Northern Ireland

Intelligent Environments: Software firm creates 50 jobs in Belfast

A London-based software firm is creating 50 jobs in Belfast with the setting up of a new engineering centre.

Intelligent Environments provides mobile and online software to financial services firms.

The jobs have been described as "highly skilled" and will pay an average salary of £42,000.

The investment is being supported by Northern Ireland's business development agency, Invest NI, which has offered the company grants of £576,000.

'Best location'

Intelligent Environments is based in Kingston-upon-Thames and currently employs 115 people. Seven of the Belfast posts have already been filled.

The firm's managing director, David Webber, said: "We were first alerted to the benefits of locating in Northern Ireland by Invest NI's London team and after comparing it to a number of other sites in the UK, Ireland, India and Europe we concluded that Belfast offers the best location for our new product development centre."

Northern Ireland's Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Arlene Foster, said the new jobs will generate over £2.1m annually to the local economy.

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