Business expansion
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland; Belfast;
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

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 May 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Education publisher Pearson has opened a new finance centre in Belfast which will create 300 new jobs; 100 of the new positions have already been filled, with a further 200 roles still to be allocated. 

The company has undergone major restructuring in 2016 resulting in job losses across its global operations. The opening of the new centre in Northern Ireland is part of the company's drive for greater efficiency across the business. The development agency Invest NI are supporting the venture with a grant of GBP 1.5 million (€1.7 million); the Department of the Economy are also supporting by providing skills training worth GBP 460,000 (€522,700). 


  • 8 May 2017: BBC Website


Eurofound (2017), Pearson, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91059, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91059.