L-R: Announcing the creation of 60 high value R&D jobs for Cork technology company Newsweaver are Elizabeth McHenry, Enterprise Ireland; Newsweaver Chief Executive, Andrew O Shaughnessy, Leo McAdams, Enterprise Ireland; Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD
Newsweaver has announced that its workforce is to grow from 80 to 140 over the next two years, in an expansion supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland. The Cork-based technology company provides internal communications for companies including Rolls-Royce, Vodafone, and Kellogg’s.
Newsweaver Chief Executive Andrew O’Shaughnessy, who set up the company in Cork in 2002, said the expansion was about building on the company’s success to date and pushing the boundaries for customers.
“Internal communications – or employee communications – are important for any company, but for a large multi-national with tens of thousands of employees operating across several time zones in different continents, it is critically important and a very complex challenge, which is where the unique technology solutions we have developed come into play,” he said.
“It’s exciting to see the impact that our product is having on the world’s leading companies,” he said. “R&D is the cornerstone of our strategy and I’m really delighted that our growth to becoming the global leader in Internal Communications has been driven, and will continue to be driven, by pioneering R&D and new product development coming out of Cork,” said Mr. O’Shaughnessy.
The company established itself as the leading international innovator in corporate IC, having revolutionized email technologies over the past three years and now delivers employee communication solutions to large corporations in 96 countries.
“Our global blue-chip customer base is continuing to grow rapidly, and we are preparing to launch very exciting and innovative products that will underpin our position as the world’s No 1 in internal communications. We need to support that growth and expansion by attracting the best talent that is out there, people who want to be part of an entrepreneurial, innovative, hard-working and ambitious company,” said Mr. O’Shaughnessy.