Business expansion
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland;
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Professional Services And Management Consultancy
Activities Of Head Offices; Management Consultancy Activities
70.2 - Management consultancy activities

158 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
25 April 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


More than 200 jobs are to be created by a £10m expansion of a human resources agency's Belfast facility. Reed Managed Services currently employs 62 people in the city (2500 overall), the expansion will see that rise to 220. It will provide human resources, shared services and technical support to the UK and Ireland from Belfast. Finance director Derek Beal said they wanted to 'grow into a market-leading HR consultancy & outsourced services business'.

'This expansion will help us to increase market share and expand our client portfolio,' he said.

The investment is being backed by £1.9m in assistance from Invest Northern Ireland. Invest NI's Chief Executive, Leslie Morrison, said the project would contribute £5m in salaries to the Northern Ireland economy.



Eurofound (2006), Reed Managed Services, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63416, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63416.