29/09/2014

£200k Investment Creates Jobs In L'Derry

Three new jobs are to be created in L'Derry following an investment of more than £200,000 at technology firm Wurkhouse.

Wurkhouse, which is based in the Science Park in the city, has secured £204,500 to help develop its digital marketing services for export.

Invest Northern Ireland has provided a grant of £25,000.

Troy Armour, Managing Director of Wurkhouse, said: "We've already won significant contracts, initially in the North West and other parts of Northern Ireland, from a broad cross-section of businesses. These have encouraged us to expand our operations and to explore opportunities that we've spotted in the Republic of Ireland.

"My research in the Republic indicates that we offer the expertise, flexibility and strong customer focus to develop a firm foothold in this important and fast growing marketplace.

"Invest NI's assistance for the development of the business, especially in terms of marketing, is immensely important and has encouraged us to bring forward our growth plans faster than would have been possible had the financial support not been readily available."

Des Gartland, Invest NI's North West Regional Office Manager, added: "Wurkhouse is a recently established technology business operating in the very dynamic area of social media and specialising in marketing and branding services for other companies.

"It has developed significant business since its launch in April and now requires additional staff with experience in and knowledge of sophisticated digital technologies to enable it to exploit opportunities that it has identified, particularly in the Republic of Ireland.

"Our support will enable the company to recruit the staff it requires and to achieve its objective of growing exports to 30% of turnover over the next three years."

(JP/CD)

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