calyx Group. We are servicing a demand from the customer base for specific expertise with a very experienced team of consultants.”

Until a buyout in 2002, Calyx was part of the ITG group of companies. With offices in Dublin and Cork the company has a combined staff of over 200 people and a turnover of €60m. The company made headlines last year when it acquired Moss Technology for €5m and HCS Solutions for €1m.

By John Kennedy