Data Solutions to invest €5m and create 20 jobs

Dublin-based firm seeks to triple its business over next three years as it expands into UK

Dublin-based Data Solutions is to invest €5 million and create 20 jobs as it seeks to triple its business over the next three years.

The additional staff will bring employee numbers at the IT solutions distributor to 40, with 10 jobs located in Dublin and 10 at its new offices in Reading. The new roles include technical support, sales and marketing, with the anticipation that they will be filled within two years.

The company is targeting €80 million in turnover, and will use some of the money to build its business in the United Kingdom.

As part of the expansion, Data Solutions is bringing IT solutions from Nutanix and Skyfii to the UK market, with the expectation that the UK operations will grow to £30 million by 2018.

“We’ve achieved exponential growth in the Irish market over the past few years and now we want to do that in the UK. We have a strong network there already and we’re bolstered by our new partnerships to grow a real presence now,” said Michael O’Hara, managing director of Data Solutions.

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist