Westbourne IT expands operations with its first international office in New Zealand
Cork, 4th September 2014: Westbourne IT Global Services today announced the international expansion of its operations with the opening of a new office in Auckland. The announcement was made during the Enterprise Ireland trade and investment mission to Australia led by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD.This project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.
The New Zealand office will create 20 new jobs over the coming 12 months and the company is currently recruiting for English speaking Japanese, Korean and Chinese technical staff to fill positions in its new Auckland office.
Pictured at the announcement of Westbourne IT Global Services’ new office in Auckland, New Zealand were (left to right), Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland, John O’Sullivan, CEO and Founder, Westbourne IT Global Services, Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Mairéad O’Sullivan, Westbourne IT Global Services.
The strategic move will see Westbourne IT Global Services firmly establishing an international footprint for the business, allowing the company to provide a 24/7 ‘Follow the Sun’ solution for its customers. The New Zealand office will both enhance and increase the company’s existing jobs in Cork as Westbourne IT’s Cork headquarters will provide back office support for the expanding group.
Speaking from Sydney Minister Bruton said: “Westbourne IT is a highly innovative Irish company which announced plans to double its workforce in Ireland this year with the creation of an additional 50 jobs at its headquarters in Cork. It provides a great example of the type of company we are trying to support through our Action Plan for Jobs. Today’s announcement is more very welcome news from this innovative company. I wish Westbourne IT every success as they pursue new export sales in the Asia Pacific region, while continuing to create jobs back home in Ireland.”
John O’Sullivan, Founder and CEO of Westbourne IT Global Services said: “As part of our international expansion plans, we will actively seek new business opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, which our Cork base will support through the further addition of new roles. The opening of our first international office in Auckland is a hugely significant step for us and I’m delighted to confirm that by the end of 2016 we expect to employ 150 people in Cork and 50 people in Auckland.”
Welcoming the announcement Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland said: “At Enterprise Ireland, our priority is to work in partnership with indigenous Irish companies, supporting their growth plans and helping them win new business in global markets. Today’s announcement by Westbourne IT Global Services showcases how Enterprise Ireland can partner with Irish companies, helping them to grow and expand internationally, while sustaining and creating jobs in Ireland.”
This latest announcement is the second significant development for Westbourne IT Global Solutions in 2014. In January this year, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD announced the creation of 50 new jobs at Westbourne IT Global Services in Blackpool, Cork, doubling the workforce from 50 to 100. To-date, 30 of these new roles have been created, bringing the current workforce at the company’s Cork headquarters to 80 people.
Westbourne IT Global Services is an indigenous company which operates from two facilities in Cork. The company provides secure, remote, IT support to global users on a 24/7, 365 days a year basis. This support varies from software installations to major incidents, all ably dealt with by the company’s Networks, Server/Storage and Infrastructure Software teams.
Founded by John O’Sullivan in 1994, Westbourne IT Global Services has evolved to become a global IT support services organisation working with a wide spectrum of multi-national and indigenous clients in the life sciences, pharmaceutical and related sectors.
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