Attracted by Amsterdam’s thriving tech sector

The award-winning Irish firm project management and IT solutions specialist Aspira has opened its new European headquarters in Amsterdam. The new office - in Amsterdam’s Zuidas business district - was officially opened on Thursday, 14 February. Aspira, which was named one of the fastest growing companies in Europe by the Financial Times in 2017 and 2018, says it was attracted to the Netherlands’ due to its status as one of Europe’s top IT and project management hubs. The firm believes it can help the Netherlands cope with a shortage of qualified IT professionals, which could limit growth for local businesses. It was also attracted by Amsterdam’s status as a gateway to mainland Europe, and says it plans to fill 30 roles for the new office over the next two years.

Providing the Netherlands with needed expertise

Aspira claims it has the experience and skills needed to guide clients in Amsterdam, and elsewhere on the continent, through major undertakings. Peter Ryan, managing director of Aspira Europe, says: “IT projects are often so complex that they can easily cost much more time and money than anticipated.  We offer our world-class project management and technology expertise to deliver customer projects successfully – our track record reflects a 30 per cent higher project delivery success rate after Aspira resources are deployed.”

A grand opening on Valentine’s Day

The company’s opening took place on Valentine’s Day to demonstrate its passion for project management and technology, as well as Amsterdam’s position at the heart of Europe’s IT sector. Kevin Kelly, the Irish ambassador to the Netherlands, gave a speech to mark the occasions, and Aspira CEO Pat Lucey spoke about the Dutch market. Afterwards, guests met members of the Aspira team and learned about the company’s future plans. 

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