Operators of CompareNI.com creating 31 Belfast jobs

  • Photo: Grainne McVeigh, Director of Scaling, Invest NI with Greg Wilson, CEO, Seopa.

    Local web aggregator Seopa Ltd is to create 31 new jobs in Belfast as it plans to double its current revenue.

    Headquartered in Belfast’s Linen Quarter, the company operates the CompareNI.com and Quotezone.co.uk insurance price comparison websites.

    Seopa’s new hires will include a new Head of Product, a CFO and a Head of Data Science.

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    Positions in e-business development, IT, sales and marketing are also being created.

    The firm's CEO Greg Wilson added that “a new training programme will ensure team members at every level have the skills they need” to help the firm deliver its growth strategy.

    The roles will offer average salaries of over £35,000.

    Greg continued: “More than three million people now use our sites to compare quotes each year, and we have partnered with hundreds of panel members, affiliates and co-brand partners as we’ve scaled up our business. We now want to build on this success and grow our market share.”

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    Invest NI has offered the company nearly £390,000 towards the new roles, training and development.

    Grainne McVeigh, Director of Scaling at the economic growth agency commented: “This local company is part of our Scaling Initiative which focusses on helping companies be more competitive and achieve sustainable growth.

    "Greg has already shown his commitment to this as a participant of the Leadership for Growth programme and is now implementing a company-wide training and development programme to support his vision for the business.”

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    Source: Written from press release

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