Business to open new development and support hub in Belfast founders Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger
Gary McDonald Business Editor

CORK-headquartered software specialist officially opens a new development and support hub in Belfast this week, where it anticipates hiring 85 staff over the next two years.

The software as a service (SaaS) provider was established in 2007 by developers Peter Coppinger and Daniel Mackey, and develops online business applications to help make organisations more efficient.

It currently has more than 22,000 paying customers across 183 countries, employing 200 people, and has a remote workforce in 15 countries. Its clients include Disney, Spotify, and Netflix.

Teamwork plans to hire 55 developers and 30 technical support staff in the north to develop a new product, and around a third of the posts are already in place.

Chief executive Peter Coppinger said the new Belfast facility is an “important milestone”.

He added: “For a high-growth technology company such as ours, we have to prepare for the future and possible opportunities, especially with all the uncertainty around Brexit.

“Being in Northern Ireland will ensure we can tap into the great talent pool on offer and access the UK market in the future.

“This will be our largest location outside of Cork and we’re excited to build momentum in our Belfast office.”, which also has facilities in Limerick, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Buenos Aires, is to benefit from £680,000 in financial support from Invest NI to support the creation of the jobs.

The company's decision to open in Belfast is seen as another welcome addition to the north’s growing software development sector, with around 30 companies have established a foothold in the region in the past five years.

Last year the company's founders were crowned EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Dublin in front of more than 1,500 business leaders from all over Ireland.

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