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Anaeko to invest £1.5m and bring 15 new jobs to Belfast and Enniskillen

Anaeko chairman Denis Murphy
Gary McDonald Business Editor

SOFTWARE company Anaeko is investing £1.5 million and creating 15 jobs across its Belfast and Enniskillen offices to help it grow in international markets.

The posts in software development, testing and sales will offer average salaries of more than £45,000.

Anaeko, founded in 2004 by a team that pioneered innovations in mobile messaging, mobile internet and the Internet of Things, provides specialist cloud integration services to global technology companies, with a focus on data optimisation and analytics.

It delivers projects across a range of sectors such as health and life sciences, government, media, finance and telecoms.

Chairman and chief executive Denis Murphy said: “Over the last number of years we've steadily grown our business by focusing on the fastest growing cloud technologies, and in 2017 opened a second office in Enniskillen to help us achieve our growth plans.

“We’re now looking to increase our sales in the UK public sector, particularly in central government and healthcare and with US based technology companies.

“To capitalise on these significant opportunities, we are moving quickly to recruit a highly skilled and experienced workforce who will work across both of our Northern Ireland offices.

“We’re also carrying out business development activities in the US and Canada with assistance from the Department for International Trade and Invest NI’s in-market teams and we have a number of opportunities in the pipeline.”

He added: “Our new team will help us to deliver on these and secure new contracts by developing our services further for international markets and sectors.”

Invest NI has offered Anaeko £97,500 of support towards the creation of the 15 jobs and market development activities.

It follows previous support in 2016 for the creation of an initial 15 jobs, consultancy services, and in-market support that led to the company winning a multi-million pound contract with a major US cloud provider.

George McKinney, director of technology & services at Invest NI, said: “Anaeko has ambitious growth plans and we have worked closely with the business for a number of years to help support these ambitions, particularly in exploring export markets.

“This has helped the business achieve success through increasing its team and securing international contracts that have enabled it to strengthen its presence in our local technology sector and take advantage of rapidly growing areas, such as hybrid cloud integration.”

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