Northern Ireland’s Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has announced that software provider Quantus will establish a new support, operations and software development centre in Belfast to service its US and European markets, creating 55 high-quality jobs.
Quantus provides real-time event-enabling software and lightweight applications to the casino gaming, hospitality and entertainment sectors. Headquartered in Las Vegas, the company has opened sales offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco to strengthen its service to US customers, while the Belfast office will support its overall growth strategy.
Foster is currently in the US with Invest Northern Ireland chief executive Alastair Hamilton to meet with existing and potential investors and build trade links. “I met with senior management from Quantus in San Francisco yesterday to finalise negotiations with Invest NI and ensure that this project was secured for Northern Ireland,” she said.
“In discussing business plans with the company, I was greatly impressed with how rapidly this young, dynamic firm has grown since it was established in late 2011 and with its proposed plans for future growth. Generating over stg£1.75m annually in salaries, the jobs being promoted will pay well above the NI private-sector median, in line with Programme for Government objectives.”
Invest NI has committed stg£412,500 of support to the establishment of Quantus’ development headquarters in Belfast.
“In deciding on a new location for our centre, Belfast was the clear winner in terms of skills, accessibility to target markets and connectivity,” said Quantus co-founder and co-CEO James Romeo. “We could, however, have found these factors at other global sites so it was really the offer of support from Invest NI that helped us to make the final decision.”