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Fibrus names three new directors as recruitment drive continues

L-R: Fibrus chief executive, Dominic Kearns with new recruits: Amie McNiece, Mark Woolner and Colin Huthinson.

INDIGENOUS full fibre broadband company Fibrus has grown to almost 300 staff less than 18 months after being awarded a £165 million government contract.

Project Stratum will eventually see around 85,000 premises in Northern Ireland connected to fast broadband. But the telecoms start-up has plans to connect 330,000 homes in total as part of a £500m investment.

Fibrus, which secured an additional £220m in private sector finance last month, said it has now connected more than 120,000 premises in the north as it seeks to hit 250,000 by the end of 2022.

Its chief executive Dominic Kearns said the growth has necessitated an aggressive recruitment drive.

As part of that drive, Fibrus has announced three new directors. Colin Hutchinson has been appointed as chief finance officer, while Amie McNeice joins from Almac as marketing director. Mark Woolner has also been named as a new sales director.

“We now employ almost 300 people directly, contributing almost £15m in salaries to the local economy,” said Dominic Kearns.

“An infrastructure project of that scale requires a professional and dedicated leadership team and that's what we are building at Fibrus.

“Investing in our people and the workplace culture we have at Fibrus has been central to our growth and our success. I am delighted to welcome Amie, Colin and Mark, and look forward to their contributions in continuing the Fibrus success story.”

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