Managing growth is always challenging for a business, so when you find support offered along the way it gives you added confidence in planning for the future.
Yesterday, Spence had a visit from Northern Ireland Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Arlene Foster and Chief Executive of Invest Northern Ireland, Alastair Hamilton, to our Belfast office. As part of the visit we announced our intention to create 107 jobs over a five year period, 30 of which have already been created. Invest Northern Ireland has offered Spence & Partners over £1million to support our investment plans, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Spence have already committed over £2m to the project with similar finance being provided up to 2018.
The visit was a great opportunity for our members of staff to meet the Minister and hear more about what our expansion means to the wider economy in Northern Ireland.
Our development of Mantle, a cloud based integrated administration and actuarial software solution for the pensions industry, means that we need to significantly expand our team. The assistance from Invest Northern Ireland and the ERDF is an integral part of our strategy for growth. We are really looking forward to the next stage in our journey.
You can see some of the media coverage of the visit by clicking on the links below: