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Agile Networks gets €80k grant from Fingal CEB
Darragh Richardson of Agile Networks and Oisin Geoghegan, Fingal CEB
A start-up company specialising in network integration, Agile Networks, is getting grant assistance of €80,000 from Fingal County Enterprise Board.
Agile Networks was formed following a management buy-out last November of the Irish operations of Telindus.
The Blanchardstown-based company provides professional services to large public sector bodies, multinationals, and export-oriented Irish companies.
The Business Priming Grant of €80,000 ensures that six high-value jobs are retained and will also help to create another full-time job and two long term contract posts, as the company plans to meet growing customer demand in 2012.
“These jobs are centred on the design, implementation and support of complex networks and related services to major enterprise and public sector customers,” said Darragh Richardson, managing director for Agile Networks.
“All staff members have significant expertise in networking, working for major enterprises like Siemens Networks, eircom, Damovo, 3Com and Smart Telecom.”
Following the management buy-out, Agile Networks and Telindus have signed mutual services agreements, to ensure continuity of service.
Telindus will provide Agile Networks with support for their international customers, with an affiliate network reaching 60 countries. In addition, Agile Networks will support Telindus’ legacy customers within Ireland.