Business expansion
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland;
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Professional Legal And Technical Acconuting Activities
Legal And Accounting Activities
69.2 - Accounting, bookkeeping and auditing activities; tax consultancy

638 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 September 2014
Employment effect (start)
9 September 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Professional services group, Deloitte has announced that it will create 338 new jobs in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The jobs will be technology, finance and consulting and will be high quality jobs, having starting salaries of around £30,000 (€37,656). Jackie Henry, senior partner at Deloitte Belfast, said Belfast was selected as the location for major expansion despite considerable competition from across the UK and other global sites. Mr Henry attributed the fact that Deloitte Belfast being a centre of excellence for technology, pensions and actuarial consulting, finances and tax services as among the factors that weighed in favour of the decision to expand in Belfast. Deloitte will receive more than £3.3 million (€4.14 million) in assistance from Northern Ireland’s government agencies, with the company reported as stating that support from the government was also a key factor in the company’s decision to locate the jobs in Northern Ireland. This follows a previous decision by Deloitte’s in 2013 to expand its operations in Belfast. It is anticipated that by 2019 the total number of Deloitte employees in Northern Ireland will be more than 700. Deloitte will also expand operations in the Republic of Ireland, with an additional 100 positions and 200 graduate opportunities.

UPDATE 19/05/2016: Deloitte have announced that they intend to revise upward the target of new jobs to be created in Belfast. The original announcement in 2014 gave a target for total employment in the company of 700 by 2019.  The latest statement from the company commits to employing 1,000 people by 2020, increasing the number of jobs created by 300. The original expansion was helped by a substantial investment from Northern Ireland's government agencies, however the new jobs are being created without the need for any public investment. 


  • 9 September 2014: NI Government (Press Release)
  • 9 September 2014: Irish times
  • 9 September 2014: BBC News
  • 9 September 2014: Belfast Telegraph


Eurofound (2014), Deloitte, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77550, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77550.