Anaeko to invest £1.5m in Belfast and Enniskillen

£1.5m investment in Belfast and Enniskillen will prime cloud business Anaeko for growth in international markets.

Software firm Anaeko is investing more than £1.5m to create 15 new jobs across its Belfast and Enniskillen offices.

Anaeko is a specialist provider of cloud integration services to global technology companies, with a focus on data optimisation and analytics.

“We have steadily grown our business by focusing on the fastest growing cloud technologies”

It delivers projects across a range of sectors such as health and life sciences, government, media, finance and telecoms.

Massive growth in cloud

“Over the last number of years, we have steadily grown our business by focusing on the fastest growing cloud technologies, and in 2017 opened a second office in Enniskillen to help us achieve our growth plans,” explained Denis Murphy, chair and CEO of Anaeko.

“We’re now looking to increase our sales in the UK public sector, particularly in central government and healthcare and with US based technology companies. To capitalise on these significant opportunities, we are moving quickly to recruit a highly skilled and experienced workforce who will work across both of our Northern Ireland offices.

“We’re also carrying out business development activities in the US and Canada with assistance from the Department for International Trade and Invest Northern Ireland’s in-market teams and we have a number of opportunities in the pipeline. Our new team will help us to deliver on these and secure new contracts by developing our services further for international markets and sectors,” said Murphy.

Anaeko is also the lead organisation in the Smart City Network, one of Invest NI’s Collaborative Growth Programmes. The network brings together Northern Ireland SMEs that specialise in Smart Cities-related technologies to identify future opportunities for growth and innovation in areas such as Smart Health, Data Analytics, Smart Energy and Smart Infrastructure.

Invest NI has offered Anaeko £97,500 of support towards the creation of the 15 jobs and market development activities.

Jobs on offer include Developers, Testers, Bid Management and technical pre-sales roles.

This follows previous support in 2016 for the creation of an initial 15 jobs, consultancy services, and in-market support that led to the company winning a multi-million pound contract with a major US cloud provider.

“Anaeko has ambitious growth plans and Invest NI has worked closely with the business for a number of years to help support these ambitions, particularly in exploring export markets,” said Geoge McKinney, director of Technology & Services at Invest NI.

“This has helped the business achieve success through increasing its team and securing international contracts that have enabled it to strengthen its presence in our local technology sector and take advantage of rapidly growing areas, such as hybrid cloud integration.

“The 15 new jobs in Belfast and Enniskillen will grow the company’s expertise and capacity to help it capitalise on new market opportunities. These new jobs will include roles in software development, testing and sales. With average salaries of over £45,000, they will contribute over £700,000 annually to the local economy, which is great news for both the Belfast City and Fermanagh & Omagh District Council areas,” McKinney added.

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 2 March 2021