24/02/2020

Belfast Web Aggregator Creates 31 Jobs

Belfast firm Seopa Ltd has announced the creation of 31 new jobs as it plans to conquer new markets and double its revenue.

The firm behind many popular price comparison websites, Seopa plans to invest in its team and enhance systems to capitalise on its success in recent years.

The roles include a new Head of Product, a CFO and a Head of Data Science, as well as positions in e-business development, IT, sales and marketing at an average salary of £35,000.

Seopa's portfolio features various comparison websites for UK insurance, utilities and financial products, as well as providing the core technology behind the price comparison services for some of the country's leading money saving, technology and media brands.

CEO Greg Wilson said: "We have grown Quotezone.co.uk to become one of the UK's leading insurance comparison platforms, while CompareNI.com has grown to become the leading price comparison site in Northern Ireland. More than 3 million people now use our sites to compare quotes each year, and we have partnered with hundreds of panel members, affiliates and co-brand partners as we've scaled up our business.
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"We now want to build on this success and grow our market share. We plan to do this by investing significantly in our team with training and development, creating 31 new roles. We are also enhancing our systems and products to ensure they remain cutting edge as we enter new markets and compete with a broader group of competitors."

As well as the new positions, Seopa will launch a new training programme to ensure all team members have the skills required to help deliver the growth strategy.

Invest Northern Ireland has offered nearly £390,000 towards the job creation as well as company-wide training and development.

Grainne McVeigh, Director of Scaling at Invest NI said: "Seopa has an impressive growth history, and this planned investment across product development, marketing and skills will ensure it is well placed to meet its ambitious scaling plans.

"This local company is part of our Scaling Initiative which focusses on helping companies be more competitive and achieve sustainable growth. Greg has already shown his commitment to this as a participant of the Leadership for Growth programme and is now implementing a company-wide training and development programme to support his vision for the business."

Headquartered in Belfast's Linen Quarter, Seopa operates the CompareNI.com and Quotezone.co.uk insurance price comparison websites.



(JG/MH)

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