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Newry-headquartered IT firm to create 50 new jobs in west Belfast

HyperSync chief executive officer, Marcus Thompson and chief technical officer, Neil Marrin pictured with Majella Barkley from the Innovation Factory at the company's new Belfast offices
Gareth McKeown

A NEWRY-headquartered IT company is creating up to 50 jobs at its new west Belfast base after securing a strategic partnership with a US firm.

HyperSync is set to create the roles over the next two years at its office in the Innovation Factory on the Springfield Road.

The recruitment comes after the company agreed a working partnership with ICT systems integrator and managed service provider, Agio LLC.

HyperSync chief executive officer, Marcus Thompson said the expansion to Belfast was "fundamentally focused" on Agio.

"We have built a strong partnership as an ICT systems integrator and managed service provider and are bringing up to 50 people to the Innovation Factory to work on this new project, nearly doubling our current workforce in UK and Ireland," he said.

Mr Thompson also noted the growing technology sector in the north as a major factor for expansion, hailing the local talent as the world's best.

“I have worked in the US, the Caribbean and Europe and the talent here is the best in the world. Northern Ireland has a strong work ethic and an adaptable workforce. People from the US and Europe see Northern Ireland as the place to come for world class communications," Mr Thompson said.

Innovation director at the Innovation Factory, Majella Barkley said she is delighted to welcome another new tenant to west Belfast.

It comes just a week after Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP), part of the global Endemol Shine group announced it has taken a base at the business hub

“It is so exciting to see the work that HyperSync are doing, providing state-of-the-art services to some of the world's greatest conglomerates. It proves that the skillset in Northern Ireland can compete on a global scale," she added.

HyperSync supplies IT managed services and innovative solutions across the world, working with

leading blue-chip companies including BT, Caribbean telecom company Digicel, pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson and US information technology company Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

In addition to its Newry headquarters and Belfast based, the company has further offices in Puerto Rico, Jamaica Miami, Trinidad and Australia.

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