A man and a woman who work at Avcom standing in front of an orange painted wall.
Olivia Breene, head of business development and marketing, and Paul Murphy, MD. Image: Avcom

Irish events agency to hire 30 as it expands tech and design services

24 Nov 2022

Avcom is focusing on tech and recently established a new design department that includes animators and motion graphics specialists.

Dublin-based event production agency Avcom is growing its team as part of a €3m expansion plan. The company is hoping its jobs and investment strategy will more than double its revenues by the end of 2024.

Avcom is hiring 30 people over the next two years, with roles available in tech, design, production, sales, administration and logistics.

It currently employs 44 people and brings in more than €5m in revenue annually. The business hopes to increase this to €12m.

Initially established as an audio-visual production agency in 1980, Avcom has evolved with a greater focus on tech and design. Tapping into the latest technologies, it now does technical production, set design, video and content creation and audio-visual services.

It recently established a new design department that includes animators and motion graphics specialists. The company expects this will enable it to increase creative revenue streams, while also appealing to clients looking for a full service from one provider.

The enhancement of its services has enabled Avcom to win large public tender projects, as well as multinational contracts across Europe, the UK and US. It has also gained new domestic clients and has been able to increase its services to existing clients.

These clients include Fáilte Ireland, Croke Park Meetings and Events, PepsiCo, PwC and Opel.

Paul Murphy, managing director at Avcom, said that the aftermath of Covid-19 had necessitated a change in the events industry.

“Events and people have changed. The aftermath of Covid has put a greater focus on work-life balance and event organisers need to ensure that they are giving people something special in exchange for their time; a truly immersive experience that will stay with the attendee long after the event has finished.”

He said that this is an “exciting time for the future of Avcom as well as the events industry”.

“Our focus on, and knowledge of, design and technology is helping us to win major contracts in Ireland and across the globe. Now, we will expand our team to support and drive further success and build on our reputation as a game-changer in the events industry.”

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Blathnaid O’Dea
By Blathnaid O’Dea

Blathnaid O’Dea joined Silicon Republic in 2021 as Careers reporter, coming from a background in the Humanities. She likes people, pranking, pictures of puffins – and apparently alliteration.

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