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Further success for Newry financial support firm

Newry financial software and support services firm First Derivatives is once again proving its success and reputation isn’t going unnoticed. Chief Executive Brian Conlon was recognized as one of Ireland’s global business leaders in the inaugural Ireland Inc. 100 orgainsed by business and finance magazine. Brian was also named in the Belfast Business Top 50 by the Belfast Media Group, a strong local endorsement following his Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012. As a company First Derivatives has recently been ranked 22 nd in the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 and is short listed for the fort coming Business and Finance Company of the Year awards to be held in December. Marking the recent successes Chief Operating Officer Adrian Toner said: “The achievements and growth of First Derivatives is due to the innovation of our products, the quality of our service an d the dedication of our employees throughout the world so obviously we are delighted to see that our hard work is being recognized by a variety of business commentators. First Derivatives’  success proves that an indigenous firm from Northern Ireland can compete on a global basis and work in highly specialized markets with some of the world’s most recognizable names. As always we are continually expanding our product range and building towards new markets, with an ever increasing presence in the US and Asia.” On top of the firm’s business success Newry native Rory O’Rorke a First Derivatives’ employee was part of the successful Tokyo Gaels team that competed in the FD sponsored Asian Gaelic Games that were held in Malaysia last month. Rory is currently working in Tokyo as part of a small consulting team working to support FD’s Japanese clients. Rory said: “When you are far from home it is great to hear how well the company is performing and the recognition it is receiving in the press. It is great top be part of an organization that continues to expand internationally. Away from the desk the Japanese team I play for also won our division which we were thrilled with and are looking forward to taking part again next year.” First Derivatives now employ over 720 staff and are one of the largest graduate recruiters in Northern Ireland. For more information please visit First Derivative.com


Newry Democrat

27th November 2012