Expansion brings 40 new jobs to ICT sector

Steven Cassin and Stephen Leathem, Made to Engage, left and centre, with Brian Dolaghan of Invest NI at the company's new offices in Belfast
Steven Cassin and Stephen Leathem, Made to Engage, left and centre, with Brian Dolaghan of Invest NI at the company's new offices in Belfast

Belfast based digital agency, Made to Engage is creating 40 new jobs to better service its existing customer base and generate new sales in export markets.

Made to Engage was formed in 2012 and has offices in Belfast, Dublin and London.

The firm was recognised last year as the fastest growing agency in Northern Ireland and 13th overall in the Deloitte Technology Fast50 Awards.

It has also recently moved to new offices in Adelaide Street, Belfast to support its expansion.

“We deliver world-class solutions to our clients through leading digital technologies,” said managing director Steven Cassin.

“2017 was a year of exceptional growth and digital success for our company and our clients, and we are delighted to be expanding our business with 40 new staff.

“Invest NI support over the last six years has been instrumental to our growth, helping us to increase our workforce and keep up with the demand for our services.

“We participated in its Leadership programme recently which has helped us to prepare for managing our business through this anticipated growth period.

“These new roles will not only help us to grow upon our existing commitments, but more so, they will help to develop further business opportunities outside of Northern Ireland, specifically in Europe, the US, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.”

Invest NI has offered £240,000 of support towards the new roles.

The new jobs will include developers, designers, software testers, digital specialists and a graduate academy.

“Made to Engage is an award winning digital agency making an important strategic investment which will help it to succeed in new markets,” said Brian Dolaghan, Invest NI director of technology and services.

“The 40 jobs being created will contribute over £1.3million in additional annual salaries to the local economy and will increase employment in the firm to 72 people.

“The company has benefitted from a range of Invest NI support since it was set up. This has included support for job creation as well as investment in R&D and skills development.