Waterford tech firm HCS to double workforce in €3.2m investment

HCS will double the size of its workforce and business in the next three years, creating 30 new jobs and forecasting increased revenues of €9m.

Business IT, security and telecoms player HCS is investing €3.2m to double the size of its workforce and business revenues within the next three years.

The company is hiring across the high-growth areas of cybersecurity, business applications, telecoms, and managed services, and will grow to 60 people.

“We’ve been in business for nearly a quarter of a century, and we have an in-depth understanding of Irish businesses and what they need to succeed”

The company has commenced its recruitment programme and will grow its workforce to 60 during this time. Following the investment, HCS is forecasting increased annual revenues of €9m by 2025.

Secure by design

HCS provides secure integrated IT, telecoms and productivity solutions to enable better business performance for Irish organisations.

The company uses secure by design principles to ensure that it significantly reduces risk for customers with security built in. Headquartered in Waterford and with a base in Dublin, this investment has enabled HCS to open a third location in Cork.

HCS will be creating sales roles across key growth areas including security, telecoms, business applications and managed services, and will be hiring cybersecurity consultants and engineers in response to growing customer demand for cyber risk management.

Additionally, HCS is creating roles for Microsoft software and business application developers across Power Platform and Dynamics, as organisations look for ways to support the shift to the cloud and enhance productivity. HCS will also be hiring for project managers and consultants to underpin its Microsoft capabilities.

As distributed workforces increasingly move from traditional telephony to hosted platforms and collaboration tools, the company will be hiring telecoms engineers and support staff to meet the rising demand for more flexible working. HCS is also creating positions for support engineers within managed IT services.

“We are seeing the convergence of major industry trends such as security and telephony in today’s hybrid world,” said Neil Phelan, CEO of HCS.

“We build security into everything we manage for customers and we expect to see high growth across cybersecurity and managed IT services in the face of evolving threats and the rise in hybrid working. We anticipate further opportunities for growth in the productivity space and we’re excited to expand our capabilities in Microsoft business applications. We also expect continued adoption of hosted telephony, driven by flexible working practices and the replacement of traditional copper wires with fibre lines throughout the country.

“We’ve been in business for nearly a quarter of a century, and we have an in-depth understanding of Irish businesses and what they need to succeed. Our passion is helping customers to grow while making them as safe, secure and risk-free as possible.

“We’re really excited by the growth opportunity for HCS and are meeting this with a significant investment in our people, platforms and processes to allow us to grow at pace throughout Ireland.”

Main image: Neil Phelan, CEO of HCS

John Kennedy
Award-winning ThinkBusiness.ie editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.