Tech firm CBE creates 25 new Mayo jobs

Retail and hospitality player CBE has confirmed 25 new jobs at its international head office in Claremorris.

CBE develops and supply electronic point of sale (EPoS) solutions for the retail and hospitality sectors.

Founded in 1980 by Gearóid Concannon and his wife Catherine, CBE has grown to become one of the largest EPoS providers in Europe.

“We are experiencing high growth, which is increasing demand across all of our services”

CBE’s global expansion continues as they now support installations in broader regions including mainland Europe, the Nordics, Canada, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

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“We are delighted to share the details of our growth ambition and announce these new roles,” said Gearóid Concannon.

“We are experiencing high growth, which is increasing demand across all of our services. Both the retail and hospitality sectors are undergoing a significant transformation, embracing innovative technology. Innovation through continuous Research and Development has been the cornerstone of our business and it is through this that we have increased our market share in Ireland and significantly grown in our export markets year-on-year.”

Following significant market research with the support of Enterprise Ireland, the company is preparing to build on its presence in the UK and expand into new markets within the Eurozone.

“Enterprise Ireland has been working with CBE since 1998 and over this time the company has gone from strength-to-strength, growing a strong customer base internationally while continuing to recruit staff at home,” said Anne Lanigan, divisional manager for Technology and Services at Enterprise Ireland.

“Retail is a fast-moving business and the methods of payment at the point of sale are evolving continually. CBE is at the forefront of this innovation, developing solutions to meet the ever-changing demands of their customers. Supporting Irish companies with the ambition to scale globally is a key priority for Enterprise Ireland and we look forward to working closely with CBE to optimise their full international growth potential, creating and sustaining jobs here in the West of Ireland.” 

Speaking at the announcement in Mayo, Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation Dara Calleary, TD, said: “Today’s announcement that CBE will undergo further expansion, creating high quality skilled jobs here in the west of Ireland is very welcome. CBE is an Irish company that has experienced impressive growth, developing and supplying EPoS solutions on a global scale and the announcement today of 25 new jobs based here in Claremorris shows that Ireland is to the forefront of development and innovation in the digital software solutions space. The Government through Enterprise Ireland looks forward to continued engagement with CBE to support their business development in overseas markets.”

John Kennedy
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