After a considerable Irish and UK acquisition spree, scaling Irish telecoms player Welltel is focused on the planned growth of the business by powering the remote and hybrid working revolution.

One of Ireland’s fastest growing business communications providers Welltel is creating 25 new jobs.

The new roles – to be filled immediately – will span a number of departments within the business including project management, product management, pre-sales, sales, marketing, and engineering in cybersecurity, IT, and data networking.

“Throughout the pandemic, the increased demand for well-connected and secure digital workplaces has been driving business growth”

The expansion follows a year of growth through strategic acquisitions of Irish and UK players, beginning with the €3m acquisition of Novi in July last year, the €5.5m acquisition of Intellicom in August last year for €5.5m followed by the €8.5m acquisition of Capstone in April.

Growing with purpose

Welltel CEO Ross Murray said that Welltel is seeing high demand for the migration of customers to the digital and hybrid workspaces of the future, requiring a high level of competency across connectivity, security, and cloud technologies.

He said the new hires will allow Welltel to build out its capabilities in these areas and underscores its commitment to providing best-in-class solutions for its customers.

Some of Welltel’s high-profile Irish customers include Permanent TSB, KBC Bank Ireland, AnPost Insurance, Three Ireland, and The AA, as well as a number of local authorities. The company has strong links with industry partners including Palo Alto, Fortinet, and Avaya, and is also a Microsoft Gold Partner in Cloud Productivity and Cloud Small and Mid-Market Solutions.

Currently with 180 employees, Murray said Welltel is on an upward growth trajectory, supplemented by a combination of strategic acquisitions and organic business growth.

“The creation of these new jobs means that Welltel can continue to provide the best technical solutions to businesses, underpinned by our customer-focused ethos,” Murray explained.

“As we continue on our growth path, including our ‘buy-and-build’ acquisition strategy, we need the right people to support this expansion.

“Throughout the pandemic, the increased demand for well-connected and secure digital workplaces has been driving business growth, and we are committed to rounding out our capabilities in these areas with continued investment in our people, as well as our suite of products.

“We’re looking forward to further expanding the team, continuing to support our customers, and cementing our position as Ireland’s leading one-stop communications and IT services provider for businesses,” Murray added.

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

Published: 15 July 2021

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