Leo Clancy, Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Ireland; Leo Varadkar TD, Irish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment; Eoin Leonard, CEO and Founder, i3PT; David Wallace, Chief Commercial Officer, i3PT

Irish Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar welcomed i3PT’s expansion, with its new office opening in Scotland, during his trade mission to the UK organised by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government’s trade, and innovation agency.

The Edinburgh office, headed up by regional associate Jonathan Barclay, marks the first site for the Dublin-based company in Scotland and doubles its UK footprint. The company plans to create more than 40 new positions over the coming two years, based on increased demand and a large R&D investment in its software product, CertCentral.

Across their software and services divisions, i3PT, works with some of the largest companies in the world to ensure that their buildings are safer, better, and more sustainable. The company is engaged virtually in every sector within the construction industry, private and public sector, ranging from hyper-scale datacentres to high-density social housing and UK Premiership football stadiums.

The announcement of the company’s second UK office was made alongside an Enterprise Ireland housing roundtable in London today, which Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD took part in, on the first leg of a three-country trade mission to the UK, France and Germany focused on further boosting trade collaboration.

 

Leading the trade mission, Irish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD said, “Ireland and Britain will always have a close relationship. Our two countries are interlinked in myriad different ways, and we will be looking to strengthen those ties as we emerge from the pandemic and face into future challenges, such as climate change and digitalisation. Irish companies have created over 125,000 jobs in Britain. By working closely together, building on existing partnerships and building new ones, we hope to create more jobs and prosperity for both countries. I’m looking forward to visiting the U.K., as part of my first in-person trade mission as Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and I’m really happy to be bringing some good news with me of Irish companies investing and creating jobs on the ground.”

i3PT works with clients in the property and construction industry to ensure that they protect all their stakeholders, by delivering better buildings. The company does this through a combination of software and services, deploying smart technology and smarter people to assure quality, compliance, and sustainability in the built environment. They are currently working with a number of major developers and investment funds in preparation for the incoming UK Building Safety Bill.

Eoin Leonard, i3PT founder, said, “The business has been one of the few companies which had been lucky enough to grow throughout the recent pandemic. During this period, i3PT has also bolstered their senior team and developed an innovative technology roadmap.”

“I founded i3PT to make a positive impact on the construction industry. Our mission is to ensure the delivery of improved quality and true sustainability in construction and improved culture on sites. Today, I’m proud to say that we deliver on this mission every day through our innovative software and our excellent services.”

Irish companies have been adding value to the UK through the delivery of brilliant Irish innovation to benefit local partners throughout the UK. Last month, Enterprise Ireland agreed to support i3PT on a major €2.4m R&D investment spanning the next two years as part of the government agency’s focus on fostering innovation in Irish companies to help them innovate and grow. This will see the company add a series of new features and build interoperability features for CertCentral, a software designed by engineers, architects, surveyors, and tradespeople. This approach helps i3PT provide a system that is more intuitive and that the resulting data assists clients with delivering improved quality and better controls.

Accompanying the Irish Deputy Prime Minister on the trade mission, Enterprise Ireland’s Chief Executive Leo Clancy said, “Our long-standing business relationship with the UK is built on the shared values that exists between both countries, as well as our pro-enterprise and pro-competition business environments. The deals announced on this trade mission will see more jobs created in the UK, even closer links between our two business communities, and advancing innovation to solve the challenges of the world today.”

“With our team of Market Advisors working across the UK, Enterprise Ireland is helping both Irish and British companies to find collaborations that solve the challenges they face to create opportunities for further growth, greater competitive advantage in the global marketplace, and to create and sustain jobs,” he added.

Enterprise Ireland-backed companies operating in this sector are best placed to meet the needs of local authorities looking for new innovations and solutions to their construction challenges. i3PT are recognised leaders in ESG and quality assurance advisory field, with a focus on working with clients to build systems and frameworks for delivering better buildings. The company’s software division CertCentral, then enables clients to digitalise all key project workflows and capture key decisions.  The platform stores and tags all information intelligently, facilitating the management of crucial data analytics, which allow i3PT’s clients to run their businesses in a smarter and more compliant manner.