Wurkhouse invests Â£200,000 to create jobsBy Matthew Ord, Digital Staff Writer
A company based at Northern Ireland Science Park in Derry/Londonderry is investing £204,500 to create jobs and grow exports to 30 per cent of turnover over the next three years.
Wurkhouse, a digital agency which supports businesses in amplifying their social marketing and branding, is making the investment with £25,000 of support from Invest NI.
The investment will go towards developing the company's digital marketing services for export in a project that will also provide three new jobs.
Des Gartland, Invest NI’s north west regional office manager, said: "Wurkhouse is a recently established technology business operating in the very dynamic area of social media and specialising in marketing and branding services for other companies.
"It has developed significant business since its launch in April and now requires additional staff with experience in and knowledge of sophisticated digital technologies to enable it to exploit opportunities that it has identified, particularly in the Republic of Ireland.
"Our support will enable the company to recruit the staff it requires and to achieve its objective of growing exports to 30 per cent of turnover over the next three years."
The company's managing director Troy Armour said it had already secured "significant contracts" in the North West and other parts of Ireland, which has encouraged the expansion of Wurkhouse's operations, as well as exploring "opportunities that we've spotted in the Republic of Ireland".
"My research in the Republic indicates that we offer the expertise, flexibility and strong customer focus to develop a firm foothold in this important and fast growing marketplace," said Armour.
"Invest NI’s assistance for the development of the business, especially in terms of marketing, is immensely important and has encouraged us to bring forward our growth plans faster than would have been possible had the financial support not been readily available."