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Version 1

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Version 1 is an Irish company specialising in International Management Consulting, Software Asset Management, Software Development, Cloud Computing, and Outsourcing.

It has progressed through organic growth and strategic acquisition to become a trusted technology partner to major domestic and international customers across all industry sectors. It has over 1,300 staff based in Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Manchester, Edinburgh, Kent and Birmingham.

Version 1 opened its first office in Belfast in 2012 with four staff and has grown rapidly. Since then, it has built up a team of over 150 staff and is aiming to grow to 200 by the end of 2021.

The Northern Ireland Team delivers a wide range of technology and services for customers both locally and across the UK and Ireland. The technology skillsets span all of their key strategic growth areas – Enterprise Resource Planning, Digital Services and Enterprise Cloud.  The Belfast team also work closely with Technology Partners including Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

In 2020, Version 1 announced the establishment of a Digital Development Hub in Belfast and the creation of 70 specialist IT jobs. The team also works closely with local schools, universities and other agencies in establishing routes for under-represented groups and non-IT people to start a career in IT throughout Northern Ireland.

This is an exciting time for Version 1 in Northern Ireland as we continue to invest in local tech and IT talent who can help our customers accelerate their digital transformation. Having opened our Belfast office nearly nine years ago, the Version 1 Northern Ireland team has really exceeded all ambitions through incremental growth and exceptional performance.

Tom O'Connor, CEO, Version 1

Planned Growth

Version 1 is planning to expand rapidly using the Assured Skills Programme in Northern Ireland with the aim to hire 120 people. Assured Skills is a pre-employment training programme that will offer Version 1 a pipeline of skilled resources over the coming years.

The new Assured Skills Academy represents our ongoing commitment to Northern Ireland and our ambition to be one of the most successful IT companies here.  The availability of IT talent and developing IT talent in the region has been and is paramount to our success as a company.

Lorna McAdoo, Director of Operations in Northern Ireland, Version 1

  • Founded in 1996
  • Headquartered in Dublin
  • IT Company of the Year in Northern Ireland in 2019