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Software firm Obbi expanding after securing £300,000 Innovate UK funding

Gareth Macklin, founding director of Obbi Solutions, which has secured £300,000 funding from Innovate UK

BELFAST compliance software firm Obbi Solutions has secured £300,000 in funding from Innovate UK which will see new jobs created in both tech, sales and customer support in the coming months.

Established last year by Gareth Macklin, Obbi is a software platform for integrated compliance of people, processes and safety through HR, operations and health and safety teams.

It enables firms to revolutionise and connect paper or manual processes into an automated workflow to save time, money and mitigate risk.

Gareth said: “We're honoured at this funding from Innovate UK. This was a nationwide competition with almost 3,000 entries so to know that they believe in our solution just as much as we do and want to help us grow makes us immensely proud.

“This funding now enables us to accelerate our growth plans quicker than we ever imagined. Our software development team will now be expanding, along with our sales and customer support teams.

“With concrete plans of growth with our solution, alongside expanding our team, this is an exciting time for the Obbi team. We believe Northern Ireland has some of the finest talent out there, which is why we are exceptionally proud to be able to offer additional roles within Obbi, sooner than planned.”

Obbi Solutions (www.obbisolutions.com) is a multi-sector solution with key markets including manufacturing, engineering and waste, but has adapted and evolved recently into sport through golf clubs, all under the integrated compliance umbrella.

“The need for an integrated compliance, health and safety system in golf clubs particularly stood out as a gap in the market where we've already secured some of the top golf clubs across Northern Ireland as clients.

“We're delighted Innovate UK sees such value and impact in what we're doing. We're immensely grateful to everyone who's helped us along the journey so far and cannot wait to launch the next chapter of Obbi.”

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