07/03/2016

Co Antrim Firm To Invest In 25 Additional Staff

A County Antrim based firm has announced it is to invest in up to 25 additional staff and new product development to underpin its ambitious sales growth strategy.

Texthelp provides literacy and language learning software solutions to both the Education and Corporate market sectors to help support people who have difficulty reading and writing, and also those for whom English is not their first language.

Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell said: "The company is expanding its portfolio of products to enable it to target the rapidly growing English Language Learning market and therefore requires additional staff with new skillsets. Invest Northern Ireland has offered the company £245,000 of support to help boost its workforce as well as a research and development grant of over £62,000 towards product innovation. The new jobs will carry salaries that are well above the Northern Ireland private sector median and will potentially contribute £1million annually to the economy."

Mark McCusker, CEO of Texthelp, said: "This investment is helping to drive substantial growth in the business and help us win new customers and increase sales. Invest NI's support over many years has been immensely important, helping us to grow and, in particular, to achieve export success around the world."

(CD)

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