Allstate celebrates 20 years of business in Northern Ireland

  • Now with three offices across the country, Allstate Northern Ireland was founded in 1999 in support of its parent company, The Allstate Corporation – one of the largest publicly owned property and casualty insurance companies in the United States.

    In the years since, the technology firm has been recognised for multiple awards for its software development and business solutions services.

    Allstate NI now has over 2,400 employees based in offices in Belfast, the North West and Strabane. 38 of those employees celebrated 20 years of continuous service with a celebratory dinner in Belfast City Hall earlier this summer, attended by Suren Gupta, Executive Vice President of Allstate Technology and Strategic Ventures.

    Last year, the firm opened its new Belfast headquarters, located between Lanyon Place railway station and the River Lagan. The development included over 140,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space, the extensive refurbishment of the towpath, adjacent boat marina and a restaurant unit at ground level.

    Allstate said it is now in the process of developing new apprenticeships in Northern Ireland and has placed investment in reskilling employees through the Open University.

    John Healy, Vice President and Managing Director of Allstate NI said: “At Allstate Northern Ireland, we are continuing to shape our culture to maximise innovation and entrepreneurship.

    "Through our developing talent pool, strong leadership, diverse input and inclusive thinking, we bring value every day to the Allstate Corporation, harnessing and developing new ideas which propel our transformation strategy.

    “Our experience in Northern Ireland allows us to play a major part in the Allstate transformation plan, which is focused on accelerating and building upon a successful strategy of innovation so that we can continue to stand apart, not just as an insurance company but as a broader protection company.

    "The plan is expected to see transformation in operational processes and technology across the enterprise which will enable a significant leap to customer-centricity.

    “We see the potential for Northern Ireland, a place where we have grown our workforce ten-fold and provided high quality jobs across Belfast and the North West.

    “Our socially responsible policies are considered as a core component of our company’s overall service and product offering. We are unlocking our intellectual assets and people power to achieve a positive impact through initiatives which are authentic, valued, and critical to business performance.”

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