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Avanade celebrates its fifth year of operating in Ireland

Ireland’s top employer Avanade, the leading digital innovator on the Microsoft ecosystem, today celebrates its fifth anniversary of operating in Ireland. When Avanade Ireland opened its doors in 2018, its goal was to hire 100 professionals to significantly grow its presence in Ireland. Today, there is a 200-strong team in the Dublin office with significant plans to hire more skills to support the exponential demand for digital transformation in key industries such as manufacturing, retail, banking, and healthcare.

Over the past five years, Avanade Ireland has achieved some significant milestones, including year-on-year revenue growth, while supporting the local economy and job market. Avanade Ireland has also:

• Created an award-winning employee experience that has attracted top talent and has earned the Number 1 Top Employer in Ireland for three years running by the Top Employers Institute.
• Reached 42% gender diversity in Ireland setting a standard for inclusion and diversity with programs like LGBTQ+ ally network and partnerships with diversity organizations like Connecting Women in Technology.
• Brought its purpose of making a genuine human impact to life through programs such as Junior Achievement, the FIT apprentice program, the VelocITY Graduate campaign and so much more.

Avanade continues to help its clients Do What Matters, including Ireland Department of Health, Primark and Allied Irish Bank.

The company has been placed at the forefront of the tech industry in Ireland by earning numerous awards to demonstrate its leadership in the marketplace, including:

• Microsoft Ireland Country Partner of the Year 2021
• Microsoft Ireland Advisory Services Partner of the Year 2022
• And having 7 MVPs—the largest cohort of any company in the country.

Adam Kelly, Country Manager for Avanade Ireland

“Leading a diverse, talented, and ambitious team to deliver advisory services to our clients as we enter a new era is a great privilege. We have delivered some of the largest digital transformation programs in the country through periods of extreme uncertainty over the past five years, including the global pandemic. I am hugely proud of what we have collectively achieved, and I look forward to continuing our growth trajectory to further support the country’s economy, as well as recruiting local talent.”

Anna Di Silverio, President – Europe at Avanade

“Our business in Ireland remains a key pillar in our global growth and transformation strategy. It continues to go from strength-to-strength by supporting Irish businesses to digitally transform during turbulent economic and political times. The exponential demand for our services is testament to our talented people, the unique partnership we have with Microsoft, and our ongoing commitment to do what matters for our people, our clients, and our communities.”

Simon Coveney, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Ireland

“It is great to see Avanade continue to succeed in Ireland, supporting the local employment market, and helping businesses across multiple sectors to transform their organisations in the digital era.”