Belfast based web solutions provider, Flint Studios, has announced it is creating 10 jobs in an £800,000 investment.
Formed in 2011, Flint Studios provides web development, design, and digital marketing solutions to businesses. It currently employs 28 staff and works primarily in the ecommerce, insurance, hospitality, aviation, and financial services sectors.
Commenting on the investment, Brian Dolaghan, Invest Northern Ireland’s Director of Technology & Services said: “Flint Studios is an award winning web solutions provider which is embarking on an expansion to help it increase its export sales and move its business into the next phase of its ambitious growth strategy.
“In 2014, Flint Studios benefitted from Invest NI support for 13 jobs and the company’s recent success has now led to this further expansion. The new roles will generate over £350,000 of additional annual salaries into the Northern Ireland economy and is enabling the company to position itself to win new business in Great Britain.”
In 2017, Flint Studios won four prestigious awards, including the Digital DNA Digital Company of the Year 2017 and Technology Business of the Year at the 2017 SME Business Eye Awards. The company was also listed in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for the third year in a row.
Invest NI has offered Flint Studios £75,000 of support towards the new roles which include Software Developers, a Web Designer and a number of Digital Executives. Two of the roles are already in place.
Jeremy Biggerstaff, Managing Director from Flints Studios said: “In 2017 we formed strategic partnerships with Link Information Technology and Creative Metrics which allowed us to establish a base in Great Britain, expand our presence in the North West of Ireland and increase our portfolio to more than 200 high-calibre clients.
“We have established an award-winning team that listens to the needs of our clients and delivers bespoke web solutions that enhance the online profile of clients with measured results that exceed expectations time and time again.
“Our aim is to more than double our sales in Great Britain, and working in a fast-moving industry such as web solutions it is crucially important we have the resources available to meet this increase in the demand for our services.
“We look forward to growing and expanding the capabilities of the team with the support from Invest NI and focus our efforts on extending our services into new markets.”