Dublin fitness management firm Glofox sets up Belfast research and development centre

Invest NI's Derek Andrews with Glofox co-founder Conor O’Loughlin

DUBLIN fitness management company Glofox has announced a new research and development centre in Belfast, creating 12 jobs.

The firm, which already operates from Glandore's shared office building on Arthur Street, provides an all-in-one service for gyms and fitness businesses, offering payment processing and a member management system.

Invest NI has offered the Dublin-based company £96,000 in support for the new roles, which attract an average salary of £43,000.

The Belfast office will work on developing the platform develop new ways to use data science to improve the experience for businesses and gym members.

Conor O'Loughlin, Glofox's co-founder and chief executive, said the expansion into Belfast was a response to the fast-paced growth of the fitness industry.

“To respond to industry growth, we are rapidly scaling our product and engineering teams and our new centre will play a key role in contributing towards our company development.

“Belfast is a great fit for us in terms of the specific skills we require to build the success of our brand.

“Invest NI's support has allowed us to progress at pace to secure the talent we need and we look forward to expanding our Belfast team further in the future.”

Invest NI's head of international development, Derek Andrews, said the 12 new jobs would eventually generate £520,000 in annual salaries.

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