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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Kennelly's new venture creates 50 local jobs

SIMON BROUDER

Published 16/02/2011 | 11:45

Jerry Kennelly CEO, tweak.com, celebrates with staff members, Heather Costelloe, Niamh Hennessy, Catriona Sayers, Ell Moran, at the launch of his company 'tweak.com' which went live across the globe at his Killorglin Offices on Sunday. Credit: Photo by Valerie O'Sullivan

KERRY-based entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly, the founder of Stockbyte, has unveiled his latest multi million euro venture, Tweak.com.

Tweak.com an online design and print service went live at 3pm on Sunday and Jerry Kennelly, who has already invested millions into the firm, hopes to have a million customers worldwide by this time next year.

The site was officially unvelied by Jerry Kennelly at Tweak.com's head office in Killorglin.

Based in Killorglin and New York the company currently employs 80 people with the majority of these, around 50 people, based in Kerry.

The company has been working on Tweak for several years with developers and programmers spending 50,000 hours on programming alone to get the site up and running.

The website was originally due to be up and running by September 2010 but this was delayed to allow the site and its associated programmes to be fine-tuned.

Tweak.com provides users with a simple free programme which they can use to design all manner of advertising and print material using a library of 400,000 individually designed pieces ranging from templates and fonts to logos and photos.

Users can then download their finished product be it a menu or corporate brochure have it printed or simply order the printed material from tweak.com.

Tweak is designed to meet the needs of businesses ranging form the largest to the smallest and the company says savings of 80% on design and print costs can be achieved.

Jerry Kennelly sold Stockbyte to Getty Images in 2006 for €135 million. This is his first major business venture since that deal was agreed.

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