• Paul Fingleton

25 new jobs for Sligo as tech firm, Fastcom, announces plans to double workforce.

The economic recovery is starting to spread out across the country, with network performance and security management company announcing plans to more than double the current workforce in Sligo.

Over the next three years, the company will seek employees with expertise in network engineering and customer support to work at its new Sligo network operations and security centre. The announcement of 25 new jobs comes on the back of €1.2 million in investment, financed through private and director investment.

Founded in Sligo in 2004, Fastcom provides a range of connectivity and network operations services for multi-site retailers across Ireland and the UK. The company’s software allows businesses to view and manage their entire network and all connected devices from a centralised location. In total, Fastcom manages over 30,000 network connected devices.

Ross Palmer, managing director, Fastcom, said: Fastcom is a rapidly-growing business and we need additional staff to support our business activities. This investment will allow us to serve existing and prospective customers even better as we continue to develop our software and invest in our staff."

The jobs and external investment reflect Fastcom’s increasing presence in the Irish and UK market as it continues to expand its customer base. The company boosted its sales and revenue by 25% this year, with plans to double its turnover in the next three years.