Irish-owned consulting and technology company Aspira has announced plans to create 40 new high-level jobs at the official opening of its new headquarters in Penrose Dock, Cork.
The company also announced its intention to open a Portuguese office in November to enhance delivery capability in response to increased sales activity in mainland Europe.
The 40 new roles are due to be rolled out over the next 18 months with the positions to include opportunities for project managers, business analysts and technology professionals. A number of the roles created will be reserved for new graduates.
Aspira said it has experienced accelerated growth, doubling in size every three years, due to an increased demand for technology expertise in both the private and public sector, including pharmaceuticals, banking, energy, utilities and e-commerce.
Aspira CEO Pat Lucey said: "This is an incredibly exciting time for the company and we look forward to welcoming our new hires to Aspira over the coming months.
“Many organisations are now reigniting and accelerating the deployment of major technology projects that may have been delayed due to the pandemic. The creation of these new roles will further strengthen our capabilities to deliver these large-scale innovative projects.
“We are also looking forward to expanding our international team with more roles to be created at our Portuguese office in the future.”
Mr Lucey said the move to the new office “marks a step change” for the business and its “wholesale commitment to the new way of working”.
“We have made a conscious effort to reimagine how our team will work together across our global locations and what a sustainable future for our physical offices looks like,” he said.
“We have set up our new headquarters to meet the needs of the hybrid model with shared spaces to facilitate collaboration and conversation.”
The latest announcement comes following the company’s 2020 expansion, which saw the opening of its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Malaysia and the expansion of its mainland European operations with the opening of its second office in The Netherlands.
Enterprise Ireland CEO Leo Clancy said it was "exciting" to see the company go from strength-to-strength" with the opening of its new headquarters in Cork.
Aspira was established in 2007 and currently employs 160 people. The company caters for an international client base including leading players in the IT, financial services, pharma/medical devices, healthcare, and energy sectors.