DUBLIN digital mapping firm Esri Ireland has opened its first office in the north as part of a £1.4 million expansion.
Esri has invested in new office space in Holywood, Co Down as well as completed a significiant upgrade of its Dublin headquarters. The investment has also increased staff numbers and enhanced the firm's technologies and platforms.
The company has undergone significant growth in the past year, adding 25 new staff, growing revenues by 13 per cent to £6.85m and taking on 38 new customers.
Esri now employs 75 people between its offices in Holywood and Dublin and is targeting further growth again in 2018, forecasting revenues to grow by more than 15 per cent to £7.9m.
Director and country manager for Esri Ireland, Paul Synott said:
“To drive continued growth we have transformed our offices in Dublin and leased new space in Holywood, Co Antrim to accommodate our growing team. We have also launched our innovative new GIS (Geographic Information Systems) managed services offering which gives our customers access to the knowledge and expertise of our specialist team."
Esri Ireland specialises in the application of geographic information systems, helping customers record where things happen and analyse why, with the aim of providing insight and helping them to make better decisions.
Esri Ireland is part of the Esri Global Network, a billion-dollar privately held software company with nearly 10,000 employees worldwide.