August 13, 2019
Chargifi CEO and co-founder Dan Bladen with CEO of Invest Northern Ireland, Alastair Hamilton.
LONDON, 13 August 2019: Chargifi, the market leading space management solution has set up a Technology and Business Development hub in Belfast, in a £3.6 million investment that will create 41 jobs. The opening of the new office is part of the company’s expansion plan that aims to significantly increase its sales by developing its presence in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, USA and China.
Alastair Hamilton, CEO of Invest Northern Ireland, who are supporting the investment, said: “Chargifi’s decision to set up its Technology and Business Development hub in Northern Ireland was influenced by the availability of high quality talent, particularly software engineers, as well as the support offered by Invest NI. The company is a welcome addition to Northern Ireland’s vibrant ICT sector, which has already attracted over 100 global technology companies. “The new jobs created by Chargifi will contribute over £1.8m in annual salaries to the local economy and will introduce new skills and new opportunities to the ICT sector here.”
The Technology and Business Development hub in Belfast will focus on the development of Chargifi’s core technology, supporting product certification, quality assurance, collaboration with technology partners, as well as a team focussed on developing the commercial go to market strategy.
Chargifi will take up residence in the historic Ormeau Baths building, now a co-working space and startup hub in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs. The company, headquartered in London, will take advantage of the high level of talent from both Queen’s University and the University of Ulster, with the ongoing support of Invest NI.
Chargifi’s office is in Belfast’s historic Ormeau Baths building.
Chargifi’s expansion, after already doubling their workforce in 2018. This recent expansion news is on the back of a string of moves in 2018 by Chargifi, securing investment from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and forming strategic partnerships with Belkin worldwide and Ingram Micro in the North American market, SABA Hospitality in Asia, Westcoast in the UK. Chargifi has deployed around the world and counts global brands such as Amazon, Pret A Manger, Grand Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott and WeWork among its customers.
Invest NI has offered the company £328,000 of support towards the new jobs.