Belfast-based IT software and services company Equiniti ICS is creating 45 jobs as part of an expansion supported by Invest Northern Ireland’s Jobs Fund, Northern Ireland’s Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has announced.
Equiniti ICS’ expansion plan sees the company’s HR and payroll division target the public sector, including health and the financial services sector.
Equiniti ICS specialises in IT and payroll services and currently employs 270 staff in Belfast and 100 staff in India.
The company has grown over the last decade and is now aiming for a 30pc increase in revenues over the next two years.
“Our strategy for growth includes targeting larger payroll outsourcing deals in the private sector, and becoming the largest private-sector supplier of payroll services to the NHS,” said David Mawhinney, managing director of Equiniti ICS.
“We are also developing software for case and document management based on Microsoft technologies for financial services organisations and the public sector.
“To support this we needed more staff in our payroll division and the support from Invest NI has allowed us to put those staff in place quickly and to carry out extensive marketing activity to help us break into new markets.”
Foster explained that Invest Northern Ireland’s Jobs Fund was set up to help companies create jobs quickly.
“The target is to create 4,000 jobs through the Jobs Fund by 2014. Invest NI is also helping (Equiniti ICS) target new vertical markets, which is essential for continued growth,” Foster said.
“The ICT sector is an important driver for the economy and it is encouraging to see companies investing in growth even in these difficult times.”