Monday, 5 January 2015

Belfast e-Learning Company Creates 11 New Jobs with Invest NI Support

Belfast e-learning company, Logicearth Learning Services Ltd, is to more than double its staff in an expansion supported by Invest Northern Ireland.

The company, established in 2009 by Peter Carlin and Paul McKay, currently employs eight people delivering classroom and online training, and learning consultancy to large corporate clients.

Logicearth is now recruiting 11 additional staff and has been offered £99,000 of support from Invest NI.

Announcing the expansion Peter Carlin said: “Our strategy is to build a global learning organisation with a base in Northern Ireland. Over the last two years we’ve been supported by Invest NI to recruit learning professionals, rebrand and undertake a comprehensive marketing campaign. We are now in a strong position to achieve significant growth in turnover over the next few years.

“Invest NI’s support for the 11 new jobs is enabling us to build further capacity and capability in the company so that we can target new clients, particularly in the key growth areas of learning technology and online content. With more learners wanting to access content on mobile devices, we have developed content that runs on any mobile device, giving us a significant competitive advantage.”

The new jobs include graphic and instructional designers, as well as project and quality managers.

Commenting on Logicearth’s growth plans, George McKinney, Invest NI’s Director of Technology & Services, said: “Logicearth has achieved considerable success in recent years by offering both classroom and online training tailored to its clients’ needs. It has a strong export focus with 85% of its clients located outside Northern Ireland. These new jobs will deliver salaries of £256,500 a year to the economy and will support the company’s further growth plans.

“One of Invest NI’s aims is to build the digital media sector in Northern Ireland and so we are keen to support forward-looking companies such as Logicearth, which are creating high value jobs.”

Logicearth is based in Ormeau Business Park, Belfast.