New technology business launches in Belfast

Announcing the IWS office opening are (from left) Stephen Moore (senior business development manager), Norman McNellis (commercial director) and Mark McPhillips (managing director)

NEW-start IT solutions and document technology firm Innovative Workplace Solutions (IWS) has opened an innovation centre on Belfast’s Heron Road.

Owned by long-established Irish business National Business Machines (NBM), the company - the premier partner of Xerox products and services in the north - has growth firmly in its sights, with plans to invest £1.8 million into developing its network of customers over the next three years.

Eleven full time staff will be in post by the end of this year, and further recruitment is planned for 2023.

IWS is led by the previous managing director of Xerox Ireland Mark McPhillips, who said: “Our focus is on helping organisations work smarter, more efficiently and more effectively through the deployment of innovative IT services and workplace technology solutions.”

“We talk about creating ‘the workspace of tomorrow’ through innovative technology. We know businesses must create modern, efficient and secure workspaces for their people – in both their physical and virtual offices.”

He added: “Northern Ireland represents a fantastic growth opportunity for us. The entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and sheer level of business talent here makes it an ideal place for us to set up our headquarters.

“We look forward to embedding ourselves in the local community and building positive working relationships across a wide range of sectors.”