Sunday 18 November 2018

VEI Global in jobs boost as it targets Europe

Minister of State for Trade, Business and EU Digital Single Market, Pat Breen TD led a five-day trade mission to Brazil in September. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Minister of State for Trade, Business and EU Digital Single Market, Pat Breen TD led a five-day trade mission to Brazil in September. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

AN Irish tech firm is to create 35 jobs as it embarks on expansion plans across Europe.

Established in 2010, Kildare-based VEI Global also has offices in Belfast and London but plans to open another EMEA office early next year.

The Enterprise Ireland-supported company delivers projects for clients in the US and Europe which includes telecoms and IT installation, project and account management, and solution design.

The jobs are expected to be filled over the next two years.

"It is always heartening to see regionally-based companies grow in scale, providing jobs and contributing to the economic and social well-being of their locality," said Minister of State for Trade, Employment and Business Pat Breen.

The LEO in Kildare supported 41 different business projects with financial aid worth €456,435 last year, while its 171 client companies created 128 jobs across the county for the same period.

"To support the growth plans of even more locally-grown enterprises, an extra €5m in funding was secured for the 31 LEO in Budget 2019, which is up 22pc on 2018," added Mr Breen, who has met the LEO and local business leaders.

Irish Independent

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