December 5th, 2012 News
Congratulating Mark Godfrey, CEO (2nd left) and Simon Cole, CTO (far right) of new tenant Automated Intelligence, on 500% growth and doubling staff over the past year are Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Science Park Norman Apsley (2nd right) and Mervyn Watley, Director of Corporate Real Estate (far left).
The company, who deliver a range of information management software solutions, has doubled staff in the last 12 months. It has also expanded its offering from three to seven products.
They have also just appointed a new Head of Sales (Ireland) and Marketing Manager with support from Invest NI. They are recruiting more staff in 2013 in Sales, Development, Services and Support, with longer term plans for a graduate programme.
“We established ourselves here because of the talent pool, strong government support and a close knit technology community,” said Bristol-based Chief Executive Mark Godfrey, who founded the company in 2010 with Northern Ireland man Simon Cole, the Chief Technology Officer.
“The Science Park has excellent facilities and a vibrant culture. It’s also beneficial for us to be surrounded by like-minded technology peers who can offer us opportunities for collaboration and knowledge sharing.”
Mr Godfrey put the rapid growth of AI down to understanding their customers’ needs, being at the forefront of technological innovation, and developing products which demonstrably reduce cost and increase quality and efficiency.
“By combining industry expertise and experience with vision and innovation, Automated Intelligence has developed a ground-breaking approach to information management,” he continued.
“We already have a strong presence with our products in central and local government in England, Scotland and Wales. We are currently focusing our growth in these areas and in the financial sector and Irish market and have the potential to grow considerably in Europe and the US.
“Our ultimate aim is to become acknowledged as a leading enterprise software company in the UK within our chosen markets and to be at the forefront of technology, enabling our customers to adopt innovative solution delivery methods such as cloud, hybrid, mobile and other platforms”
The latest addition to the team is Nigel Cunningham, a University of Ulster graduate and a Bangor Grammar ex-pupil. His CV lists previous international business development roles with Kofax (formerly Singularity), Texthelp Systems and range of other local ICT companies.
Nigel’s role will be to generate new business with the aim of growing the company’s presence in Ireland and internationally, directly and through partners.
He said: “I am really excited about this opportunity. The company has achieved so much in a short space of time which has resulted in significant growth. I am looking forward to building on the success we have had in UK by identifying similar opportunities and developing partnerships with organisations in Irish and International markets.”