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DateThursday, October 09, 2014
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Chelsea Apps Factory to Hit Belfast

London Based App Company to Open Mobile App Development Hub in Belfast City Centre

 

141009 Invest NI Alastair Hamilton Chelsea Apps Factory Mike Anderson.jpgChelsea Apps Factory, one of the UK's fastest growing tech companies, has announced plans to open a new technology development centre in Belfast in early 2015 with the financial support of £264,000 from Invest Northern Ireland.

 

 

The company specialise in helping businesses like Ladbrokes, KPMG and Waitrose mobilise their workforce by harnessing the power of technology. It currently employs 70 people across its London and Edinburgh offices, and has an ambition to double in size over the next 18 months. It will open the hub initially building a 33-strong mobile software development team.

 

 

Mike Anderson, CEO and Founder of Chelsea Apps Factory, said: "We passionately believe that the UK has some of the world's finest technology talent, with the skills and capabilities required to serve British businesses. As an expanding business, we want to invest in communities that will help us deliver real quality to our customers. The availability of some of the UK's finest IT graduates, along with the support from Invest Northern Ireland, made Belfast the primary choice for our new base."


He added: "At Chelsea Apps Factory, we pride ourselves on nurturing and training talented people, helping them succeed in our growing business."

 

 

Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive of Invest Northern Ireland, said: "Chelsea Apps Factory's decision to locate its new tech hub in Belfast is indicative of the pulling power that Northern Ireland has for globally-focused IT companies. Belfast is Europe's top destination for software and technical support investment.

 

These new high-quality jobs will pay above the Northern Ireland private sector median and will generate almost £1m a year in salaries. As a specialist provider in this rapidly growing niche sector, Chelsea Apps Factory also brings with it a range of skills and experience that will benefit the local IT sector."

 

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