Local software company set to more than double staff this year

  • Belfast based company SciLeads is on target to more than double its workforce to 50 by the end of 2021, as it marks five years in business.

    The company has developed a lead generation and market intelligence platform that helps scientific instrumentation suppliers across North America, Europe and Asia identify buyers for their products and has seen a huge increase in demand for its services amid the pandemic.

    SciLeads, which started the year with 22 staff, now has 40 employees. It has a further 10 vacancies to fill before the end of the year, including five software engineers. The vacancies also include a winter intake of their sales and marketing graduate programme, aimed at giving recent graduates the opportunity to begin their career in a fast-moving global company.

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    SciLeads’ marketing platform provides detailed data on all the research grant awards made globally and as the pandemic has continued this information has become even more valuable to those companies to help them reach their ideal customers,researchers who need high-tech scientific equipment, such as microscopes or genetic sequencers, to carry out their work.

    Since SciLeads was launched in 2016 by three friends in their twenties - Daniel McRitchie, Laura Haldane and James Campbell - its turnover has almost doubled each year and the company is aiming to achieve similar growth this year. 

    Its software is used by eight of the top 10 global companies in the life science instrumentation field including Bio-Rad, which provides a wide range of products to scientists to support COVID-19 screening and research.

    CEO Daniel McRitchie said: “It’s an exciting time for SciLeads as we mark five years in business and look ahead to the next stage of growing our global business, starting by doubling our workforce to 50 by this year and launching a new Salesforce app to streamline our service for clients.”

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    While most of its staff are home-based in Northern Ireland, SciLeads has employees in locations from Belarus to Barcelona, and Daniel, originally from Belfast, has been based in Vancouver for the last three years.

    Launched in Belfast in 2016, SciLeads is trusted by hundreds of scientific companies globally to accelerate sales and drive growth. SciLeads aims to enable sales and marketing teams to identify, engage and qualify their ideal prospects.

     Source: Written from press release.

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