Cleaver Fulton Rankin advises Microsoft on the funding of the establishment of its Belfast cyber security centre

Cleaver Fulton Rankin is delighted to have advised Microsoft on the establishment of its Belfast-based cyber security centre.

Microsoft, one the largest technology companies in the world, will create 85 new jobs to add to the 28 currently employed in Belfast.

Microsoft’s Darren Dillon said, “We’re delighted to be able to establish this new cyber security centre here in Northern Ireland which will provide support to Microsoft’s largest enterprise customers across Europe, Middle East and Africa.”

Stormont has committed to promoting Northern Ireland as a global cyber security hub. The Department for the Economy is providing £800,000 in funding for pre-employment training places at Belfast Met and Invest Northern Ireland has offered £150,000 of support towards the creation of 25 of the 85 planned roles.

Acting for Microsoft, Hilary Griffith, head of the corporate and commercial team at Cleaver Fulton Rankin commented on the new office, “We are delighted to have been involved in the establishment of Microsoft’s new cyber security centre in Belfast.”

The new office and creation of 85 new jobs, is a clear vote of confidence in the technology sector in Northern Ireland and is testament to the highly skilled talent produced by our Universities and the support given by the Department for the Economy and Invest Northern Ireland.

Our involvement in this transaction, illustrates the quality and expertise of Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Technology team. The team brings together expertise in corporate & commercial, employment & immigration, banking & finance and real estate providing advice which protects and enhances the interests of our technology clients.”

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