Expleo NI’s staff base to double from 100 to 200 by 2023 and records 125% revenue growth between year-end 2017 and year-end 2020, powered by expansion in services and heightened involvement with public sector clients
Dublin, 23 April 2021 – Expleo, the technology partner for innovative organisations, today announces plans to create 100 new jobs by 2023 in its Belfast office. This follows a 125% increase in Expleo’s Northern Ireland revenue between year-end 2017 and year-end 2020. In this timeframe, the company’s NI staff base has increased from 70 to 100.
The period of revenue growth has been powered by an expansion in Expleo’s range of services, with tailored solutions delivering quality-driven innovation for public and private sector clients both local to and outside of Northern Ireland. The company’s portfolio of solutions extends to project management, business analysis, digital transformation, software quality assurance and development, including full stack and low-code services.
On the back of this growth, Expleo plans to add significant depth to its Belfast-based operation over the next several years, as the company underlines its status as the trusted independent, end-to-end software delivery partner across both public and private sectors. The company will also be recruiting for roles in AI, Robotics, Quality Engineering, Project Management and Business Agility.
In tandem with this commercial growth over the past number of years, the company has also been actively involved in supporting local NI charities. This year Expleo has partnered with Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI), which provides a year-round Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for the region, with an operational helicopter of carrying doctors and paramedics for twelve hours every day.
Rob McConnell, Director & Scott Armstrong, Director, Expleo Group.
Last year, Expleo played a leading role in the rollout of the StopCOVID NI contact tracing app, designed for interoperability with the COVID Tracker app deployed in the Republic of Ireland. Expleo carried out extensive quality testing on the app, the world’s first cross-border tracker device aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. Expleo’s expert quality assurance specialists dedicated more than 1,000 hours to testing the app in Northern Ireland.
The prioritisation of employee wellbeing has also been a hallmark of the company’s growth, having won the Best Place to Work in IT award at the 2019 Belfast Telegraph IT Awards – an accolade that was reaffirmed in 2020 by event organisers in lieu of an in-person conference due to the pandemic.
Rob McConnell, Director, Expleo Group said: “As the digital transformation agenda takes precedence at boardroom level, Expleo’s protracted phase of development in Northern Ireland looks set to accelerate. This period of growth has been powered by an energised, motivated and dedicated work force. Having earned our status as a Great Place to Work, Expleo takes a holistic approach to managing employee engagement and wellbeing, leaving no stone unturned to uphold a culture of creativity and care.
“With a rich pool of talent to draw from in Northern Ireland, we look forward to scaling our team and broadening our services portfolio to accommodate the evolving needs of local and international clients. As ever, the confluence of people and technological prowess will be the driving force behind our next chapter of success.
“As both public and private sector leaders seek to harness innovative solutions, they need like-minded partners that have the technical acumen and repertoire of tools and skills to facilitate fast-tracked digital transformation. At Expleo, we are proud to be this trusted delivery partner.”