20th July 2015
Leading Irish Business Process Management company expands in preparation for international growth opportunities
Abtran, the market leading Irish owned business process management company is to recruit 100 further employees in an expansion of its Consulting and Technology Services Division. Abtran currently employs over 2,000 people in Ireland, with 50 employees already located at its IFSC offices and working on-site across our client network. The company is now planning its next phases of growth on an international basis.
Abtran has been supported in its growth by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland.
The announcement was made by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, T.D., as he officially opened Abtran’s offices in the IFSC, together with Simon Harris T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Michael Fitzgerald, CEO of Abtran and Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland.
Abtran’s Consulting and Technology Services division provides customer management consultancy across the company’s multiple business units and client sites. It also provides centralised business support and research insight on a day to day basis. The 100 new roles announced today include positions for Business, Technical and Data Analysts, Applications Developers, Digital Media Specialists, Programme Managers, Project Managers, Training Managers and change management professionals.
Established in 1997, Abtran has an extensive and diverse client base, across the public and private sectors including Utilities, Transport, Health and Financial services.
Speaking at the official opening today, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton T.D said: “Financial services and technology are key sectors which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and part of our strategy has been to support the development of the strong base of Irish companies which we have built up in this area. Simon Harris has been instrumental in this process through his financial services strategy.
Abtran is a great example of the type of Irish company we are trying to support in this area – a highly innovative, fast-growing company which is taking advantage of the base of multinational companies we have here in Ireland in order to grow its sales. This is a great boost and a huge achievement by Michael and his team, and I wish them every success for the future”.
Minister of State Simon Harris commented: “Today's announcement is a welcome vote of confidence by Abtran in Ireland's continuing economic recovery. These 100 new positions illustrate where Ireland’s Financial Services and technology sectors must aim for in terms of creating and attracting high value and high skilled jobs into our economy. Abtran, a leading light in Ireland’s BPO cluster is perfectly placed to capitalise on our thriving International Financial Services sector, in terms of 3rd party risk, compliance and data analytics services.
I look forward to working with Abtran to advance the objectives of the Government’s IFS2020 Strategy.”
Speaking about the announcement, Michael Fitzgerald, CEO of Abtran said:
“Abtran places our clients’ brand and customers at the centre of everything we do, making services easier and more accessible.
This expansion is a great opportunity for our employees to grow and develop their careers with Abtran. Our Consulting and Technology services are about adding value to our clients whilst giving our employees an opportunity to apply their knowledge in a practical, hands-on way.”
Julie Sinnamon CEO Enterprise Ireland added: “Abtran are a fantastic Irish success story and Enterprise Ireland is proud to have supported and worked with them since the beginning. Congratulations are due to the CEO and all the management team on success to date and we look forward to continuing working with them on their global ambitions”.
Rachel Graham, MKC Communications, 086 8488092
Note to Editor:
Abtran is Ireland’s leading provider of customer and business process management services, employing 2,000 people in Cork and Dublin. Established in 1997, the company has a proven capability in delivering transformational service solutions.
Interacting regularly with every household in Ireland, Abtran has an extensive and diverse client base, across the public and private sectors including Utilities, Transport, Technology, Health and Financial services among others.
For more information, visit www.abtran.com
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