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Antrim software firm Decision Time to create 13 jobs in £600,000 expansion

Geoff and Sinead Higgins, co-founders of Antrim based software company, Decision Time. Picture by Stephen Davison.

ANTRIM-based software firm Decision Time has announced plans to create 13 new jobs in a £600,000 investment.

The company, which provides governance software for managing meetings, risks and objectives, lists major public bodies and institutions among its customers.

The expansion of the business will take its headcount from 17 at the beginning of this year to 30 by the end of 2021.

The new roles include software development, sales, customer service, HR and marketing.

Invest NI has offered £75,000 to support the creation of ten jobs.

Chief executive and founder Geoff Higgins said: “Corporate governance has moved right up the agenda for large organisations in recent years, and as boards and senior leadership teams have shifted to meeting remotely, an easy-to-use cloud hosted solution has been a priority for them.

We have been able to sustain good growth over a number of years and this year we are expecting this to be even stronger, based on our current market penetration and pipeline of enquiries.”

Co-founder Sinead Higgins added: “We are delighted to be in a position where we can create new jobs to support the growth that we experienced in 2020, and to enable us to expand further this year.

“Decision Time puts a huge emphasis on attracting and retaining the best people so that we can deliver exceptional products and customer service to our customers.

“We are therefore offering a really fantastic package to team members including a generous profit share scheme for all staff, significantly increased annual leave, a healthcare plan and industry leading flexible working practices.”

Invest NI’s John Hood said: “Decision Time has built an excellent reputation with its first in class software and has an impressive customer portfolio across the UK and RoI with over 250 customers using its software at present.

“The company has reached a pivotal point in its planning for future growth and has decided to follow a more ambitious path with the creation of 13 jobs at its Antrim base.

“These are well-paid jobs, which will ultimately help the company build its customer base and expand its sales outside of Northern Ireland and RoI.”

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