An Taoiseach Michel Martin with Aspira CEO Pat Lucey and Aspira COO Colum Horgan at the announcement of 40 new high-level jobs in the city. Photo: Darragh Kane

More jobs for Cork

The Taoiseach was on hand this morning to mark the announcement of 40 new jobs at an Irish-owned consulting and technology company on Leeside.

Aspira, which caters for clients in sectors including IT, financial services, pharma/med devices, healthcare, and energy, announced the 40 new high-level positions at the official opening of its new headquarters in Penrose Dock.

The new roles are due to be rolled out over the next 18 months. The positions will include opportunities for project managers, business analysts and technology professionals.

A number of the roles will be reserved for new graduates too.

Aspira, which already employs over 160 staff, has experienced accelerated growth in recent years due to an increased demand for technology expertise in both the private and public sector.

Speaking at the Aspira head office, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin said: “Aspira has enjoyed sustained growth both at home and internationally. The opening of their new head office in this landmark building, and creation of 40 new high quality roles, is testament to the ambition and vision of the company. I look forward to their continued successes.”

Aspira CEO, Pat Lucey added: “This is an incredibly exciting time for the company and we look forward to welcoming our new hires to Aspira over the coming months. The move to our new head offices, in what has been awarded Building of the Year 2021, also marks a step change for the business and our wholesale commitment to the new way of working.

“We have set up our new headquarters to meet the needs of the hybrid model with shared spaces to facilitate collaboration and conversation,” he said.

This 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.

Also speaking at the official opening was Enterprise Ireland CEO Leo Clancy who praised Aspira for its innovation and growth.

He said: “It is exciting to see this highly innovative company go from strength-to-strength with the opening of its new state of the art office headquarters and the announcement of the creation of new jobs here in Cork.”

An Enterprise Ireland client, Aspira was established in 2007 and was named in the Financial Times Top One Thousand Growth Companies in Europe in 2018 and 2019.

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