- Software development, creative and data analytics roles to be filled within three years and spread across Granite's Dublin, Cork and Galway offices.
- Jobs are part of €2.5 million investment in its business.
- Granite to grow revenue from €5 million to €10 million by 2022.
- Over past three years, Granite has already more than doubled revenues.
- Company has more than 1,400 clients in Ireland with healthcare, fintech, education and hospitality sectors growing strongly.
- Granite Digital named in Deloitte Fast 50 for previous four years in a row, 2015 - 2019.
Delivering digital transformation
Granite provides a wide range of digital solutions to businesses across Ireland, including digital strategy, web design, web development, digital marketing, seo and ppc consultancy and managed hosting. The new roles will include data analysts, cloud infrastructure experts, software developers, creative roles and ux designers. Granite will hire experienced professionals and new talented graduates for its Granite academy programme.
The new roles will be spread across Granite's three Irish offices to better serve its growing nationwide client base of more than 1,400 private and public sector organisations. The digital agency has seen particularly strong growth in the fintech, healthcare, education and hospitality sectors. Clients of Granite include Enterprise Ireland, Dalata Hotel Group, UCC, UCD, University of Wolverhampton, Uniphar, St. James Hospital, Bons Secours Health System, Dublin Bus, Davy, Fexco and Aon.
The investment comes as Granite marks a significant period of growth, having more than doubled its revenue to €5 million over the past three years with plans to double it again to €10 million by 2022.
Granite's strategic focus of delivering digital transformation for its client base is key to its growth plans, with the company investing significantly in emerging technologies and growth areas such as data analytics, cloud technologies, augmented reality and virtual reality.
Granite's €2.5 million investment includes a fund set aside for strategic growth opportunities, focusing on complementary digital and software businesses to enable the company to scale at pace. It will continue to seek new investment opportunities to make new acquisitions and partnerships to enable further growth.
In addition, Granite distinguishes itself by forging strong partnerships with both global technology leaders and indigenous digital specialists. Granite works closely with Umbraco, one of the fastest growing platforms worldwide for building enterprise websites and content management systems, and recently acquired Galway-based app development company, Apps Made Easy, enhancing its ability to meet demand for customer-focused mobile apps.
Conor Buckley, CEO, Granite Digital, said: "We're delighted to announce our plan to almost double the current team at Granite Digital. We have a strong presence in Dublin, Cork and Galway and it's fantastic to be able to create further quality employment opportunities in these regions. We have a highly ambitious growth strategy which we believe is achievable by bringing the right talent on board so we have the skills and capacity to capitalise on business opportunities.
The demand for customer-focused, engaging websites and applications has grown exponentially in recent years and we've experienced significant growth on the back of this, consolidating our position as Ireland's leading full-service digital agency. Through strong partnerships, strategic acquisitions, a growing team and an unrivalled level of technology skills and knowledge, Granite Digital is well equipped to truly transform more businesses in Ireland with a digital-first approach."
Minister of State Jim Daly, who officiated at the announcement, said: "Granite is pioneering the way forward when it comes to developing cloud solutions and digital transformation services in this country. The dedication and hard work of the team, particularly over the years of the recession has led them to the success of this major announcement today. Their story also goes to show how a world class business such as Granite can grow from just a small base in rural Ireland, to a large multi-national business trading in the capital city, when the adequate infrastructure is provided to allow it to thrive."
About Granite Digital
Established in December 2008, Granite Digital is Ireland's largest Independent digital agency. Granite works with leading public and private sector organisations to design, develop and maintain clients' online presence and digital interfaces.
Our core services include digital transformation strategies, UX research and solutions, web design & development, mobile app development, SEO, PPC and managed hosting via AWS/Azure.
We are a Google Certified Partner, Microsoft Partner and Azure & AWS Partner.
Granite has been named on the Deloitte Fast 50 in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.