Northern Ireland

Quantus software jobs boost for Belfast

Alastair Ross, Assembly Private Secretary; James Romeo, Quantus; Enterprise Minister, Arlene Foster; Matt Bieber and Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive Invest NI.
Image caption Arlene Foster and a delegation from Northern Ireland met Quantus executives in San Francisco

A Las Vegas-based software company is to create 55 jobs in Belfast.

Quantus is described as a "provider of dynamic enterprise solutions for the casino gaming, hospitality and entertainment sectors".

The announcement was made by Stormont Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster, who is in San Francisco with the head of Invest NI to meet potential investors.

Invest NI is supplying £412,500 to help the firm set up a support, operations and software development centre.

'Dynamic'

The centre will service its existing markets in the US and reach out to new ones in Europe.

Mrs Foster said the investment "demonstrates once again that this region is a global location of choice for international companies".

"In discussing business plans with the company, I was greatly impressed with how rapidly this young, dynamic firm has grown since it was established in late 2011 and with its proposed plans for future growth," she said.

"Generating over £1.75m annually in salaries, the jobs being promoted will pay well above the NI private sector median, in line with Programme for Government objectives."

Quantus spokesman James Romeo said: "In deciding on a new location for our centre, Belfast was the clear winner in terms of skills, accessibility to target markets and connectivity.

"We could however, have found these factors at other global sites so it was really the offer of support from Invest NI that helped us to make the final decision."

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