01/07/2014

Alexander Mann Announces New Belfast Facility

One of the worlds leading providers of talent acquisition and management services, Alexander Mann Solutions, has announced that it is to establish a new global client service centre in Belfast.

The First and Deputy First Minister's announced that the London-based firm, with over 2,000 employs in more than 80 countries, will set up in Belfast with the creation of 250 new jobs.

"I am delighted to welcome another world-class company to Northern Ireland and to announce 250 new jobs in our important business services sector," the First Minister Peter Robinson said.

Adding: "Northern Ireland is achieving global recognition as a premiere location to invest and I welcome Alexander Mann Solutions decision to establish its business in Belfast. One of the key reasons for our continued success in attracting investors is that we have a population that is young, educated, highly skilled and ready to work.

"Northern Ireland continues to successfully meet the needs of large international companies like Alexander Mann Solutions and these new jobs will offer a broad range of employment and training opportunities."

Invest Northern Ireland is supporting the new jobs with a grant of £1,000,000 and further assistance of over £600,000 including support for training, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The Department for Employment and Learning has also offered £400,000 through its Assured Skills programme.

Rosaleen Blair, an Irish-born entrepreneur and founding CEO of Alexander Mann Solutions, commented: "There is no doubting why Northern Ireland is the leading UK region for inward investment outside of London. In particular, we were attracted to Belfast’s compelling combination of a highly-educated and multi-lingual workforce, a cost competitive infrastructure and a pro-business operating environment. We are confident that the city is the best strategic destination for the next stage of our global development, and we are delighted to be working with Invest NI to generate high value jobs that boost the local economy."

(MH/CD)

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