BSkyB chief executive Jeremy Darroch has said the company would invest €1 billion in Ireland over the next five years.
Darroch made the commitment speaking at the opening of Sky Ireland’s new headquarters in Dublin today saying that the new base in Ireland meant it would no longer be an offshoot of the UK business.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially opened Sky’s new facility on Burlington Road. The headquarters will see the digital provider increasing its employee numbers from 450 currently to 900 in July.
The new site will enable Sky to serve Irish customers from one dedicated site for the first time and a wide variety of opportunities are on offer ranging from customer service manager and adviser roles to training, coaching and HR positions.
Jeremy Darroch, Sky chief executive said that the launch of the new site in Dublin marks a very significant day for Sky’s Irish business.
“Ireland has been a great market for Sky. We’ve been here from the very start, growing to become the most popular provider of TV in the country. For the first time, we will have a dedicated presence on-the-ground to support this growth.”
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny said that Ireland is a perfectly suited base for is a great location for digital-content providers.
“As the global economy continues to embrace a digital future, there are rich and significant opportunities here for Ireland particularly when you take into account our geographical position as the gateway to Europe for America and vice verse.”