The Government’s Succeed in Ireland initiative marks its first success with environmental contracting company Intergeo Services set to establish its EMEA headquarters in Carlow.
The Succeed in Ireland initiative was launched in March this year with the aim of creating 5,000 jobs within five years by targeting international companies and business people for Irish employment opportunities.
Today, IDA Ireland and ConnectIreland announced that this initiative has begun to make an impact, with news that Intergeo Services will establish its EMEA headquarters in Carlow, creating 30 jobs over three years.
The environmental contracting company, which provides unique design and build services in the bio-engineering sector, will start recruiting civil engineers, environmental engineers, quantity surveyors, and finance and administrative support staff for its new HQ immediately.
“It is a really exciting time for our company as demand for our services continues to grow,” said Archie Filshill, president and CEO of Intergeo Services. “We are confident that Ireland offers us all of the necessary components to assist us to internationalise our business, such as access to markets, a skilled workforce and a pro-business environment.”
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, said: “Succeed in Ireland is a crucial part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, and will allow Ireland to attract jobs from companies that would not otherwise be reached by the State’s enterprise agencies. Today’s announcement of the first jobs to be created by the programme, by a small, innovative international company in a regional location, is evidence of the great potential of the initiative. I urge people to get involved in this great programme, and look forward to further announcements in the future.”